Users stream Hulu either through the official app or website using a web browser. While Hulu 500 error is a common occurrence with browsers while streaming through the website, you may also find the same issue while using the app, but the chances are very thin. The error code is accompanied by the following messages:
Most of the times it is due to a server-related issue with Hulu and the service gets back to normal rather quickly. All you have to do is be patient for a while and refresh your web browser to start streaming again. Or you may also check in with Hulu support for an update. Sounds easy right?
The problem begins when the error still persists even after the server is up and running, no matter how many times you hit F5.
In such an instance, try watching Hulu on a different browser or app, preferably using another device to be sure if the service is working or not.
Once you’ve confirmed that Hulu is working, try the below set of fixes for your current web browser to fix the 500 error.
This error may also pop up if you have too many browser cookies. Delete the cookies from your respective web browser and refresh the page to see if Hulu works or not.
If that doesn’t fix the error, move on to the next solution.
This is also a quick fix you can try to fix the error. 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, then try the solution below.
Turn off the device you’re streaming on. Once done, unplug your modem and router for about a minute and then plug it all back in. This short fix surprisingly works with almost all Hulu errors quite often.
If it doesn’t do the trick for you, try one last solution.
Hulu recommends around 3 Mbps of stable internet speed for on-demand streaming and almost double of that for live streaming. Test your internet speed using any reliable online tool and see if you’re getting any abnormally low speeds.
Local ISPs also notoriously throttle internet speed to save bandwidth once they get a whiff that you’re using an online streaming service. In such a case, 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.