Update: All below still broken zillionth day in a row even though I pay you for this service. Please hire someone who knows how to make an app to fix this app.
Hulu problems on iPhone se (and thus Chromecast)
— Half of the carousels don’t work so I can’t scroll through available titles at all even though I’m paying for this
— The carousels that do scroll, once I click a title and back out to the carousel, the carousel no longer scrolls, even though I’m paying for this.
— View More doesn’t work at all, even though I’m paying for this.
— Rarely when View More lets me to open the View More page, that page will not let me scroll down at all, even though I’m paying for this.
— When I’m watching a show, your video player Play/Pause button, your FF button, and your rewind buttons do not work in landscape mode, even though I’m paying for this.
— When I open settings during playback of a title and then switch the subtitles button to ON, the subtitles never work and I mean NEVER, so I can’t use any of your subtitles, even though I’m paying for this.
New update: Pause/play button doesn’t work in landscape.
New update: Still can’t watch anything with captions. I am paying you to watch shows and movies with captions but I can’t. How do you have no conscience to let people pay you for a service that can’t be used?
Another update: Hulu background destroys my battery when I’m steaming to Chromecast in a way no other streaming video app does. The only solution is to run a show then swipe the Hulu app out of the recent apps carousel.
Another update: App still not working for second year in a row. Why doesn’t Hulu care about paid subscribers?
I’m paying you for your service which doesn’t work.
- Scroll left and right doesn’t work on most surfing features
- Clicking a show doesn’t work on most scroll wheels
If I do get a show to work, the in-display buttons do not work at all — not closed captions, not pause, not FF, not RW
Please hire someone who knows how to fix your service which again I am paying through the nose for but you keep not fixing these issues which have been going on since at least mid-2020.
Have constant problems with playing content again after commercials.
Commercials will play after intro or during contact. Pretty much each time it will error out and state it has trouble playing content.
Re-launching app starts commercials again and again fails to play content. So I end up watching the same commercials over and over.
Only powering off device and restarting and then manually scrolling past commercial break, and only if it’s already been played in its entirety at least once, can you then play content.
This happens constantly with the paid commercial subscription. If you pay for no commercials this never happens. It’s also a constant problem with FOX content but not really at all with NBC or other providers. Of note not only does this happen on my phone app, but my tablet, computer, Roku, and Android TV.
HULU service just has major problems unless you pay for the no (really limited) commercial option.
I love Hulu but I spend more time rebooting all my devices after each commercial break than watching actually content.
Again it happens after updates to the Hulu app, after device updates, and regardless to the devices. There is obviously problems with Hulu’s servers.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
This app is still broken
so what else is new?
I appreciate how Hulu has added new error messages to this atrocious app. Collect them all!!
Creating bugs costs money, so they raised the price $10/mo!
Breaking news! None of these bugs are fixed!
20 year DirecTV user forced to switch because I’ll be mobile for the next 10 months, so I sign up for Hulu’s Live TV service. This is absolutely the worst UI I have ever had the misfortune of using. I cannot find any way to get to a particular show that I wish to record from Live TV except for scrolling to find that station, then sliding to the right ONE HOUR AT A TIME until I locate the show I’m looking for, then I can record it. This is freaking insane. They’ve never heard of a search field for live TV or a more intelligent way to list programs? It’s slow and cumbersome, and I can’t wait until I’m able to dump this service!
On top of this, the stupid app can’t stay connected to their service. Constant disconnection errors.
I really am happy that I got this app I really am. This app is has great content! I have an absolute addiction to this app,I love streaming my show’s even if I’m on the go! It’s a great app to watch and stream with family! I love it I am a fellow Hulu user and I am very happy I told my mom to get this for me! One of my personal favorites are KC undercover!
I personally think you should adapt to internet better.
I’m not saying to get better internet (cause this is not internet) but pls think about it there’s no bugs or anything that needs to be added it’s just one of those apps that are just PERFECT-
Adds, are the biggest problem in a app like this. Other “games” may have glitch issues or even problems with the toxicity of people in certain chat systems, but nope. There’s no problems in here all you got is a nice time to watch’s how’s with fam! Adds there have been like 4 adds in a video, I am fine with that but it could change. Or shows, I love that with movies you don’t have any adds!
