We know that Hulu has become one of the most popular streaming services in the US and its subscriber base keeps on growing.
It is also known that Hulu lets you watch content that is ad-supported and if you pay for it, you can watch Hulu without ads too.
However, we know that not everyone can afford to pay for ad-free Hulu so in this article we are going to tell you how to block ads on Hulu.
How to block ads on Hulu
If you are a fan of Hulu and you love to stream movies as well as your favorite shows but hate the ads that come your way, you are in for a treat in this article.
Because we are sharing the methods that definitely work in blocking ads on Hulu.
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Method 1: Use a Chrome Extension
If you are someone who uses Chrome or another browser to watch Hulu then you can use an advertisement blocking extension known as Hulu Ad Skipper.
With this ad-blocking extension, you will be able to skip or block the upcoming ads because the extension will detect the ads and block them on its own.
The developers of this extension have termed it as a “set it and forget it” extension meaning once you set it up, it does everything on its own.
The only thing is that you need to be using a browser with this extension installed to block ads on Hulu using this method.
- All you need to do is go to the download page of Hulu Ad Skipper from this link.
- Click on the “Add to Chrome” button and click on “Add Extension” and your extension will be downloaded and installed.
- After that, you can go to Hulu and watch your favourite shows without ads.
Apart from Hulu Ad Skipper, we have heard that AdBlock Plus also works well with Hulu so you can try it out as well.
As a bonus, you will be able to block ads on different websites as well via AdBlock Plus.
Method 2: Reload Hulu’s program page
With this method of reloading Hulu’s program page, you will not be able to get rid of Hulu ads entirely but what you can do is shorten the ads.
For example, we know that a commercial break on Hulu runs anywhere between 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
So if you feel like the ad break is too long for you then you can stop watching that show on your TV or browser.
After that, you can open the same show on your device again in order to shorten or even skip the ads.
There is no guarantee that this method will work every time but it is possible that your ad length will be shortened.
However, it comes with the definite inconvenience of closing and opening your favorite shows again and again.
Method 3: Use Web Filtering to block ads on Hulu
If you are using WiFi at your home and have a WiFi router as well then you can use this method to block ads on Hulu.
Basically, this method is known as web filtering and it is available on most modern routers out there.
You can use web filtering of your router to block specific services such as blocking ads on Hulu in this case.
All you have to do is go to your browser and type the IP address of your router. Most probably, it will be 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1.
If you are not sure about it, make sure to check at the back of your router or on your router’s documentation to know about its IP address.
Also, don’t forget to connect your router to the PC via a LAN cable.
Once you have entered your router’s firmware settings page via its IP address, you need to go to the Web Filtering section.
Web Filtering is an advanced option so you need to go in the Advanced section of the Settings page.
Once you have found the web filtering option, add the following domain:
This is the URL from where all the Hulu ads come to you so you can safely block this link and never see an ad again.
Now, you can save the settings and restart the router so that the changes can be applied and you can start streaming Hulu once again.
One problem with this method is that Hulu might not allow you to enter its platform if it finds out that you have blocked its ad domain.
If you see that your access to Hulu is blocked and you can’t open the website then you can remove this URL from web filtering and restart your router to reverse the settings.
Method 4: Open Two Hulu tabs
This method we are going to share in order to block ads on Hulu is one that we know is guaranteed to work but it is also one of the most frustrating as well.
Basically, what you need to do is use two tabs to watch Hulu on your browser.
In both the tabs, you need to open the same show and start watching the content.
Basically, you have to mute the first tab and fast forward it so that the first ad comes on it.
Then you can switch to the other tab and start watching the content until its first ad comes. When it comes, you can switch between the tabs because the ad on the first tab will already be over by that time.
In this way, you can repeat the process and keep switching between tabs to watch your favorite shows on Hulu ad-free.
We know that this method is way too cluttered for just watching Hulu without ads but you can try it because it is guaranteed to work with little effort from your side.
In this article, we have shared the best methods to block ads on Hulu and you can do so either by using an ad blocker, reloading Hulu’s program page, using web filtering, or even by browsing on two tabs.
We feel that the ad blocker extension is the best way to block ads on Hulu but if it does not work then you can try the other methods as well.
Feel free to comment down below about the method which worked for you in blocking Hulu ads.
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