hulu not loading on chrome

Having a hard time because Hulu not loading on Chrome? Well, you are at the right place because we have found more than one easy-to-apply solution, so we have got a lot to discuss.

Hulu is proven to be a reliable media supplier and on the other hand, Google Chrome is one of the most popular online browsers available. But why can’t two reliable online platforms work together?

Let’s find out!

It is most likely an issue with the Chrome browser than an issue with Hulu. In general, most users with the same problem reported that the cause was an outdated browser version. Others say that the issue was caused due to an outdated OS version and yet browser extensions.

In that regard, we are going to update a lot of things today and hopefully, get your Google Chrome load Hulu without any trouble.

Before we start troubleshooting, we have figured that it would be more appropriate if you first learn more about why the issue happens.

Why Is Hulu Not Loading on Chrome?

It is important to be clear on whether your Hulu does not load at all, or videos are lagging, not loading, or buffering.

If your Hulu platform is loading well, but videos are laggy, then you might be having issues with your network.

On the other hand, if you can’t even reach Hulu when using Chrome, there might be a more complex problem.

Let’s have look at all the possible causes that might prevent Hulu from loading on Chrome:

  • Outdated Google Chrome firmware.
  • Outdated Operating System (OS).
  • Outdated hardware drivers.
  • Slow to no internet connection.
  • Temporary Hulu maintenance.

Having all these in mind, let’s move on to our troubleshooting methods and hopefully get your issue fixed before the end of this post.

How To Fix Hulu Loading Issues on Chrome?

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The methods we have prepared for you are designed to identify and resolve all possible causes if followed in the order they are listed.

It is also recommended to load Hulu in your Chrome browser after you are done with a method and check if it is working.

Without further ado, let’s start with the easiest methods to apply first:

Method #1 Update Google Chrome

On the top right of your Google Chrome browser, you will find 3 vertical dots, which when clicked will provide you with the browser’s quick actions.

From there select Settings and then click on About Chrome (should be located on the left side of the window). Lastly, check if there is an available update and if there is any click on Update Browser.

Once the update is ready, the Chrome browser will provide you with a blue button labeled “Relaunch” which will basically restart Chrome so the update can apply.

Click the button and test if Hulu is now loading as it should.

If the issue is still there, next we will disable all extensions.

Method #2 Stop Chrome Extensions

Browser extensions are capable of overloading your network and even crashing the entire browser.

Make sure to stop or possibly delete, all extensions, especially if Hulu is not loading on Chrome but on Firefox.

It is important to disable any AdBlock extensions and VPN software as they are known to cause the most issues.

On the top left of the browser screen, there is a button shaped like a piece of a puzzle.

Click on it and then select Manage Extensions. If you are not feeling like erasing them, simply click on the toggle labeled “Disable All the Extensions”.

Once ready, close Google Chrome and open it again, and feel free to test if Hulu is working before moving on to the next method.

Method #3 Update the Device OS

If you have applied the first two methods, then we can safely exclude the Chrome browser from the list of possible causes.

We have now left with the possibility of outdated device firmware or old hardware drivers. In this method you are going to learn how to update your Operating System (OS), so let’s take a look.

Note: The steps below are reflecting Windows OS menus. The approach may not be the same on other operating systems.

  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard.
  2. Type into the search field “Windows update” and click on it.
  3. Within the window, locate and press Check for updates.
  4. Once ready, it will ask for the restart and it is recommended to perform it right away.

You must be patient when the OS restarts as it could take up to 20 minutes, depending on how many missed updates there were.

Once the machine has loaded the OS, open Chrome and check if Hulu will now load.

Method #4 Create New Chrome Profile

Sometimes when there is more than one Chrome user on the same machine, it is known that some conflicts can appear.

To exclude this possibility as well, you are going to create a new Chrome profile from which you will try loading Hulu.

To create a new Chrome profile, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Chrome and click on the profile icon on the top right of the screen.
  2. Click on Add and fill the form.
  3. Choose an avatar and check the “Create a desktop shortcut for this user” option.
  4. Relaunch Chrome and try loading Hulu.

If the issue is still there, let’s move on to our last method.

Method #5 Clear Cached Data and Cookies

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As a last resort, you can clear all the cached data and cookies that your Chrome browser has been piling up.

Sometimes, a file can get corrupted and cause many online platforms to have trouble loading. In that regard, start Chrome, go to Settings and press Clear Browsing Data.

When there it will ask you if you want to delete cookies and cached data as well. Make sure to check everything and wipe your chrome’s data entirely.

Once ready, relaunch Chrome and check if Hulu is now loading well.

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How To Fix Hulu Video Not Loading on Chrome?

If you are here, we assume that you are reaching in the Hulu platform, but the videos are not loading or buffering. There are only two possibilities in which you might experience such an issue.

  • Slow to no network.
  • Enabled Chrome hardware acceleration.

You can easily troubleshoot your network by restarting your modem or router or checking if your WiFi is working well. As far as the hardware acceleration you can simply disable it from the Chrome settings:

  1. Open Chrome and click on the three vertical dots in the top left corner.
  2. Go to Settings and press Advanced.
  3. Choose System then disable Hardware Acceleration.

Once ready, restart Chrome and check if your Hulu is working well.

If it’s not and the issue is still there the only option you’ve got left is to contact Hulu themselves to find out if there is maintenance on their side.

Describe your issue and what you have tried so far so the support team can help you or at least guide you in the right direction.

Bottom Line

We hope that now you know why Hulu not loading on Chrome and how to effectively tackle the issue.

After all, the issue could be from Hulu’s side and the only way to find out is by reaching out to the customer service.

If you’re having any other issues with the devices in your smart home, feel free to check our tech-oriented blog where you will find a variety of solutions.

Nicole B