How to Skip Hulu Ads

Written by stephen lilley
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The online video streaming service Hulu is ad supported. This means that prior to the start of a television show or movie (and often within the body of that program) you will view a short ad from one of Hulu's sponsors. Hulu does not have any official way to skip ads, but it can be done through a trick involving your computer mouse.

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  1. 1

    Open a program on Hulu and wait a few seconds for the initial advertisement to start. Click the "Pause" button. Wait for the "streaming" indicator at the bottom of the program window to fill completely with a solid grey colour.

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    Click at the end of the timeline. This will fast forward immediately to the end of the advertisement. Click "Play." The last second or two of the ad will play, and your program will begin.

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    Click anywhere inside a previously viewed portion of the timeline when an ad begins in the middle of the program. Select any part of the video you have already watched once the ad begins to play. Then, click inside the part of the timeline immediately after the advertisement to skip that ad.

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