A lot of Hulu users on Windows and Web browsers are reporting that Hulu keeps buffering or freezing. In this guide, we have a few ways using which we can stream our favorite shows without trouble.
Hulu is a popular video-on-demand service that has a lot of subscribers. It has some great tv shows and movies, we can stream. There are some issues that are causing it difficult to stream those favorite shows and movies. Some users are reporting buffering or freezing issues on their Hulu windows app or website. There might be many reasons for the cause like bad network connection, built-up of cache, etc. Let’s see how we can fix the issue and stream our favorite content.
Why does Hulu constantly freeze?
The constant freezes of Hulu might be the result of many issues like poor internet connection, bugs in the application, browser problems, etc. You can fix them by clearing the cache, checking the internet connection, reinstalling apps.
FIX Hulu keeps buffering or freezing
Hulu’s buffering o freezing issues can be fixed in the following ways.
- Check your internet connection
- Clear Cache and Application data
- Power cycle your devices
- Check for App and driver updates
- Reinstall Hulu app
Let’s see the methods in detail.
1] Check your internet connection
If you are seeing constant buffering or video freezing on the Hulu app or website, you have to check if your internet connection is working fine with good speeds for the streaming. Check their speeds, if you see any faults, fix those internet connection problems with the necessary steps. If you are using Hulu with a VPN, try changing the server location for better speeds.
2] Clear Cache and Application data
You have to clear the cache on your Windows and clear Hulu’s data that is stored on your PC for its better performance. If you are using Hulu on the browser, clear the browser’s history, cookies, and site data. You can use free programs like Bleachbit, CCleaner to clear app’s and browser’s data along with temporary files that are stored on various locations of your PC.
3] Power cycle your devices
Turn off the device on which you are using Hulu and turn off the router. After a few minutes turn them back on. Power cycling the devices gives the router a chance to refresh the internet connection.
4] Check for App and driver updates
The buffering or freezing issues might be the result of bugs in the previous Hulu update. Check for Hulu’s app update on Micorosft Store and install if there is any. Also, check for the network drivers updates and install them to get better network connections.
5] Reinstall Hulu app
If none of the above methods work, reinstall the Hulu application on your PC. First, uninstall it and clear it data and traces of it and then reinstall it from Microsoft Store. If you are using Hulu on your browser, try installing the Hulu app or change your browser, preferably, Microsoft Edge which is rated well for streaming content.
Hulu’s buffering or freezing issues should have been fixed by now with the methods above.
Why does Hulu keep freezing on commercials?
It might be due to a poor network connection. Check the status and speeds of your connection and fix them. Try clearing the cache and see if it is freezing still.
Related Read: How to fix Hulu Error Code 500, 503 or 504.