Still Play Hulu Videos After They Leave

Written by Ashley Rowell

Sometimes you may find that some videos have disappeared from the streaming websites like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Videos and so on. It turns out that these videos are not on the website for a long time. They may have expired. Even we know, Hulu adds dozens of TV shows and movies to its content library each month. However, each month, the streaming service also removes some titles too. If you're only finding a few episodes of your show, it may be due to “rolling” availability.

You may think to download them offline and then watch them while they are removed, is it possible? Sorry to tell you that, while these videos are removed, you can’t play these downloaded ones as well. The downloaded Hulu contents will remain downloaded for up to 30 days, or expire two days after a download begins playback on a device.

Backup Hulu Videos

Tool – Kigo Hulu Video Downloader

Please don't worry, we can change our thinking to solve the problem. We can use the third-party downloader software to download movies and TV shows including original series from Hulu and then play offline. While you use the third-party Hulu video downloader, you have no need to worry about the download limits from Hulu and then keep them and play anywhere and anytime as you like. Kigo Hulu Video Downloader (Windows / Mac) is the tool that you need, which is mainly used to help users download Hulu video contents including movies, TV shows and Hulu original series ) to computer and save to MP4 or MKV format with HD quality kept. All the process also remain the whole or some audio track and subtitles. You can also set to save the subtitles as internal subtitles, external subtitles and hardcode subtitles and select the video codec between H.264 and H.265 to meet your need.

Hulu Video Downloader
  • Support downloading Hulu videos including movies and TV shows.
  • Retain audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Download Hulu videos in MP4 / MKV format.
  • Support AC3 audio and HD video downloading.
  • Fast speed and easy to operate.

Steps to Download Hulu Videos Forever

From the above we know that “The downloaded Hulu contents will remain downloaded for up to 30 days, or expire two days after a download begins playback on a device.”, that is what you downloaded with the build-in download feature via Hulu app on Android or iOS, and these videos are time-limited. However while you use Kigo Hulu Video Downloader to download Hulu video contents, there is totally no period limits and other limits. Now follow the next guide to download and backup your Hulu videos before they leave.

There are both Windows version and Mac version for Kigo Hulu Video Downloader. Please click and download the proper version according to your syestem and install on your PC or Mac. The following guide will take Windows version for example.

Step 1. Output Format, Output Video Quality and Other Settings.

Before you add Hulu videos to Kigo, click on the Settings tab on the top right corner of the window to set the output format, video quality and so on. From the Video Format option, you can set MP4 or MKV as the output video format, here we choose MP4 format. And you can also set the download video quality (High, Medium and Low), audio language , subtitle language, output folder and more as you need.

download settings

Step 2. Add Hulu Videos You Want to Keep.

Kigo Hulu Video Downloader supports its users three methods to add videos from Hulu to Kigo, that you can copy and paste the Hulu video URL to or drag videos' link to Kigo Hulu Video Downloader, or use the video title to search and add.

If this is your first time login, you need to login with your Hulu account to go on. After the login, now the search results will list on the program.

Add Hulu videos

Please note that Kigo Hulu Video Downloader will not take any information out of your account. More declaimer about privacy.

Step 3. Advanced Download Settings.

If you are trying to download a TV show, simply click the Download icon, followed that a window will pop up allowing you to select titles as well as seasons, and to choose audio track and subtitles by clicking "Advanced Download" in the bottom left corner. And you can also set the output video quality according to your need. If you try to download a movie, please click advanced icon to open the window.

Advanced download settings

Step 4. Start Downloading Hulu Videos.

After the above settings, you can click the "Download" button to start downloading movies or TV series from Hulu.

Downloading Hulu videos

After the downloading, you can click "Library" - "Folder icon" to locate the downloaded videos directly. And these videos can be kept as long as you like. You don't need to worry whether they are leaving or not.

Find the downloaded Hulu videos

Final Words

While you use Kigo Hulu Video Downloader to download and save Hulu movies or TV shows to MP4 or MKV format, you also backup these Hulu videos and can play and watch them anytime as you like. When you don't have enough time to watch the videos and they are about to leave recently, this is a perfect solution.

Ashley Rowell
Ashley Rowell
Staff Writer

Ashley Rowell, a senior staff writer, is an expert in video and audio subjects, specializing in streaming video and audio conversion, downloading, and editing. She has a deep understanding of the video/audio settings for various devices and platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, Hulu, YouTube, etc, allowing for customized media files to meet your specific needs.

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