How to watch Hulu on the Linux desktop with Electronplayer

Are you looking to watch Hulu on your Linux PC from the comfort of your Linux desktop? Tired of opening Firefox or Chrome to view your presentations? Take a look at Electronplayer. It is a streaming app for Linux that supports most mainstream streaming services, including Hulu. Here’s how to set it up on your system.

Note: to successfully follow this guide; you must have a Hulu account, as well as a paid membership for the service. Hulu will not work inside Electronplayer without an account. Find out more about Hulu here.

Installing Electronplayer on Linux

Electronplayer is a great app to view your favorite shows on Hulu from the Linux desktop. However, this app does not come pre-installed on any Linux operating system, so you need to install it manually.

Installing Electronplayer on Linux can be done in three ways. The first way is through a Linux Snap package. The second mode is AppImage, which is similar to Windows EXE. It is also available in the Arch Linux AUR.

Linux Snap Pack

To install Electronplayer on Linux through the Snap store, start by enabling Snap package runtime on your computer. You can enable the runtime by installing the “snapd” package, and enable the “snapd.socket” service with Systemd.

Note: do you need help setting up the Snap runtime on your computer? If so, we can help. Please follow our guide on how to install Snap packages on Linux.

After setting the Snap runtime on your computer, Electronplayer installation on Linux can begin. First, open a completion window on the Linux desktop by clicking Ctrl + Alt + T. on the keyboard. Alternatively, find “Terminal” in the application menu and launch it.

With the building window open, use the snap installation command down below.

sudo snap install electronplayer


If Snaps is not your thing, you can install the app through AppImage. To get started, open a completion window on the Linux desktop. You can open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T. on the keyboard, or by searching for “Terminal” in the application menu.

With the destination window open and ready to use, install the wget command below to catch the latest AppImage release of Electronplayer.


After downloading the AppImage file, use the mkdir command to create a new folder. This folder is named “AppImages,” and is used to store the AppImage Electronplayer files.

mkdir -p ~/AppImages/

Using the mv command, paste the AppImage file into the newly created AppImages folder.

mv electronplayer-2.0.8.AppImage ~/AppImages/

You will now need to update the Electronplayer application permissions so that it can be executed as a file.

sudo chmod +x electronplayer-2.0.8.AppImage

Finally, launch the Electronplayer program using the execution commands below.

cd ~/AppImages/

You can also launch Electronplayer by opening the “AppImages” folder and double-clicking the AppImage file.

Arch Linux

The Electronplayer application is available for installation in the Arch Linux AUR. If you want to install it on your system, open a completion window on the Linux desktop. Then, enter the commands below one after the other.

sudo pacman -S git base-devel

git clone

cd trizen/

makepkg -sri
trizen -S electronplayer

How to view Hulu on the Linux desktop

To view Hulu on the Linux desktop using the Electronplayer application, do the following. First, open Electronplayer by locating it in the app menu. Once open, follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Step 1: Inside the application, find the “Hulu” icon and click on it with the mouse. If you are using a version of Electronplayer that does not have the Hulu image, do the following.

First, find the “Settings” menu, and find the “Services Enabled” submenu. Look through the submenu for “Hulu” and click on it with the mouse to enable it. Then, restart the Electronplayer app.

Step 2: After clicking on the “Hulu” icon inside the Electronplayer application, the Hulu website will be uploaded. Find the table in the top right corner and select it with the mouse to see its contents.

Step 3: Inside the Hulu tab, click the “Login” button with the mouse. When you select this button, it will ask you to enter user credentials and a passcode. Do that.

Step 4: After logging in to your Hulu account, your “Stuff” will appear. Using the mouse, select the TV show or movie you want to watch, and let it upload to enjoy the show.

Do you need to close Hulu? Close Electronplayer window, and it should close. Alternatively, to change services, click on “Services” and select the “Register” option to access the Services Register.


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