How to Download Hulu Videos on Mac to Watch Offline?

With millions of subscribers worldwide, Hulu is one of the most popular streaming services in existence, and it continues to grow every year. Once you've subscribed to the Hulu No Ads plan, you can not only stream Hulu videos without ads online but also download videos from Hulu for offline viewing.

However, the downloading function is limited to iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire tablets apps. What if you want to play Hulu videos offline on other devices, like a macOS computer?

Fear not! In this article, we will explore the various methods and tools available to download Hulu videos on your Mac, allowing you to enjoy your favorite content even without an internet connection.


1. Using Hulu Video Downloader

To download Hulu movies or shows on a Mac, a professional Hulu Video Downloader is highly recommended. SameMovie Hulu Video Downloader is an excellent choice for Mac users. It is a user-friendly application that allows you to easily download your favorite content from Hulu to your computer. This program is compatible with macOS 10.15 or above.

Whether you subscribe to an ad-free or ad-supported plan, SameMovie can efficiently download movies for offline playback. The downloaded Hulu videos can be permanently saved on your hard drive, and they will remain accessible even if your subscription plan changes or is cancelled. This provides you with the convenience of enjoying Hulu content offline at any time.

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Features of SameMovie Hulu Video Downloader:
  • Fully compatible with most Mac computers
  • Download any content from Hulu to watch offline
  • Get rid of ads and have no need to install Hulu app
  • MP4 and MKV ouput make the downloads playable on any devices
  • Free technical support & software update
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Tutorial: Download Hulu Videos on Mac with SameMovie

STEP 1. Open Hulu Video Downloader on macOS Computer

Click the "Free Trial" button (shown above) to download the right version of Hulu Video Downloader and install it on your Mac. Then, open Finder, double click to launch SameMovie. After that, please enter any word in the search box to activate the login window and sign in to your Hulu account.

If you don't have a valid Hulu account, you can get a free trial.


STEP 2. Select Default Output Settings

Navigate to the top menu bar of the SameMovie and click the "Settings" button. In the pop-up window, you can select your desired video quality, output folder, the specific language of audio tracks and subtitles, and so on.


STEP 3. Add Download Tasks to SameMovie

There are two ways to search for Hulu videos. One is to input the name or keywords of the target video. The other is to copy or paste the link of the target video to the search box and hit on the "Enter" key to confirm it.

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STEP 4 Customize the "Advanced Download" Setting

SameMovie allows you to adjust specific video parameters in your wanted way before downloading.

For downloading TV shows, just hit the download button button, a window will pop up prompting you to choose titles and seasons, and to choose audio tracks and subtitles by clicking "Advanced Download" in the bottom left corner.

For Hulu films, you can click the advanced setting button button to open the "Advanced Download" window.

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STEP 5. Start to Download & Save Hulu Videos on Mac

When all things are ready, please simply press the big “Download” button at the bottom-right corner. SameMovie will start to download Hulu videos on your Mac with the acceleration of your computer hardware. Once finished, you can watch your favorite content on Mac offline.


2. Using Free Screen Recording Software

When it comes to screen recording software on Mac that can record Hulu, there are several options available. Here are a few popular choices along with instructions on how to use them effectively:

QuickTime Player:

QuickTime Player is a pre-installed application on Mac that can also be used for screen recording.

  1. Open QuickTime Player from your Applications folder or by searching for it using Spotlight.
  2. Click on "File" in the menu bar and select "New Screen Recording."
  3. A small recording window will appear. Click on the red "Record" button to start recording.
  4. To record the audio from the Hulu video, click on the small arrow next to the record button and select your microphone as the audio source.
  5. Once you're ready to record, click anywhere on the screen to start capturing.
  6. To stop recording, click on the stop button in the menu bar or press Command + Control + Esc on your keyboard. The recorded video will open in a new window where you can preview and save it.
OBS Studio:

OBS Studio is a free and open-source screen recording software that offers advanced features for recording and streaming.

  • Download and install OBS Studio from the official website.
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  • Open OBS Studio and create a new scene by clicking on the "+" button in the Scenes section.
  • Add a new display capture source by clicking on the "+" button in the Sources section.
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  • Select "Display Capture" and choose the display where you will be playing the Hulu video.
  • Start playing the Hulu video, and you should see it captured in the OBS Studio window.
  • To record the audio from the Hulu video, add an audio input source by clicking on the "+" button in the Sources section. Select your desired audio source, such as your system audio or microphone.
  • Click on "Start Recording" in the Controls section to begin recording. To stop recording, click on "Stop Recording" in the Controls section. The recorded video will be saved to your specified location.
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Final Words

We've presented two methods and three tools for you to save Hulu videos on your Mac for offline viewing. The recording software is free, but it requires you to wait until the Hulu video playback ends. Using SameMovie Hulu Video Downloader makes the process of downloading videos from Hulu to your Mac comparably simple and saves effort. Once downloaded, you can store these videos on your Mac. If you wish to save Hulu videos with high-definition quality, original audio, and subtitles, SameMovie could be the better option for you. Simply click the "Download Now" button below and give it a try!

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