Error messages are not always useful when Hulu stops working. One of the most common error messages indicates that there has been a read error. This message typically appears on broadcast devices such as Roku and Fire TV, Xbox and PlayStation consoles, and on Vizio, LG and other smart TVs. Hulu provides you in some cases with an error code that can help you identify the problem. If this does not happen and all you see is the message of failed reading, you must start with the basics, such as checking your Internet connection, and move on.
Hulu playback errors occur if your device application can not communicate with Hulu servers or if Hulu servers can not provide video feeds. Hulu reading errors are usually caused by problems with your device, software or home network and can be resolved by following the instructions below. Hulu reading errors are caused by problems at the end of Hulu in other cases. This means that if you see a reading error when you try to watch a Hulu video and everything goes well, Hulu himself may have a problem. If a read error is caused by a Hulu issue, you can simply tell them the problem and wait for the problem to be resolved.
1. Check the speed of your internet connection for streaming.
- If your Internet speed is too low, Hulu videos may stutter, be buffered, or not play at all.
- Regular Hulu videos require 3.0 Mbps.
- Hulu With Live TV requires 8.0Mbps.
- If you are unsure of the speed of your Internet connection, check our Internet Speed Test Guide.
2. Restart your device and equipment for networking.
- Completely turn off, turn off, and disconnect your streaming device and network equipment.
- Leave your equipment unplugged for about a minute.
- Reconnect the hardware, turn it on, and check if the playback error in Hulu persists.
3. Switch to a wired connection if possible.
- Try to connect your broadcast device with an Ethernet cable to your router or modem.
- If the playback error disappears, use a wired connection to broadcast or move your wireless router closer to the Hulu device.
4. Disconnect other devices from your network.
- If you have multiple computers, smartphones, game consoles, and other network devices, disconnect them.
- Secure your network and make sure no one is connected to it without your knowledge.
- If the read error disappears, you can buy a multiband router or router to prioritize streaming traffic.
5. Check your router settings.
- If your router allows you to prioritize certain types of traffic or devices, set the device you are trying to look at first for Hulu.
- Try to change the Domain Name Server (DNS) settings of your router.
- If you do not know what the DNS is or how to change it, check out our complete guide to the most popular routers for changing DNS.