Hulu profiles: How many you can have, how to add and remove them, and more

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Hulu remains one of the biggest streaming services you can sign up for, even if it’s limited to US residents. One of its coolest features is Hulu profiles. This means your account can be used by multiple family members, and each one will have their own profile so they see the content they want to watch.

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In this article, we will go in-depth on Hulu profiles. We will tell you how you can add a profile, and also how to delete a profile on Hulu. We also give you info on just how many profiles you can have on one account, and we talk about creating Kids Profiles on the service.

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What are Hulu profiles?

Simply put, Hulu profiles allow subscribers to let family members have their own Hulu experience. Instead of seeing just one screen with all of the service’s movies and TV shows, you can establish individual profiles. Each family member can then see the movies and TV shows they have been streaming, and also get individualized recommendations on series and films they may want to watch.

How many profiles can you have on Hulu?

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At the moment, the service allows for each account holder to add up to five Hulu profiles, for a total of six Hulu profiles.

How many profiles can watch Hulu at once?

While you can have as many as six Hulu profiles on one account, the service only allows for up to two simultaneous streams on the same account with the two basic plans. However, if you sign up for the much more expensive Hulu Plus Live TV plans, there’s another option. You can pay an extra $9.99 a month for the Unlimited Screens add-on. It will allow you and your family members to stream on an unlimited number of devices at the same time on your home network. 

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There are two exceptions for this extra add-on. If you get Hulu Plus Live TV, and the Ultimate Screens option, and then sign up for one or more of the optional pay-TV movie channels (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz), you can only watch those particular channels on up to five devices at once via Hulu on your home network. Finally, if you or other family members leave your home network to stream Hulu Plus Live TV with the Unlimited Screens add-on, your simultaneous streams gets hit with a limit of up to three mobile devices at once.

How to add a profile on Hulu

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There are three different ways you can create and add a new profile on Hulu:

How to add a profile on Hulu.com (PC users)

  1. Move your mouse to your account icon, located on the top right-hand corner of the page, and click on it.
  2. Click on the My Account selection in the menu
  3. You may be asked to type in your Hulu account password. If so, type it in and then click on Log In.
  4. Move your mouse to your account icon again, and then click on it
  5. Click on the Manage Profiles selection in the menu.
  6. Click on the  (+) Add Profile box.
  7. You then type in the name of the person for this new profile, along with his or her birthday. You will also be asked for the person’s gender, or you can select Prefer Not To Say.
  8. Finally, click on Create Profile to add the new one to Hulu.

How to add a profile on Hulu mobile apps

If you are using the iOS or Android Hulu mobile apps, here’s how you can create and add a new profile

  1. Open the Hulu app and tap on the Account icon on the bottom part of the app
  2. Select your name to open the Profiles page.
  3. Tap on the (+) New Profile selection.
  4. Type in the name, birth date, and gender boxes for this new profile
  5. Finally, tap on Create Profile to add the new one to Hulu.

How to add a profile on Hulu TV apps (smart TVs, game consoles, set-top boxes, and streaming sticks)

Here’s how to create a new Hulu profile on apps made for larger screens:

  1. Open the app, and simply select (+) New Profile from the Profiles screen
  2. If the app is already open, go to Account, then select Profiles, and finally select (+) New Profile
  3. Type in the name, birth date, and gender boxes for this new profile as before.
  4. Finally, select Create Profile to add the new one to Hulu.

How to switch Hulu profiles

If you launch Hulu and discover the profile that is running is not your own, here’s how to switch to your own Hulu profile.

How to switch profiles on Hulu.com (PC users)

  1. Move your mouse to your account icon on the page and click on it
  2. Then just click on the Hulu profile you want, and you should be all set

How to switch profiles on Hulu mobile apps

  1. Tap the Account icon on the app.
  2. Then just tap on the Profile you want, and you should be ready to watch.

How to switch on Hulu TV apps

  1. Select and click on the Account icon
  2. Select Profiles from the menu
  3. Finally, just scroll down to the profile you want, and select it. You should be ready to go.

How to delete a profile on Hulu

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If one of your family members doesn’t want to use your account to sign onto the service anymore, here’s how you can delete a profile on Hulu. Keep in mind that once you do delete a Hulu profile, there’s no way to get it back. You also cannot delete the primary Hulu profile on your account at all; you can just edit it.

You can also only delete profiles on the Hulu.com web site. Here’s how to handle it:

  1. Hover over your account name in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  2. Click on Manage Profiles in the menu.
  3. Select the specific profile you want to delete with the edit icon. You should then see the Edit Profile pop-up window.
  4. In the pop-up window, select Delete Profile
  5. Finally, confirm you want to delete it. 

How to delete all profiles from Hulu

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If you want to purge all but your own primary Hulu account profile, there’s a way to do that as well. Again, this can only be handled via the Hulu.com web site.

  1. Hover over your account name in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  2. Click on Account in the menu.
  3. Scroll down to the Privacy and Settings box in the lower right hand corner of the page, and then click on California Privacy Rights.
  4. Under the  Manage Activity box, click on the Profiles check box option.
  5. Finally, click on the Clear Selected box.

How to edit a profile

If you just want to change a Hulu profile’s name, rather than delete it, here’s how to handle that.

How to edit profiles on Hulu.com (PC and Android users)

Both PC and Android users will have to go to the Hulu.com website to edit profiles, with Android users accessing it via their mobile web browser.

  1. Hover over your account name in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  2. Select the specific profile you want to edit. You should see the Edit Profile pop-up window.
  3. In the pop-up window, make whatever changes you want to the profile.
  4. Finally, select Save Changes. 

How to edit on iOS devices

  1. Tap your own Profile first.
  2. Tap the icon with your  own initials.
  3. Tap the Edit option and select which profile you wish to edit.
  4. Make whatever changes you need to the profile.
  5. Finally, tap on Save changes.

How to edit on Hulu TV apps

  1. After launching the app, head to your Account and select it.
  2. Select Profiles from the menu.
  3. Go to the profile you’d like to change and then select Edit.
  4. Make the updates you wish to make to the profile.
  5. Finally, Select Save Changes.

How to create a Kids Profile

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Hulu has a lot of content that is considered mature or adult. If you have a family with children, you can set up a special profile that will keep that kind of content out of their eyes. Creating a Kids Profile will only allow them to watch content in the Kids Hub section of Hulu. It will show movies and TV shows made for kids up to the age of 12.

Here’s how to do it.

  1. Follow the first steps in the procedure when creating a new profile as mentioned above.
  2. When you select the (+) New Profile from the Profiles screen, there will be a toggle labeled Kids that by default is turned off. Tap, click, or select it to turn the toggle on.
  3. Type in the name for this new profile as before (You won’t need to type in their birthdate or gender).
  4. Finally, tap, click or select Create Profile to add the new one to Hulu.

Keep in mind that children could simply switch profiles to watch more mature content on Hulu. Unfortunately, there are no further parental controls on the service, like a PIN number that could be used to keep kids from switching profiles.

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