In earlier days, you are not available with an option to enjoy Hulu streaming service on your Ubuntu and Linux distributions. But now, the scenario is totally changed. You can enjoy the contents of Hulu on your device with the help of simple steps and some tips. Before starting with the steps, it is important to create an account on Hulu.com activate from your web browser.
We want to mention here that Hulu had developed the app for Linux based devices but it was discontinued after a while. The exact reason behind this was not clear at that time. It may be due to the improper support of player settings.
You require a Firefox browser
We all know that to stream videos through Hulu service, you need a flash player for which the code is fetched from the Linux library. But nowadays, this technology is totally exhausted and latest Linux system is not coming with the DRM codes. To activate a code, you need a package that supports the HAL-based DRM.
To overcome this problem, you need a Firefox browser with an updated version. If you are having a chrome browser on your device, then it will not support the PPAPI on it.
1st step: Install the Firefox program
To start with the steps, you need to install the Firefox browser on your Linux based device. After downloading this, you need to install the flash player in it. Now, start streaming the contents of the Hulu app by clicking on it.
If you are a user of Ubuntu system, then you need a software for downloading the flash player. This you can easily get from the official store of Ubuntu system. Install the flash player on it after downloading from the online software center.
If you have installed Mozilla Firefox browser in your computer, then you are required to download the flash player plugin but if you have downloaded the Chrome browser, then you need a PPAPI plugin because the flash player plugin will not work on it. After this, you need to go to link.
2nd step: Install the HAL library
Once the downloading of the player plugin and Firefox gets completed you need to go to the official page of Hulu.com and try playing the videos from it without entering code. If you are getting an error, then you need to obtain a code for your Hulu activation. Before this, you must delete the cookies and cache from the HAL package.
You will be directed to adobe flash player page. Install the HAL package. If you are using the Ubuntu system, then you will not be able to download the HAL package. A senior technical expert from Ubuntu has confirmed that the company has provided the PPA files for streaming the contents of the browser without installing the ‘HAL’ package.
Install the PPA based software on the Ubuntu system. This software will work with Linux Mint and Ubuntu as well. Open the dashboard and start reading the instructions before implementing them on your device. In general, the first instruction is meant for PPA and next for downloading and further next for installation of HAL library.
After successful installation of the package on the Ubuntu system, go to Hulu App official link and click on any video which you want to watch. If you start getting videos on the screen, then it means the system is properly configured with the settings.
If the problem still exists, then restart your computer and check if the problem is solved or not.