Is Hulu not working for you on Chromecast? Casting your phone, tablet, or laptop to a big screen isn’t as easy as advertised. Well, the process is easy, but it sure is ridden with issues. Many users report problems when they try to cast their favorite content to another device. Hulu is a popular live and on-demand content streaming service. Most of us would like to use Hulu on bigger screens, like a television. Owning a Chromecast will let you cast your favorite content from Hulu to your TV, without having to upgrade to a Smart/Android TV. However, there are a few restrictions.
You cannot cast content from the Classic Hulu app. Only the latest Hulu app supports casting. Most iOS devices and Android devices support the latest Hulu app. So, that shouldn’t be much of a problem. Casting from a laptop is supported via Hulu.com on the latest Chrome browser. Other browsers are not supported at the moment. You can also cast Hulu from all Vizio SmartCast TVs and from Android TVs with Chromecast built-in.
How to fix Hulu not working on Chromecast?
If you have a supported casting device with the latest Hulu app, you should be able to ‘Chromecast’ Hulu on another screen no matter what. However, you may face glitches or issues in the process of casting. Take a look at the list of fixes and workarounds below to fix ‘Hulu not working on Chromecast’.
1) Update your system’s OS and the Hulu app:
Make sure that your mobile device’s OS is up-to-date. Hulu recommends updating your iOS devices to iOS 13 at the very least for favorable performance. In the case of Android phones, any device on or above Android 5 should be able to cast Hulu provided the screen size is at least 800×480 pixels. If you are planning on casting your laptop, make sure you update the Chrome browser. Similarly, you’ll need to update the Hulu app to the latest version in order to cast.
2) Make sure that both devices are connected to the same network:
The device you are casting Hulu from and the device you are casting to must be connected to the same network. If not, the ‘casting from’ device will not be able to locate the output device. You can check the same from the network settings on each device.
3) Reset your TV and your device:
Unplug the power cables and the Chromecast from your TV and let it be for around a minute or two. Meanwhile, reboot the device you want to cast Hulu from. Once done, reconnect everything and check if the issue persists.
4) Reinstall Hulu on your device:
Corrupted app files can cause a lot of vague errors that we cannot possibly pinpoint. In that case, reinstalling Hulu may help. Uninstall and reinstall Hulu and then try casting the app onto your Chromecast-enabled TV.