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How do I fix Hulu playback failure?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Hulu playback failure is an error code that can occur for a variety of reasons. One common reason is that the user's internet connection is not strong enough to stream the video. Another possibility is that there is an issue with the Hulu servers. This error code can also occur if the user's device is not compatible with Hulu.

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1. Check your internet connection

  1. From your computer, open a web browser.
  2. Type "https://www.hulu.com/help/internet-connections/" into the address bar.
  3. If you are using a desktop computer, you will see the "Hulu" logo. If you are using a mobile device, you will see a "Hulu" icon and a "Connect" button.
  4. Click the "Connect" button.
  5. On the "Hulu" page, click the "Playback" tab.
  6. Under the "Playback" header, click "Playback Problems."
  7. On the "Playback Problems" page, under the "Playback Status" header, click "Are You Experiencing Issues With Hulu?"
  8. If you are experiencing playback issues, under the "Playback Issues" header, click "See Solutions."
  9. On the "See Solutions" page, under the "Playback Issue" header, click "Fix Problems."
  10. On the "Fix Problems" page, under the "Playback Issue" header, click "Check Your Internet Connection."
  11. On the "Check Your Internet Connection" page, under the "Connection Status" header, click "Check."
  12. If you are experiencing playback issues, under the "Connection Status" header, click "Fix Problems."
  13. On the "Fix Problems" page, under the "Connection Status" header, click "Close."
  14. If you are still experiencing playback issues, under the "Connection Status" header, click "See Solutions."

2. Check if there is an update for the Hulu app

2.On the main screen, tap on the three lines in the top left corner. 3.On the "Help" tab, select "Check for Updates." 4.On the "Check for Updates" screen, tap on "Check for Updates Now." 5.If there is an update available, the app will prompt you to install it. Tap on "Install Now." 6.Once the update is installed, the app will restart. After the app has restarted, tap on the "Help" tab and select "Check for Updates." 7.On the "Check for Updates" screen, tap on "Check for Updates Now." 8.If there is an update available, the app will prompt you to install it. Tap on "Install Now." 9.Once the update is installed, the app will restart. After the app has restarted, tap on the "Help" tab and select "Check for Updates." 10.On the "Check for Updates" screen, tap on "Check for Updates Now." 11.If there is an update available, the app will prompt you to install it. Tap on "Install Now." 12.Once the update is installed, the app will restart. After the app has restarted, you will be able to watch Hulu content without any playback issues.

3. Check if there is an update for your device's operating system

  1. Tap on System.
  2. Tap on About.
  3. If there is an update available, it will show up in the Update section. Tap on the update to install it.
  4. If there is no update available, then the device is currently up to date.

4. Check if your device's hardware is compatible with the Hulu app

  1. Open the Hulu app on your device.
  2. Tap on the "Cast" button.
  3. Select the device you want to cast to.
  4. If your device is compatible, you will see a message saying so. If not, you will see a message saying "Not compatible."
  5. Tap on "OK."
  6. The Hulu app will now start casting to your device.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Restart your device
  2. Delete and reinstall the Hulu app