There isn’t doubt that Hulu is one of the best streaming services. But, no matter how good something is, problems don’t leave anything. Hulu is also integrated from a lot of error codes and other issues. And some of these error messages don’t even explain the exact reason for the problem. And the left error code which displays the problems, only tells that the problem is with your internet connection, device software or hardware. Therefore finding the exact reason for the error code you’re seeing is a bit tricky job. In this article, you’ll know about the reason behind some Hulu error codes and other issues with the solution to fix them.
Common Hulu error code solutions
Most of the problems and Hulu error codes typically occur due to weak connection, poor internet speed, corrupted application file or data, wrong settings, or streaming device’s issues. Therefore, more than half of the Hulu error codes and issues are solved by applying general solutions. There are the following common solutions you can try to resolve your problems.
- Power off and on (reboot) the streaming device.
- Reboot home network devices.
- Upgrade your Hulu app to the latest version. Also, try uninstalling the app completely then install the fresh Hulu app.
- Disconnect your streaming and home network devices for a few minutes and then connect them again.
- Make sure the drivers or operating system of your streaming device is up to date.
Many major issues with Hulu can be fixed with these simple solutions. And you’ll be able to stream Hulu without any problem. If the error message or problem remains there even after applying these solutions, don’t worry. Note down the error code or problem you’re getting, and check the solution for it below.
How to fix Error code 3 and Error code 5 of Hulu
Both Error code 3 and Error code 5 indicates the problem with your internet connection. The error message for it displays when your device fails to load a Hulu show. These may show a different error message on different devices, but it says something like ‘trouble in loading’ or ‘check your internet.’ Here is how to deal with Hulu Error code 3 and Error code 5.
Solution 1: Close the Hulu app and shut down your streaming device. Leave the device turn off for a few minutes and then start it again.
Solution 2: If still the error code appears, move to your modem or router and unplug it for a few minutes, then connect it back.
You should now not see the error message, unluckily if still the error message appears, download the fresh Hulu app.
How to fix Error 500 of Hulu
Hulu’s Error 500 usually appears when you stream Hulu through Hulu website on a browser. But, sometimes you may also see it on streaming devices. Dealing with this error is easy, whenever you get Hulu Error 500 while streaming Hulu on a browser. Just reload the page and try playing the video again. If still you see Error 500 after reloading the page, try streaming Hulu with a different web browser. Download a browser if you don’t have another already installed in your streaming device. You can also switch to a different computer, or any other streaming device to deal with Error 500 of Hulu.
How to fix Error code 400 of Hulu
There might be something wrong with your Hulu account if you get error code 400 from Hulu. This error message mostly happens with the Hulu app on a phone or streaming device. You can install a fresh Hulu app or remove the streaming device from the account, to resolve Hulu’s Error code 400. If this doesn’t help, reconnect your internet connection. If possible, try using a wired connection rather than wireless. If you’re streaming through phone, then make sure you’re within the network and closer to the router.
How to fix Invalid Region issue or Error code 16 of Hulu
If you see invalid region issue or Error code 16, this means you’re out of the region or Hulu is not available on your location. Hulu can only be streamed in the U.S and its territories. If you’re inside it but still getting Invalid Region or Error code 16, then possibly a VPN or proxy is activated in your device. If Hulu detects such activities, it will block your device IP. You have to disable the VPN or proxy in your device to fix this issue. These are some of the most seen error codes and issues faced by Hulu users and solutions to fix them.