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Yes, Hulu is down for a lot of people right now [Updated]

Hulu on a TV
Hulu on a TV (Image credit: CordCutters)

Updated 11:06 AM ET: It looks like things at Hulu are back to normal. People on Twitter are reporting that the service is once again working for them, along with Down Detector reports decreasing considerably. Happy streaming!

What you need to know

  • You aren't the only person having trouble with Hulu right now.
  • The service appears to have been having issues since early in the morning on April 28.
  • It's unclear when things will be back to normal.

If you've been trying to watch your favorite Hulu shows but haven't been able to, you aren't alone. According to Down Detector, issues with Hulu began around 4:50 AM ET on April 28 with issues continuing to persist hours later.

A quick look on Twitter also confirms the outage, with #HuluDown currently trending on the social network.

Down Detector outage map for Hulu

Source: Down Detector (Image credit: Source: Down Detector)

The app seems to be working fine on my Pixel 4, but it won't open at all on my iPhone 11 Pro. Down Detector notes that video streaming is the most reported issue people are having, with there being additional complaints about people not being able to log in and funk with the Hulu website.

It's currently unclear when things will return back to normal, but we'll keep an eye on things and update this post when everything's worked itself out.

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

3 Comments
  • Working fine on my fire devices.
  • Live TV on Hulu is not available at any of my Airbnb’s, nor on my iPad and home tv. I get that most millennials don’t care about this feature, but we’ve been using it for our locations to enable guests to access the news channels. So to whoever this may concern, here you go. :) As of right now, the option for Live TV has disappeared.
  • Update: it’s working now