It would be great if it didn't spend so much time buffering! You get tired of it doing that so much I just turn it off. I'm not going to pay for something that I can't enjoy. Just not worth it
Great content, garbage app 1/5
By Mike Ricky
I've started using Hulu more often since it started housing shows that Netflix lost. Hulu's user interface is leaps and bounds behind Netflix. Doesn't save your show progress correctly, pausing a show jumps the timeline to another spot, gets stuck in loading loops requiring app restart, long loads to black 'advertising' screens on the no-advertising plan, on and on and on.
TRASH APP 1/5
By Mrs. Styles(;
I think it's hilarious how Hulu can always load an ad but never the actual episode. Also, 9.5 out of 10 times this app either won't open or won't load once it does open. This is the worst streaming app out there.
Scrubbing system needs update ASAP 3/5
Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Change your scrubbing system to something similar to the standard bar at the bottom. Every time I pause the video I accidentally hit the screen wrong and it changes the time in the show. Better I have to watch more commercials. Can you ease up on the commercials. I mean Jesus Christ 80 seconds every 5 minutes.
This app has been totally disappointing 1/5
Please please please make sure that i am not charged at the end of my first free month. App is totally glitchy, have not been able to even get to the screen where i could choose a video to watch. Also impossible to connect w company to make sure that my profile is removed, erased and not charged ever for this experience.
Still bad 1/5
Bad Update 1/5
The new user interface is absolutely awful. It’s difficult to find new shows or keep up with shows I want to watch. It looks pretty, but if incredibly inconvenient and impractical.
Doesn’t fire up 1/5
HULU hasn’t let me passed the sign up process and it’s kind of irritating. I’ve been trying to sign up and it’s been giving me annoying errors.
Too many bugs 1/5
Should be able to watch a show continuously without it disconnecting, with Netflix it will automatic play the next one
FAST FORWARD/REWIND IS ANNOYING 1/5
Fix fast forward and rewind controls because it’s annoying af and I’m far from the only one that feels this way. It generates more ad money for you all but at the expense of user experience.
F Hulu 1/5
The ole bait and switch for the olympics? I don’t care that much. Take your app and shove it!
Not sure why I am paying for Hulu 1/5
Worst experience ever. My wife is mad at me everyday because I suggested her Hulu to watch Olympics live and paid for the subscription. There hasn’t been a single day when we were able to watch anything that mattered to us without interruption or the program abruptly switching at moments with the most dramatic potential. Right when Nathan Chen is about to land a quad for instance. Also, the Hulu app on Apple TV is THE worst designed app I have ever used. Today, the service stopped working all together. What a way to spend Saturday night. After spending an hour resetting the Apple TV and downloading Hulu again and hitting retry, I am on my way to buy some post-Valentine’s day sale roses for my wife to save the day. Such is life with Hulu...🤷♂️
Never works 1/5
I use to LOVE Hulu. But ever since the App has updated it has been AWFUL. First the app on my phone for some reason doesn’t show up on my main screen, i have to go into the App Store and search Hulu then click open in order to use it. Then it takes FOREVER to load. And sometimes not even loading at all. The first time this happened i thought that it was the WiFi i was using at the time. So i switched to my own phone data and that still didn’t help. Then i used a different WiFi and still the same results. It constantly says that’s it’s loading and buffering. It’s always a gamble as to whether or not i will actually be able to finish my show.
On my Xbox the app literally doesn’t even work anymore. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no success. When i open the app it looks like it will open and then the screen says loading error. Every. Time. So no Hulu on my tv for me.
And even when watching from my browser i can barely watch half the time because the shows always pause and buffer. I know it is not my WiFi because I have no problem with Netflix or doing anything thing else with my WiFi. It is only Hulu. It is incredibly frustrating to be paying for this service and for it to not work a majority of the time. I have actually considered canceling my subscription for good, because what is the point in giving Hulu my money if i can never use it.
Poor interface in shows 1/5
Fwd/rev nav is frustratingly non-intuitive. Touching anywhere onscreen can cause a huge jump backward or forward, causing me to lose my place
You need more efficient engineers 2/5
I barely used this app in the two days I’ve had it and it has crippled my battery life. My phone is not old and was fine before I downloaded Hulu. Find someone who can lighten the load on my phone. Even after watching a few half-hour episodes, Netflix doesn’t affect my charge nearly as much. Also, please allow me to watch to an HDMI output. If it’s a licensing thing, then negotiate for it. Every other app can do it just fine.
Ok but could be better 3/5
I think Hulu is ok but it would be better if it gave the option to connect from device option like Netflix. So that you could connect it from your phone straight to the tv. That would be awesome. Also maybe keep episodes on longer. I hate when I’m watching a show and they take the first few episodes off before I was able to watch it. So then I have to find a way to watch it but other then that I don’t really have any complaints.
