Download Your Hulu Catalog Data
While Hulu does not offer an official API for collecting public catalog data from (as Netflix once did), its mobile app makes use of an unofficial API to communicate to and from Hulu’s servers, sending back catalog data about what you’re entitled to view using your Hulu account. If we intercept this network traffic, we can download these payloads as JSON files and see the structured data behind your Hulu catalog that you can use for analysis. While this sounds complicated, it’s actually very easy to do using a modern web browser and the tools we provide on our website here.
HAR File Web Scraper
To “intercept” and download the raw data that Hulu sends to your web browser on the desktop version of Hulu, please check out our HAR File Web Scraper. This can be good if you just need a one-time scrape of a list of movies or shows available on Hulu. Simply begin recording your web traffic, then reload Hulu on your browser (while logged in), browse through the catalog data you want to scrape, and export the HAR file. Upload that file back here and we’ll parse it so you can download the relevant data as usable CSV files you can anlayze in Excel.