- Upon creating an account in Hulu, you will get a primary profile that you will use for the duration of your subscription.
- Creating different profiles for all family members is the ideal way that everybody keeps track of their favorite shows and movies, with an individual Keep Watching collection.
- Sometimes, errors occur upon log in or while streaming, but if you want to always have a solution handy, visit our comprehensive Streaming Hub.
- For more easy-to-follow Hulu guides, don't hesitate to bookmark our detailed Hulu Errors webpage.
Subscription-based streaming service Hulu allows up to six profiles to be added to the same account. The primary profile is that of the account owner.
While the service interface is pretty intuitive, errors are common. With profiles, the usual error is We encountered an error when switching profiles.
Note that the mentioned profile-related error occurs even when there’s only one primary profile attached to a certain subscription. Also, it can occur on all devices that support the Hulu service.
How can I fix We encountered an error when switching profiles?
- Hover over the account name in the upper right corner of the page
- From the list of available options, select the desired profile
On Mobile devices
- Tap the Account icon
- From the list of available options, tap on the profile you want to switch to
On TV-connected devices
- Go to the Account icon
- Select Profiles from the menu
- Scroll to the profile you want to switch to and select it
For desktop, laptop: log out completely. Then, log back in by re-entering your credentials. Launch Hulu again and see if the problem is solved.
For smart TV, mobile devices, or Roku: remove the device from your account and then add it again. Then launch Hulu and try streaming.
Did you manage to switch profiles correctly in your Hulu account? Your feedback is welcome in the comments section below.
FAQ: Learn more about Hulu account profiles
- How do I switch users on Hulu?
To switch users on Hulu, simply change the profile from the Profile section of the menu.
- How many profiles can you have on Hulu?
- How many Hulu profiles can watch at once?
You can download Hulu on as many supported devices as you have, but only two of them can be streaming simultaneously. If you attempt to stream from an additional device, you will get an error message.