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Old 01-09-2018, 07:30 PM   #1
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Hulu on Slackware 14.2?

Hi all,

As most of you know Netflix works fine with newer versions of Firefox and Alien Bob's Chromium package, but I was thinking about trying out Hulu since a lot of my favorite shows are now being moved to Hulu (Greedy Pr***s, but that's another conversation). Can anyone confirm Hulu works in Linux natively?
Old 01-09-2018, 08:23 PM   #2
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Granted, I haven't tried it since they axed the free tier, but it didn't work in either chrome or Firefox. I think things have changed, however? (Last I tried it, it needed HAL, which, if memory serves, hasn't been used in distros in ages.)
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Hulu free version worked without trouble for me on Slackware 14.2 multilib with AlienBob's Chromium. I currently watch oldies, which are actually links to hulu's old free shows with Google Chrome loaded from /extra folder of the DVD. I also could watch it on Chromium with the help of widevine, but I've moved on to PaleMoon because I became tired of the constant upgrades to Chromium. Cheers
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Chrome from Google's site, if it can install in Slackware? It's what I've had to use in Debian, I wouldn't log into a Google account with It though...
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Hulu works with Slackware64 and Firefox 52.5.2 on my box. You may have to install x264 and some other codec libs from, for HD?, but I don't remember the details. Same for Alien Bob's chromium package. You don't need chrome spyware. I now usually watch via Roku (on 55-inch 4K UHD) or the ipad app, but I just check now and all is good. Years ago, there was a native linux binary but they dropped that one.

To get DRM video to play you may have to go to Preferences -> Content and check "Play DRM content" The widewine and openh264 plugins should magically appear.
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