So annoying! After I download something I go to play it later in the day and EVERYTHING I downloaded is GONE!! I don’t know how to fix it! I’ve gotten lucky here and there by keeping the app open and constantly checking to see if the shows downloaded are still there. Few times they are, but majority of the time they vanish! FIX THIS PLEASE!! I watch things on the go and away from WiFi, so this feature is a necessity! The only reason I pay for streaming service is for OFFLINE play. If this isn’t resolved soon, I will cancel my subscription and use my $ elsewhere!
Also— why did you get rid of the Picture in Picture feature!! It was there and was very useful and now it’s GONE! Sounds like a recurring theme with Hulu and reading the reviews, I’m far from alone!! FIX YOUR APP!!!!!!!
Hi there for people who read this please do download it even if there are a few problems.(and because of what I say)
This app is perfect for me because their is a ton of anime and other shows though I do wish they speak English or Spanish because thats what I understand but other then that it is perfect.
NOW THEN THE PROBLEMS.
Sometimes the adds are way to long and I sometimes have to take breaks for off the phone because of school and then even after the add it sometimes replays and I don’t want that and when I was trying to watch an anime (Fairytale) it said we are having problems please try to refresh your screen and I did but it kept on saying that. Those are all the problems that I have so please try and fix them I will appreciate it thank you bye and have a nice day.
UPDATE 4: Still Totally Broken. Over a month now. Do your job better or find someone who can. Sad.
UPDATE 3: Still Totally Broken. Pathetic.
UPDATE 2: New version of Hulu but these obvious, ridiculous bugs still not fixed. Can’t use subtitles. App locks up every other action that’s taken. This is seriously hacky work.
With the latest update:
1. App partially locks. Can’t interact with any shows unless you switch to a different page, then return. Then, after looking at a show's details, it’s locked again. Makes the app borderline unusable.
2. Subtitles no longer function. Inexcusable. Can switch them on, but they don’t appear. Open settings again, and they’re switched off.
UPDATE: These issues don’t occur on iPad Air 3–only the iPad Air 4, both running 14.3.
How is your firestick app so bad??? It is remarkable. It just cuts out. It just goes blackout. Not like a bar showing something is loading. Just gone. I have two fire sticks. It’s the same on both. HBO, Netflix do not have this problem. It’s not the firestick device. It’s jaw dropping that you are at the forefront of live streaming tv. I miss the days when I watched 30 rock for free while I ate a sandwich on your service. Considering how insanely rich your company is.... please do better.
I don’t know why I am paying for your services. They only cause problems and fights with my family. Sling didn’t do this. They were mediocre but mediocre is better than your inability to play Fox at 240pm on a Sunday afternoon.
My husband wanted a cheaper service to watch tv shows than expensive Comcast/Xfinity & it’s true that you get what you pay for. For months we have not been able to watch ANYTHING whether it’s 30 minutes or 2 hours without it being interrupted with a glitch or completely stopping from losing the signal. Then the screen goes black & we have to restart everything! It’s also annoying missing the end of programs because the dvr always stops recording before the end. Sometimes we’re able to catch the ending if we just so happened to record the program following it. Hulu recently raised their price an additional $10 too! It’s extremely annoying & I wouldn’t recommend their service to anyone!
I love Hulu but there are a few issues with the app when connected to chromecast. The volume seems to be connected to other apps so if I have my phone volume loud and use IG in the background then the volume is super high & if I lower it automatically lowers the volume on Hulu too, which is really annoying. It also disconnects a lot after like 2mins of not using the app so I have to reconnect to tv if I want to pause/play/skip. Sometimes the app seems to skip on a glitch and it continues to do that until the episode ends not sure how to fix that even if we exit the app and disconnect it does that. Please fix compatibility issues when using app with chromecast, thanks!