If you are experiencing stuttering or choppy playback with the Hulu mobile app, we recommend performing a speed test of your connection. You can download the speedtest.net mobile app from the Google Play Store here. If your device does not have Google Play available, you can visit speedtest.net and click on the green Begin Test button. Once the test is complete, compare the results against our requirements.
If your speed test results exceed our requirements, here are some general tips that may help:
Turn off your Android device and let it sit for at least 1 minute before turning it back on (please be certain your device is fully powered off for at least 60 seconds, following onscreen prompts if needed). For Nook tablets, hold down the button on the upper left side of the device until prompted to turn it off, then wait at least 1 minute before powering back on.
Clear the Hulu app's cache:
Force stop the app:
Uninstall, power cycle, and reinstall the app
The Hulu features and experience are available for Android devices (running Android 4.0.4 and above). You will need a device with a screen that is 800x480 pixels. In general, if the device does not have the Google Play store or other Google apps (Gmail, Maps, etc), it will likely also not be able to use Hulu correctly -- this is frequently the case with very inexpensive tablets. We recommend updating to the most current version of Android if you experience trouble downloading the Hulu app.
Hulu for Android requires certain content security features to be available on the device in order to stream content to your tablet or phone. In addition, on certain devices, these content security features require that your device is not “rooted” and does not have an unlocked bootloader, including Cyanogenmod. Please see our Minimum Requirements for more information.
Hulu for Android requires a stable Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G connection in order to stream videos to your device. In order to improve your experience, you can try reducing reducing the video’s quality. To do so, after starting playback, tap the gear icon in the lower right corner of the screen. Select the Video Quality option. In the window that pops up, change from High to Medium, or from Medium to Low as desired. This setting is not saved, so you may need to repeat it for every video you play.
To find out if your connection is too slow for video playback, please try testing your connection speed using the Speedtest.net application. If your connection speed is below 1Mbps (about 1000 Kbps), a smooth playback experience may not be possible.
In some cases, your Internet connection is fast, but you may still experience problems with Hulu. This may indicate an issue specific to your Android phone or tablet. If you're still encountering issues, please get in touch with our support team. Let us know what steps you've tried, and we'll be happy to help further.
Unfortunately, due to technical and content security reasons, we are unable at this time to offer HDMI or wireless display support on some Android devices. We're sorry if this causes any inconvenience for you, we'll continue to work on expanding our HDMI compatibility.
For a list of devices (Internet-connected TVs, gaming consoles, set-top boxes) that offer a better Hulu living-room television experience, please visit our Supported Devices page.