Home > Video > Streaming Video > Hulu Not Working

Posted by Kaley Torres - Contact Author

[Fixed] Hulu Not Working on Apple TV/Firestick/Roku/Samsung TV

Hulu's website, Hulu and Hulu+ Live TV are available on almost any device and platform, be it Apple TV, iPhone iPad, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung TV, Chromecast devices, Roku, Xbox, PS5/4, macOS and Windows PC browsers, etc. You can enjoy live streams of more than 50 broadcast, cable-originated channels (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW included) and superior contents from its partners like DreamWorks Animation, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, etc. once you subscribe to its service.

That being said, Hulu is unaccessible now and then, especially when you're eager to watch the recent updates. If Hulu is not working on your Apple TV, Firestick, Roku, Samsung TV and no better option is available, spend 3 minutes reading the below fixes.


Hulu (ad-supported) plan is now only sold at $1.99/month for 12 months in the grand 2020 Black Friday deal. Seize chance to get the once-a-year biggest discount before expiration date 11:59 PM PST on 11/30/20. Here is the entrance to the limited time offer.

Top Solutions to Troubleshoot Hulu Not Working/Can't Access Hulu Problem

The following approaches are meant to use in the common scenes, irrespective of your device or platform. Providing they don't work for you, please google the specific keywords like "Hulu not working on Apple TV", "can't access Hulu on samsung TV" to find the workarounds.

Solution 1: Check if Hulu is in the outage or maintenance.

Go to isitdownrightnow.com to check if Hulu is down. If so, you can't do anything but to wait. If not, read on.

Solution 2: Check your network connection.

Check if your bandwidth is okay. Move to the place where your router is placed. Or disconnect your smartphones, tablets or Wi-Fi connection from the operating Hulu device. Wait 1 or 2 minutes, and then re-connect to have a try.

Related article: Fix Hulu Connection Error on Roku, FireStick, Xbox, Smart TV...

Solution 3: Check Internet download speed.

Generally, your internet download speed should be at least 6Mbps for Hulu and 8Mbps for Hulu+ Live TV. Upgrade your network download speed or upgrade to 5G network.

Solution 4: Troubleshoot DNS problems.

A Domain Name System (DNS) enables a site IP address (192.168.x.x) to be identified with words (*.com) so as to be memorized. Sometimes, DNS might do harm to your apps like Hulu. To rule out potential risks from DNS, clear your local DNS cache to make sure that you grab the most recent cache.

For Windows users, click Start > Command Prompt > type "ipconfig /flushdns" and tap enter. Afterwards, select your operating system. Resort to an alternative to DNS service rather than your ISPs if Hulu is still not working on your computer after you succeed in other tasks like access a website.

Fix DNS issue
Fix DNS issue

Solution 5: Get browser problems resolved.

Force a full refresh for the site via "Ctrl+F5" shortcuts on Windows PC. Clean up the temporary cache and cookies on your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Explorer...) to make sure that you get the latest version of the web page.

Solution 6: Try more workarounds.

  • Update your Hulu or Hulu+Live TV app to the latest version.
  • Sign out of your Hulu app and re-sign in.
  • Delete Hulu app on your device and re-install it to have a try.
  • Reset your Wi-Fi modem.

How to Watch HD Movies TV Shows Offline Anywhere Anytime

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum can make a difference. This application can rip region code DVD like change DVD region code 2 to region free, rip any DVDs protected by RCE, CSS, UOPs, Sony ARccOS, and Disney X-Project DRM to MP4, MOV, MKV, iPhone, iPad, Android, Xbox, PS4/5, Apple TV, Firestick, Roku, etc. in digital format with 98% quality reserved (High Quality Engine). Advanced level-3 GPU (Intel QSV/AMD/Nvidia) acceleration tech boosts DVD ripping speed up to 5X faster, 5 minutes to rip a full DVD (if your hardware configurations are high-end enough, as well). Thus, you can still watch any Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros movies anywhere anytime when Hulu is down.

Warm prompt: different countries and areas vary in DVD copyright protection. Please abide by your local country law and do NOT use this program to copy DVD for any illegal or commercial use.


author - Kaley Torres

Kaley Torres twitter icon

Kaley Torres is a self-motivated, creative editor with eight years of marketing and SEO experience, specializing in writing on DVD, video, audio, images, new digital contents etc. With a partiality DVD collection, Kaley also enjoys digitizing DVD and is keen to share her DVD video conversion solutions as well as video sharing tips on social media.

Home > Streaming Video > Hulu Not Working


Stay up-to-date with our news, updates, guides.