Hulu Not Working on Firestick: Fixed

Upon thinking of the oldest streaming services the first thing that comes to mind is Netflix, but Hulu launched in the year 2008 just an year later Netflix changed the game. Though Hulu is unable to expand its business beyond US territories it remained as one of the top streaming services with a library of exclusive contents, shows and even live TV.

What is Hulu?

Hulu is  one of the best video viewing platforms in the USA  with more than 39 million active subscribers. Hulu is also an excellent cable-cutting alternative. Not only Hulu gives its subscribers an humongous library of around 2,500 movies and more than 40,000 episodes from thousands of TV shows but also it provides a plan to Live stream television through the Hulu+Live TV program. 

Methods to Solve the Problem 

There in this guide we provide you 4 methods to solve your problem. Just follow the simple steps so that you can enjoy your favourite content on Hulu again.

Method 1: Checking for HULU’s Server 

If you are still unable to access any of Hulu’s  library or playback.content then it can be an issue with the servers. You can check that from downdetector.com/status/hulu/website.

In such cases there is nothing much you can do but to wait for the servers to get restored. Fortunately these don’t happen often and they will only last a couple of minutes.

Method 2: Restarting the Firestick

Many experts suggest that rebooting the firestick can fix the streaming errors on Hulu. In order to do that follow the steps:

Step 1 : Go to the Device & Software menu from the settings.

Restart Firestick For YouTube

Step 2: On that page click the Restart option and wait for the Firestick to reboot.

Method 3: Updating the Firestick

You always need to make sure that your Firestick is updated to the latest version of the software. Firestick usually installs and downloads the latest software update while it is in idle mode, but sometimes you might need to manually check for updates. To do it follow the steps:

Step 1: Navigate to Settings from the Firestick Home screen.

Firestick Settings For YouTube

Step 2: Then scroll to the end of the page and select the Device & Software 

Step 3:Then navigate to About page and click Check for Updates. If a new update is available click Install and wait for the installation to complete.

Method 4: Checking your connection 

Like most other streaming apps Hulu  requires a high-speed and stable internet for a smooth streaming experience. If the network does not support enough bandwidth you can not get Hulu working on your Firestick.

Firestick Network Strength
  • For a consistent optimal experience, Hulu asks for the following bandwidth requirements:
  • 0 Mb/s (720p) or above 10 Mb/s (1080p) for Hulu’s on-demand streaming library
  • 0 Mb/s for live TV channels streams
  • 16 Mb/s or above for streaming in 4K

If your broadband or fiber connection doesn’t meet the following requirements,  follow the steps below.

Step 1: Disabling Wi Fi usage

Let’s assume that your Firestick is connected to other devices via wifi and it is using a considerable amount of bandwidth. In that case you will have trouble streaming Hulu on Firestick.

You can solve the problem by turning off Wi-Fi on other devices .

Step 2: Switching to 2.4 GHZ WI-FI

If you are using a 5 GHz Wi-Fi network, then switch to a 2.4 GHz connection in case your router isn’t in the same room as your Fire TV device.

Switching to the 2.4 GHz band will better the network coverage while providing adequate speeds for streaming Hulu in 4K.

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by Shashank Kothari
I am author at Foofighters. I love to write about Technical How to Guides, Product Reviews, my troubleshooting experiences with gadgets. I spend hours daily with electric instruments. I love to repair them. It gives me a complete fulfilment. Keep reading and stay safe in Pandemic.

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