Selected shows 4/5
I wish Hulu had an option to remove or block shows that I don't want to watch. For instance, after I watch The View, it keeps trying to automatically play South Park - a show I absolutely despise. Plus, it added Desperate Housewives (another show I don't like) to my "Keep Watching" list because I fell asleep and the show auto-played. If I had more control over my viewing options and watch lists, I'd give Hulu 5-stars.
Just a junk update SO laggy! I think I’m going back to Netflix
Worst app ever. 1/5
This app is seriously the worst app I’ve ever used. Not only on my phone but also on my firestick. Im so glad I do not have to pay for Hulu because I would never pay for a service that barely even works. My internet is fine, everything else works fine but Hulu constantly buffers and freezes. Netflix never does that to me. Not to mention how horrible the fast forward and rewind is. If I accidentally hit it then I’ve got a good 5 to 10 minutes before I can get back to where I was. I hate this app. I’ll never pay for Hulu. Ever.
It awful!! 1/5
The ads are awful every single sec u get a add. They play the same ads over and over again and if u don’t want ads u have to pay more. When u go to pause the movie or show you are watching you can rewind of forward on accident and it’s a pain just a awful company. just go for Netflix way better has no ads to.
This UI update is so horrible and unusable, anyone who participated in this UI overhaul should never be offered another design job period. If I was a candidate I’d leave this out of the resume. Otherwise it’s going straight to the shredder.
Terrible user experience 1/5
The fast forward rewind thing really gets me angry. You try to tap the screen to pause a show and if you hit it in the wrong spot it throws you to a completely different part of the show. They need to fix this now.
One of the worst apps on the App Store 1/5
By I don't need a nickname thanks
I love Hulu on my PlayStation but the app (and the desktop website) are god awful. Hulu step it up, read the reviews fix the problems. I don’t want to go back to Netflix but at this point i don’t have much choice.
Form does not equal function 1/5
Hulu ... what happened. You old app was ugly but it was usable. You have over done the visual design to a functional destructive degree.
Also Apple Editors your typically spot on but this time ...
HDMI SUPPORT 1/5
Ok so I have NEVER written a review on ANYTHING but I’m really disappointed with the update. I live in the middle of nowhere so I use my phone with an HDMI converter cable to watch shows on my TV but now I can’t even do that! The commercials play then the screen goes black and only plays the sound!! I LOVED this app but after the update I’m seriously considering canceling my subscription.
!!!!!PLEASE FIX THIS!!!!!
Horrible buttons 1/5
I have had Hulu for a very long time. I enjoy the convenience of it. However, i hate the remind and forward buttons. I try to adjust my screen light before i watch the show and it is so sensitive it forwards it to the middle of the show. It’s really annoying they need to change that.
Unparalleled Frustration 1/5
Imagine an arid barren wasteland in the middle of Bumblefreak, Nowhere. It’s the hottest day of the summer and there’s nothing nor no one for miles and miles on end. You are completely alone and on your own. Minutes, hours, and day pass by and nothing; you’re famished, yet you continue wandering, hopeful. Suddenly, you catch a glance of the edge of a lake on the horizon. Your body has grown week and decrepit, yet you are cognizant enough to realize that it is not a mirage. You use your every bit of remaining energy to drag your dehydrated and starved body across the dirt, but it is too late. Fate taunts you with the growing image of fresh waves in front of you. As you take you last breaths, you acknowledge that, had you come across that body of water, even hours earlier, you may have made it. Only then, can you begin to feel the frustration that is streaming lagging videos of Hulu. Enjoy.
Please change the fast forward thing! Accidentally tapped the screen & fast forwarded to a part that ruined the whole episode for me.
Please fix the inadvertent rewind issue 2/5
I recently downloaded this app and, like many, have the issues where I touch the screen and inadvertently skip back because of your absurdly designed rewind/ff feature. I then have to sit through commercials again. From the reviews this has obviously been an issue for some time now.
Watching Olympics and titles onLive viewing & on demand are often inaccurate once I click on the video or live show icon. Men’s Freestyle Ice Skating Live finished on one icon & then that was gone. The others said hockey & hockey & another title but no figure skating identified. FINALLY, I found it under one of the Live files but there was no file for figure skating - hidden in “Men’s Hockey: Canada vs. Czech Republic.” Please make these titles accurate so can find what looking for!!!!
Then “app feedback” is no such thing!! Can’t leave an email or message of any kind. Make this more easily obvious!!
Poor layout 1/5
IMO the browse capability is very poor. Makes it very difficult to when trying find something to watch. Wish it was more similar to Netflix. I purchased a month subscription and I really regret it.
