Watch Hulu On Your Desktop Using Boxee In Ubuntu Linux

Hulu offers streaming videos of TV shows and movies online for free. It has a desktop application for both Windows and Macs. The videos are currently offered to users in United States only. Sadly, there is no official desktop application available for Linux users. But you can still watch Hulu on your Ubuntu Linux desktop by using Boxee. For those who don’t know, it is a social media center that offers Hulu along with many other channels to be watched for free. It has a robust interface where you can enjoy various TV Shows, Movies, and Music.

To install Boxee you will have to first register with them. Once registration is complete, you will receive an email containing your login details. Now to install Boxee on Ubuntu, follow the below steps:

Go to  System > Administration > Software Sources.

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Next select “Third-Party Software” Tab and click  “Add”.

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Enter “deb http://apt.boxee.tv jaunty main” in the APT box and click “Add Sources”.

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Now open Terminal and enter the following command to install Boxee.

apt-get install boxee

Once the process is complete, you can load Boxee from Applications > Sound & Video > Boxee.

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Boxee will prompt for user name and password. Use login details which you received via email.

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Once you are logged in, click at Boxee on the left sidebar and navigate to Videos > Internet.

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From the list of channels, click on Hulu Feed as shown in the screenshot below.

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That’s all. Remember that this feature is not available for those living outside US, but you can access channels other than Hulu. Enjoy!

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About Alyse Kalish

Alyse Kalish
As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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