How To Kick Somebody Out of your Hulu Account
We’ve likely all done it at one point or another. Bummed a streaming account off of a close friend or relative because we’re too cheap to foot the monthly bill. It’s a great way to binge watch a few programs for free that is less illegal than pirating torrents for the same purpose. Fast forward to now and you’re perfectly capable of affording your own account. Though at times it feels good to pay it forward and allow your friends and family do as you once did, it can also be a burden when you want to use it for yourself when the account is currently in use.
Clearly, if you were too poor (or cheap) to purchase your own subscription back in the day, you’re surely not thinking to splurge on the family account option. Even more so if you feel that your account has been infiltrated by a hacker.
“My monthly Hulu bill already costs more than enough as it is. I need to boot these freeloaders immediately and catch up on Marvel’s Runaways.”
Then let’s get you situated.
Kicking Hulu Account Freeloaders to the Curb
In this article, I’ll go over how to rid yourself of the moochers, prevent them from reaccessing your Hulu account, and how best to beef up your account’s security. Follow along every step of the way to ensure you’ve done all that needs to be done to obtain peace of mind for the future. Any skipped step could be considered a “crack in the foundation” of your account’s security. Do yourself a favor and do it right the first time.
Here we go.
Performing A Bit of Detective Work
Likely the biggest red flag that someone is or has been using your Hulu account other than yourself is spotting odd choices in recommended films or new, unfamiliar accounts. You could reach out to those you know may have access to your Hulu to see if this is of their doing. This will help you weed out the possibility of a hack, at which point, you can commence removing people as you see fit.
Once you’ve established those responsible, friend or stranger, we can get to work on ridding unwanted nuisances from your account.
Digging A Little Deeper
After you’ve finished harassing family and friends, you can check to see if your home device information has been changed. If altered, this could give you a deeper sense of the type of individual currently taking your Hulu account on a joyride.
It’s your account so you should know which devices are and are not authorized to be synced up with it. To view and manage your devices:
- Head on over and log in to your Account page using your preferred web browser.
- Locate the “Your Account” section and click on Manage Devices. You can find next to “Watch Hulu on Your Devices”.
- When the window pops up, it will contain a list of all of the currently registered devices attached to your Hulu account.
- Any that are unfamiliar or know for a fact shouldn’t be there, you can delete them by clicking Remove, located next to the specific device.
Another interesting thing you can do is log out of all web browsers, aside from the one you’re currently using, directly on your PC. You can do this:
- If you head back out to the “Your Account” section, click on Protect Your Account. You can find it under “Privacy and Settings”.
- From the popup window, select Log out of all computers.
Anyone currently logged into your account from any computer, aside from the one you’re currently at, will be booted from it.
Time For A New and Improved Account Password
As soon as you’ve booted every computer from your Hulu account, you should change your password immediately. If someone has been in your account, then that means your password has been compromised. Regardless if you’ve given it to them on purpose or not, if you want them to stay off your account, you’ll need to change the password.
While logged into your Hulu account:
- Under the “Your Account” section, locate “Password” and select Change.
- Enter in your currently compromised password and fill out a new, more secure password.
- Your password should consist of a combination of upper and lowercase letters, digits, and special characters. Avoid using full, English words. Instead, opt for a phrase or list of random, incoherent words. An example would be [email protected]$hiR7, which is just BearAutomobileShirt in a much less easily deciphered context.
- Click Save Changes when you’re finished to complete the process.
Be smart and don’t give this information out to anyone. You can avoid ever having to this again by practicing good security procedures and protocol. It may also benefit you to change your registered email to something new as that too could have been compromised.
To do so:
- You guessed it. It’ll be in the “Your Account” section. Look for “Email” and select Change.
- Your current email will be displayed. Just enter the new email and confirm it.
- You’ll be prompted for your (newly changed) password. Type it and click Save Changes.
Deleting Unwanted Profiles
As the title suggests, it’s time to remove all of the unwanted profiles from your Hulu account. Just like every other process in this article, this will be a simple one. Just be sure that when you’re ready to remove a profile, you’re 100% sure it’s what you want to do. This step is permanent.
If you’re ready:
- Take your cursor and hover it over the name located in the top-right corner of the page.
- Click Manage Profiles.
- Locate the profile you want to delete and select it. A popup window will show.
- From the popup window, select Delete Profile.
- Confirm it.
The profile is no more. Repeat these steps for each profile you want to be removed from your account.