Through the use of Hulu, many Vizio TV owners have been able to ditch their standard cable or satellite services, as this streaming platform is able to give users exactly what they want from sports, to news, to movies. What then do users do if Hulu is not working on their Vizio TV?
If Hulu is not working on your Vizio TV, log out of the application and log back in, restart your router, uninstall and reinstall the app, disconnect any unused devices from your internet connection, reset the app, or clear the cache within your Vizio TV.
By being able to access live games, hundreds of different shows, and just as many movies, subscribers of Hulu are able to access a world of content that not many other platforms are able to rival. Therefore, it would make sense that Vizio TV owners would not only be perplexed, but irritated when the app suddenly stops working. If you are a Vizio TV owner and are having issues with Hulu, take a look below to find your problem and how to fix it.
Vizio TV Hulu Not Working
To access Hulu from your Vizio TV, you will simply press the ‘Home’ button (VIA button) on the remote, as it will appear right within the VIA dock so you can select it and begin using the app. However, as often as this scenario occurs, there will be times when technology fails its users, such as when the Hulu app stops working. If you are trying to access the Hulu app or stream the content within it to no avail, take a look below to find a remedy.
If the Hulu app on your Vizio TV is not working, you may be able to log out of the application then log back in to get things restarted. To do this, simply log out, input your login information in, then allow it to log back in. This can cause the app to reset and work with a relatively quick fix.
Vizio Hulu App Buffering Issues
Hulu is not an application that mirrors the same type of function that cable and satellite channels are conducted by. Hulu is a streaming app which requires a strong internet to be able to not only run, but run smoothly. No matter how fast your internet is, there are going to be times where buffering occurs, but this should not be a constant issue, nor one that should last for extended amounts of time. What do you do if the Hulu app is encountering buffering issues?
If your Vizio Hulu app is experiencing buffering issues, it is most often caused by network issues. You can troubleshoot this by first restarting your router by unplugging it and waiting at least 60 seconds before plugging it back in. Once it has completely reset, see if the buffering persists.
If this does not resolve your buffering issues, you may want to test the speed of your network connection, which can be done through a multitude of different websites. If your network speed does not fall between 1.3Mbps – 8.0 Mbps, you may need to call your provider and have your network upgraded to a speed that will accommodate the requirements of a streaming application like Hulu.
Vizio TV Hulu App Crashing
Encountering a buffering problem over and over is incredibly frustrating, but the good thing about this is that you are still within Hulu, however, when it comes to problems with crashing, you are completely booted out. This causes users to have to find the app again, open it back up, and be met with the same issues they experienced before: an inevitable crash. If the Hulu app on your Vizio TV keeps crashing, read below to
If the Hulu App on your Vizio TV keeps crashing, it may be helpful to uninstall then reinstall the app. To do this, press the ‘Home’ button on your remote > highlight ‘Hulu’ > press the yellow button on the remote > ‘Delete’ > go to Widget Gallery and select ‘Hulu’ > ‘Add Widget to My Profile.’
Vizio Hulu Won’t Load/Play
If you are trying to use the Hulu app on your Vizio TV, there may be an amount of time in which the application takes to load the content within it. This can take a few seconds, but if you notice that the app has been trying to load for a few minutes, you may be wondering what the issue is. Even more, if you get into the app and are unable to play anything from it, there must be a solution to the problem. If Hulu won’t load or play on your Vizio TV, read below.
If Hulu won’t load or play on your Vizio TV, disconnect all other devices you are not using from your network, as the issue could be a limited bandwidth. If you have multiple devices such as smartphones, game consoles, and computers, this can cause the app to have issues loading and playing.
How to Reset Hulu on Vizio Smart TV
It may be that your Hulu app simply needs to be reset, but to do this specifically to the application itself, you will actually have to uninstall and reinstall the app. To do this, you can refer back to the previous section, “Vizio TV Hulu App Crashing” to get a step-by-step guide on how to uninstall and reinstall the Hulu app successfully. Another approach would be to reset the application by updating your Vizio Smart TV.
To reset Hulu on a Vizio Smart TV, outside of uninstalling and reinstalling the app, try updating your entire TV. To do this, press the ‘Home’ button on your remote control > ‘System’ > ‘Check for Updates’ > ‘Install/Confirm/Ok’ and the update will commence.
How to Clear Hulu Cache on Vizio TV
When you use certain applications like Hulu, it will begin to save browning information which will begin to accumulate over time. This buildup can cause the application to start slowing down or performing improperly, which can leave subscribers rather confused as to what the actual problem is. However, if you have been using the Hulu app on your Vizio TV for quite some time, it may be just what you need to clear its cache.
To clear the Hulu cache on your Vizio TV, press the ‘Menu’ button on your remote > ‘System’ > ‘Reset and Admin’ > ‘Clear Memory’ > ‘Clear Memory/Factory Defaults’ > enter PIN (0000)’ > ‘OK.’ This will clear the cache of your entire TV, which may also cause other apps to work more smoothly.
ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on June 6, 2021.