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Hulu is easily one of the top streaming platforms, though it doesn’t have the same global presence as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or Disney+. But his huge selection of shows has earned him a loyal fan base.
Hulu doesn’t necessarily make things easy for its users, whether it’s the browser version, the mobile app, or the smart TV app. Even something as simple as checking previously watched show history can be more complicated than you might expect compared to competing platforms.
The quickest way to check your Hulu watching history from a desktop PC or laptop is from the Hulu home page.
Note that only shows you’ve watched but haven’t completed appear in this list. To access your entire Hulu watch history, you must submit a ticket or submit a request.
Here are the steps.
The process is neither streamlined nor intuitive, with many users arguing that it makes users jump through hoops to get more detailed information about their playback history.
However, you should review it if you want your lifetime viewing history to include shows that no longer appear in the “Keep Watching” section.
The full list will contain additional information, such as timestamps, to help you get a better idea of your Hulu bingeing habits.
There’s not a huge difference between using Hulu in the browser or the mobile app. The process is quite simple if you want to see a list of watched movies and TV series.
This will show the shows you’re currently watching and tell you how many episodes haven’t been watched, as well as when the next one airs.
If you want to remove one of these programs, you can tap the three-dot icon on the thumbnail once and deselect the program from “My Stuff.”
An alternative way to view your history is from the Home tab.
If you want to see a more detailed list, or you can’t swipe left or right, you can tap the See All button above the thumbnails. This action will display the entire Keep Watching history.
Again, this will not give you a lifetime overview of your activity. The only way to get it is by submitting a request.
If you’re using the Hulu app on your Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, the interface may look different than normal versions of Hulu for browsers or mobile devices.
Checking the history is very easy.
Each Hulu listing and tab is easier to access on a TV, since they’re all listed on the front page. You can even go to the Unwatched tab in My Stuff to see what movies and shows you’ve queued up but haven’t watched.
Checking your Hulu watch history on a Roku device is no different than checking it on another smart TV.
This will display a list of movies and shows you’ve been watching that you haven’t finished. To find a list of all previously watched shows, you’ll need to submit a request to Hulu for the information.
Never mind the fact that Hulu sometimes makes your watch history disappear for no apparent reason. If you want to clear the history manually, you can do so by following a few simple steps.
It’s actually easier to remove that information than it is to get it from Hulu after you submit a request.
Why would you want to use this method? Normally, Hulu only allows users to remove shows from the Continue Watching list one by one. This time-consuming process does not delete the account’s surveillance history data for life.
Clear history will do a complete wipe of the entire account and remove all accumulated data from all profiles. Restores the account to a brand new state with no preferences and recommendations all over the place.
The good news is that this is an account-specific option, which means it’s available on all Hulu variants, whether in the browser, mobile, or Smart TV app interface.
On the surface, the Hulu platform looks like a carbon copy of any other streaming service. But as you dig a little deeper, you might find annoying details like missing or incomplete features, and a long list of hurdles to jump through before you can do anything.
Finding your recent watch history is easy on any device. But getting a complete rundown of all your viewing history and removing that data from your account is a work in progress.
Let us know what you think Hulu should change, and share any tips you may have for faster response to a reporting request in the comments section below.