Do you want to watch Hulu on your Linux desktop from the comfort of your home? Are you tired of having to open Firefox or Chrome to watch your favorite shows? Take a look at Electronplayer. It’s a Linux streaming program that works with most popular streaming services, including Hulu. Here’s how to do it on your computer.

Note that in order to complete this instruction, you must have a Hulu account as well as a paid Hulu subscription. Without an account, Hulu will not work in Electronplayer. Find more information about Hulu here.

How to watch Hulu on the Linux desktop with Electronplayer

Installing Electronplayer on Linux

Electronplayer is a fantastic application for watching Hulu shows on your Linux desktop. This application, however, does not come pre-installed on any Linux operating system, so you’ll have to manually set it up.

Electronplayer can be installed on Linux in three different methods. The first method is to use a Snap package for Linux. AppImage, which is identical to a Windows EXE, is the second method. It’s also available in the Arch Linux AUR (Arch Linux User’s Repo).

Linux Snap package

To use the Snap store to install Electronplayer on Linux, first enable the Snap package runtime on your machine. Installing the “snapd” package and enabling the “snapd.socket” service with Systemd will enable the runtime.

Note: Do you need assistance installing the Snap runtime on your computer? If that’s the case, we can assist you.

The installation of Electronplayer on Linux can begin after you have installed the Snap runtime on your machine. To begin, press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard to open a terminal window on the Linux desktop. Alternatively, go to the app menu and search for “Terminal.”

Use the snap install command down below with the terminal window open.

sudo snap install electronplayer

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If Snaps aren’t your style, you can also use an AppImage to install the program. Open a terminal window on the Linux desktop to begin. By hitting Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard or looking for “Terminal” in the app menu, you can open a terminal window.

To acquire the most recent AppImage release of Electronplayer, open a terminal window and type the wget command down below.


Create a new folder with the mkdir command after downloading the AppImage file. The Electronplayer AppImage files will be stored in this folder, which will be called “AppImages.”

mkdir -p ~/AppImages/

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

mv electronplayer-2.0.8.AppImage ~/AppImages/

You must now alter the Electronplayer application’s permissions so that it may be run as a file.

sudo chmod +x electronplayer-2.0.8.AppImage

Finally, use the execution commands below to start the Electronplayer application.

cd ~/AppImages/

Electronplayer can also be launched by double-clicking on the AppImage file in the “AppImages” folder.

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Arch Linux

The Electronplayer application is available in the Arch Linux AUR for installation. To install it on your PC, go to the Linux desktop and open a terminal window. Then, one by one, type the commands listed below.

sudo pacman -S git base-devel

git clone

cd trizen/

makepkg -sri
trizen -S electronplayer

How to watch Hulu on the Linux desktop

Follow these steps to watch Hulu on your Linux desktop using the Electronplayer application. To begin, go to the app menu and search for “Electronplayer.” Once it’s open, proceed with the steps outlined below.

Step 1: Locate the “Hulu” icon within the app and click it using your mouse. If your version of Electronplayer doesn’t have the Hulu icon, try the steps below.

How to watch Hulu on the Linux desktop with Electronplayer

To begin, navigate to the “Settings” menu and then to the “Enabled services” sub-menu. Look for “Hulu” in the submenu and click on it with your mouse to enable it. The Electronplayer app should then be restarted.

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Step 2: The Hulu website will load after you click the “Hulu” button in the Electronplayer application. To view the contents, locate the menu in the top-right corner and pick it with the mouse.

How to watch Hulu on the Linux desktop with Electronplayer

Step 3: From the Hulu menu, use your mouse to click on the “Log In” button. When you click this button, you’ll be prompted to enter your user name and password. Please do so.

Step 4: Your “Stuff” will display after you log into your Hulu account. Select the TV show or movie you want to watch with the mouse and wait for it to load before watching it.

Do you need to turn off Hulu? It should close when you close the Electronplayer window. Alternatively, you can reach the services menu by clicking on “Services” and selecting the “menu” option.