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Pogocoop

That surprissed me last night when the Hulu Plus community randomly showed up, It kinda blindsided me due to the fact it came out so fast I suppose.

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Nitendnut

I looked at e HULU plus programming and it looks not near as good as Netflix....which already badly needs updating. They charge good money for allot of outdated and low budget crap.

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Windy

I've been having huge problems with Hulu. After watching an episode of a TV show if I go on to watch something else it freezes up the Wii-U 100% of the time. Does anyone else have this issue? I never have this issue with Netflix. Also the Hulu Browser never fully loads. Which happens about 75% of the time. If it doesn't fully load it won't let me pick a movie or tv show. Anyone else have this issue?

Hulu is the only program I have which crashes the Wii-U into freezing up. I have to unplug the Wii-U and try it again. I've deleted the program and re-downloaded it many times now thinking the software corrupt. None of my other hardware has any problems with Hulu. We have a Roku which is actually what I use all the time now to watch Hulu. I would like to use the Wii-U though especially if that's the hardware I'm using at the time.

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Um...the same thing is happening on my Wii U and Fire TV whenever I try to watch Hulu.

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@Windy @Epona14 I've had nothing but problems with the Hulu Plus Wii U App for the past 2½ years. Even the Fire TV App has been terrible as of late with rampant buffering and looping commercials that never end.

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@Neko_Ichigofan: I cancelled Hulu Last night. We tried to watch the new X-Files and it froze my Wii-U like 15 times. I moved my Roku down and the app crashed out a few times before I gave up.

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VelvetElvis

Yep, I'm on that train, too — I've found Hulu to be an all-around terrible app on the Wii U. I haven't had any freezing issues, but the app is extremely sluggish and poorly designed (no touch keyboard when I have a giant touchscreen sitting in my lap?). The main issue I experience is that, if I'm watching episodic content, the app straight up stops working after about two episodes. As in, the third episode will buffer endlessly or an error message will appear. Only way to get back on track is to exit the app and start all over again.

As someone who pays for Hulu, I found this pretty insulting. I emailed Hulu customer support about the app's terrible performance, asking if they might have any plans for an update. I got boilerplate troubleshooting tips in return. I doubt they'll help anyone, but I'll post 'em up just in case:

Hulu Support wrote:

  • Perform a power-cycle of your Wii U, modem, and router. Unplug all three from power and wait at least 2 minutes before plugging them back in.
    • Remove the Hulu channel. From the Home Screen, select System Settings (wrench icon) > Data Management > Move/Delete Data > System Memory > Hulu. Press Y to Delete All. Then download the Hulu channel from the Nintendo eShop.
    • Reset the Date and Time on your Wii U. From the Home Screen, select System Settings > Date and Time. Set your Date and Time.
    • Make sure you have the most recent version of the Wii U's software. To check, head to System Settings > System Update.
    • If that still doesn't help, I'd like to perform a quick connection test. Using your Wii U gamepad, tap on the Internet browser. In the URL bar on top, type in ( speedof.me ) and press OK. Tap on begin test. What is the latency? Your download speed?

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