Why Does Hulu Keep Freezing? [& How To Fix]

Why Does Hulu Keep Freezing? [& How To Fix]

Is Hulu lagging or freezing?

Hulu is a streaming service just like Netflix where you can watch videos from all over the world.

Since its release, Hulu has been known for a couple of issues, lagging and freezing are one of them.

But that is not a cause for alarm as most apps are like this even its counterparts Netflix and Crunchyroll do have some issues of their own.

Usually, the first thing that we always recommend doing whenever you experience issues like this on streaming apps is to check if their servers are up and running.

Doing this before trying any troubleshooting tips you see on the internet will save you the hassle of wasting your time as when servers are down on some websites it means that the issue is from their end and it will be back up with all errors cleared in no time.

In this guide, you will learn why Hulu is always lagging, slow, or freezing, and what to do to fix it.

Why Does Hulu Keep Freezing?

If your Hulu app seems to be freezing, you need to check their servers to see if the issue is from there.

Other times, this freezing issue could be a result of a bad internet connection on your part.

Even having too much cache data on the app can be the cause of this.

How to Fix Hulu Always Freezing

To fix Hulu’s freezing, you need to check if their servers are down and if yes, you will need to wait it out for at least 24 hours before you try any troubleshooting tips that is if the freezing is still there.

But if Hulu servers are up and running you can try updating your device, clearing cache data on the Hulu app, or even contacting Hulu support if the issues persist.

Method 1: Clear cache data on Hulu

Clearing cache data on an app depends on the device you are using it on.

The best way to clear Hulu cache data on TV is to use the memory optimizer method explained in this guide if your TV has one.

On smartphones, you can clear cache data on Hulu by either closing the app and restarting your phone (iPhone) or going to Settings> Apps> Hulu> Storage> Clear cache (Android).

If you have the Hulu app installed on your PC, you can clear the cache data by clicking anywhere on the search bar, typing “%appdata%” and then the “Enter” button.

From the results of the search, double-click on the folder with the name that matches the term you just searched.

After that, a window will open showing all the apps you have installed on your computer, scroll to find the “Hulu folder” and double-click on the folder.

Finally, double-click the “Cache folder” and click on “Ctrl+A” to select all, and then click on the “Delete” button on your keyboard.

Method 2: Update your device

You can also try updating your Hulu app from the App Store on your device.

Also updating your device by going to “Software updates” and installing any available one might be able to fix this freezing issue for you.

Method 3: Contact Hulu support

If none of the methods worked for you, then contacting Hulu support for more help might just be your last resort.

To do this, go to their help website here, and follow the on-screen instructions that follow.


And that is why Hulu is always freezing and how to fix it.

In summary, you can tell why Hulu is freezing by checking the status of their servers and you can fix the issues depending on the results.

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