How to Stream Hulu on Discord? Level Up Your Streaming Game

Lindsay Hayes

If you're looking for how to stream Hulu on Discord, open Hulu and choose a movie or series. Then, open the Discord app or website. Go to the appropriate Discord server you want to watch Hulu on and click the monitor icon in the bottom-left corner. Choose your browser as what is being streamed, select your settings, and "Go Live".

I've realized that it's a lot more fun when you watch movies with friends instead of alone. Since a lot of my friends live miles away from me, we can't always get together to watch things in person. The good thing is that I've known how to stream Hulu on Discord, so we've been able to have a Hulu watch party every month.

If you want to know what there is to stream Hulu on Discord, this is the guide for you. Let's get right into what you need to know.


How to Start Streaming Hulu From Discord App or Website?

If you want to know how to stream Hulu on Discord, there are two simple things involved.

You'll need the Hulu application or website, and you will need to use the web version of Hulu. The Hulu app has some protections that will result in a black screen when you try to use it with Discord.

However, before you jump into the actual process, there are two or three things that you want to do: disable hardware acceleration in your browser, in the Discord app (if you're using it), and add your browser as a "Registered Game" on Discord.

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Turn Off Hardware Acceleration in Your Browser

You'll need to disable hardware acceleration in your browser before attempting to stream Hulu on Discord. This can usually prevent you from having to deal with the black screen issue.

Here's how to turn off hardware acceleration in the most popular browsers.

Google Chrome

Do the following to disable this in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the three dots in the upper-right corner of the window.
  2. From the drop-down menu, choose "Settings".
  3. Click "System" from the left panel.
  4. Turn off "Use hardware acceleration when available".

Microsoft Edge

In Microsoft Edge, do the following:

  1. Click the three horizontal dots in the top-right corner of the window.
  2. Choose "Settings".
  3. Click "System and performance" from the panel on the left.
  4. Toggle "Use hardware acceleration when available" off.

Mozilla Firefox

Follow these steps in Firefox:

  1. Click the three horizontal lines in the upper-right corner.
  2. Click "Settings".
  3. Choose the "General" tab from the left of the window.
  4. Untick the "Use recommended performance settings" box under "Performance".
  5. Now, turn off the "Use hardware acceleration when available" option.


If you're using Safari, you will likely not be able to change your hardware acceleration settings as Apple removed this option from macOS Catalina.

Turn Off Hardware Acceleration in Discord App

If you're using the Discord website, you can skip this step. If you're using the app though, you'll need to stop it from using hardware acceleration.

Fortunately, this just takes a few steps:

  1. Open the Discord application on your computer.
  2. Click the Settings icon in the bottom-left corner. You'll see it beside your username.
  3. Select "Voice & Video" from the left.
  4. Scroll down to the "Video Codec" section and disable the toggle beside "H.264 Hardware Acceleration".

Add Your Browser as a Registered Game

Finally, to be able to enable the browser that you're streaming Hulu for screen sharing, you'll have to add it as one of your registered games.

You can use any browser, but you're most likely not to have any issues if you use the Google Chrome browser.

Here's what you've got to do to get this done:

  1. Launch Discord in your browser or the app.
  2. Click the Settings button on the bottom-right side of the screen.
  3. Under "Activity Settings" in the left panel, click "Registered Games".
  4. Click on the "Add it!" text beside "Not seeing your game?".
  5. Choose your browser from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click "Add Game" to have Discord see your browser as a game. This step is integral to stream Hulu on Discord.
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How to Stream Hulu on Discord?

Now that you've gotten all the prerequisites out of the way, it's time to actually stream Hulu on Discord.

The first thing that you'll need to do if you want to watch movies on Hulu is to find the particular movie or TV series that you want to stream and have it queued up and ready.

  1. Open Hulu in your browser.
  2. Find the video that you want to watch and select it.
  3. Pause the movie if it starts to play.

Now that you've taken care of the Hulu side of things, it is time to show you the most integral steps when it comes to how to stream Hulu on Discord.

  1. Launch Discord in your internet browser or using the app.
  2. Open the server that you want to stream Hulu on.
  3. Now, in the bottom left right above your username, you should see a monitor icon. Click on that.
  4. From the pop-up window that appears, make sure your browser is listed under "What You're Streaming".
  5. Choose the settings you want to use for streaming movies from Hulu on Discord. You can choose the voice channel you want to use, and the resolution and frame rate you want to stream at, for instance.
  6. Click "Go Live".
  7. Now, you can go back to Hulu and start the movie or show. Your watch party can begin now!

Note that if you have a Discord Nitro account, you'll get access to higher streaming settings, which can certainly make it even more enjoyable when you screen share Hulu with your friends.

How to Stream Hulu on Discord and Watch on Android TV?

If you prefer watching Hulu on a big screen, you can actually cast it to your Android TV or smart TV pretty easily. It can even work if you have a Fire TV Stick or any other Fire TV device.

First off, if your TV has Miracast or Chromecast built-in, this becomes much easier as you can just set up your Hulu party and cast it to your Android smart TV.

However, if you have a Fire TV stick or Android TV, you'll want to download the "Air Screen" app from your respective store.

Once it is installed, you will be able to use it to cast from external devices, such as your Windows PC, to your TV.

  1. Press Windows key + A on your PC to open the Action Center.
  2. Click the "Connect" button.
  3. Select your TV or Fire TV stick from the list.
  4. You should now have the Hulu website showing on your TV, along with your Discord friends.

Can You Stream Hulu on Discord From Mobile Devices?

If you have the Discord and Hulu apps on your smartphone, you might be wondering whether it is possible to successfully stream Hulu while sharing it with your friends.

Unfortunately, this isn't possible using the Discord mobile app. Most streaming services on mobile platforms, like Hulu, block screen sharing. You'll only see a black screen if you try to.

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How to Fix Hulu Stream Black Screen Issue?

Are you trying to broadcast Hulu on Discord to all your friends but you encounter a black screen? There's one usual cause for this.

Make sure to follow the steps mentioned above for both Discord and your browser as disabling hardware acceleration will fix this black screen problem for most people.

Is It Legal to Stream Hulu on Discord?

For full disclosure, whether it is legal to stream movies with your friends through Hulu on Discord depends on the content that you're watching.

In most cases, you'll be watching movies on Hulu that are protected by copyright laws, and if this is the case, it is not legal to watch these with your pals.

Watching in small groups usually won't attract much attention, to be honest, but if you're watching on a Discord server and voice channel with hundreds of people, you might get into some trouble.

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Final Words

To stream Hulu on Discord, you'll first need to disable hardware acceleration on your browser and the Discord app if you're using that, as this will help you avoid the black screen problem. After that, make sure that you have your web browser as a registered game in Discord.

Once this is set up, open any of the Hulu movies you want to watch. Go to Discord and choose the server you want to cast Hulu to. Click the monitor icon at the bottom, choose the settings you want, and Go Live! That's it! Your friends will be able to enjoy your Hulu content with you.

Did this article show you what you need to do to stream Hulu on Discord? If so, take a look at our related articles to learn more.

Lindsay Hayes

Hi, I’m Lindsay, a techie from Kansas City. That’s right; I’m a born and bred Midwesterner. I learned to take electronics apart at my dad’s GameStop way back when, and I haven’t stopped since. I spend most of my time checking out new gadgets.
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