Users stream Hulu either through either the official app, or the website using a web browser. While the Hulu 500 error is a common occurrence on browsers when streaming through the website, you may experience the same issue while using the app. The error code is accompanied by the following messages:
Most of the time, it is due to a server-related issue, and the service resumes rather quickly. All you have to do is refresh your web browser to start streaming again.You can also check with Hulu support for an update.
If the problem persists, then try watching Hulu on a different browser or app. Preferably, try using another device to verify if the service is working or not.
Once you’ve confirmed that Hulu is working, try the below troubleshooting steps to fix the 500 error.
This error may pop up if you have too many browser cookies. Delete the cookies from your web browser, and refresh the page to see if Hulu works or not.
If that doesn’t fix the error, try the next option.
This is also a quick fix you can try. Simply go to your respective browser’s “Settings,” then search for “Clear Browsing Data,” and you’ll find the option to clear all cached images and files.
If the error still persists after clearing all cache, move onto the next step.
Turn off your streaming device n. Once done, unplug your modem and router for a minute, and then plug it back in. This short fix surprisingly works with almost all Hulu errors.
If it doesn’t do the trick, try one last solution.
Hulu recommends around 3 Mbps of stable internet speed for on-demand streaming, and double of that for live streaming. Test your internet speed to see if you’re getting any abnormally low speeds. You can do this by using any reliable online tool.
Local ISPs notoriously throttle internet speed to save bandwidth. If that is the cas, it is recommended to use a Hulu VPN to bypass ISP throttling. You can also try using a wired connection with an Ethernet cable to see if the error is due to faulty Wi-Fi coverage.