Dear Hulu 4/5
Great app! Functions properly, but please optimize the app for iPhone X.. It would be great if a full screen option was available 💀👌🏼
Darn u buffering 3/5
By UNKNOWN DATA
I likes Hulu cuz there some shows that I haven’t seen in awhile and I likes to have a good throwbacks on certain nights when I’m relaxing. But how can I when all it does is play for a few mins and buffer too long it’s like——>>> 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱ikr !!!! A scare but hopefully y’all can fix this cuz uhhhhhh u know we pay for this so we all know we want our stuff to be worth it!!!! So can u please fix the buffering issues cuz it’s annoying asf!!! I can’t relax when my shows buffer all the time lol jkjk!!!
LISTEN TO ALL THE BAD REVIEWS!!! CHANGE APP!! 1/5
Trying to log in and subscribe sent me in a loop of “subscribe and unsubscribe”. Wouldn’t tell me why it wasn’t working and finally gave up and unsubscribed all together. I’ll take my business elsewhere. I should have listened to all the bad reviews.
Fast forward problems 3/5
You guys need to change the way the fast forward works; I’m connnnstantly hitting pause and it makes me watch more and more commercials because it thinks I’m fast forwarding. Other than that I love the app but don’t use it much on my phone for this reason.
Naruto Shippuden 5/5
By please hulu
I’m a big fan of the Naruto series but I do not like reading subtitles and can’t keep up there are dubbed episodes which mean it’s in English but only up to episode 98 of Naruto shippuden as of today all I’m here for is to ask that you add more dubbed episodes :)
Can’t download to watch offline 1/5
I like Hulu since it has shows I can’t get on Netflix, etc. However, you can’t download episodes or movies like you can on Netflix. When I travel, it can become an issue. Other than that (which is a pretty big issue for me), I’d give it four stars.
Fix the “touch screen rewind/fast-forward” mess 2/5
1. Fix the “touch screen rewind/fast-forward” mess.
2. Fix the “touch screen rewind/fast-forward” mess.
Needs better update 1/5
I was hoping that updating the app i would be able to mirror my shows using my hdmi piece or on my Apple TV , instead it gives me a black screen whenever I try to watch a show on the app.
Subscription Problem 1/5
My Mom Keep Trying To Subscribe. It Bills Her, (As If We Were Allowed To Use Hulu) But Then When We Try To Sign Into It, The Screen Shows Payment Methods. I’m Very Confused And Disappointed. Please Fix This.
Stay Away! 1/5
Buffering is relentless even though I have a 100Mbps plan and an AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Router.
If I could curse here I would, it’s the worst! 1/5
This is complete trash. I never write reviews but honestly, this is such a bloody joke. WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MINDS PUT 4 135 SECOND COMMERCIALS IN A 20 MINUTE EPISODE??? The dumb rewind and fast forwarding crap annoys the living hell out of me, ESPECIALLY WHEN I HAVE TO REWATCH A COMMERCIAL FOR THE 20TH TIME THAT HOUR!! I thought this would be a good app but it is complete garbage.
Show keeps freezing 1/5
By Ada Sabina
For the last two or three weeks every time I’m watching a show or movie keeps freezing or loading. It’s frustrating, literally I only see 20 second and I can’t watch anymore, I have to close the app and restart it and still doesn’t work.
Hire a UXer, seriously, and if you have one FIRE THEM 1/5
Any time a user clicks the screen when paused or playing, as in to make the interface overlay hidden as per normal, there is a 50/50 chance the stupid interface will finger prey it as a scan and jump to whatever % of the way through the episode/movie that your finger is across the screen.
This is painfully retarded.
Also, put “auto-play next episode on/off” on your main options accessible directly from the player, you morons!
Jerk wads 1/5
Hey this is good tv with limited commercials! Wait a second. 120s commercial more than five times in a 22min show!!!!!! Ridiculous
I purchased Hulu for Will & Grace. While I enjoy other shows and movies they provide, they have a lot of things they need updated. It is impossible to browse all of their movies on the app. I also watch Hulu on my X-Box where they give MANY more browsing options. For example, you can click movies and then sort ALL movies from A-Z. The Hulu app drives me insane. It shows six movies at a time, and that’s all you get. If you use this app you better know what it is you’re looking for. I have Netflix and Hulu and while I believe Hulu has the better movie selection I have to rate the Netflix app a 5 and Hulu a 2 because they make it impossible for the consumer to FIND these movies. Again, my X-Box is the only reason I am aware of these selections. If you’re reading this to find out which one to buy, buy Netflix. It’s much more easier to browse by a landslide.
Design Fail 1/5
As a designer myself I appreciate the attempt at something different, but this is pretty bad. The gradients are annoying after a while. Only being able to see one thing on the screen at a time is anxiety inducing. It is especially frustrating on my Roku. Please bring back the old design. I just canceled my subscription.
How do I cancel my subscription 1/5
By The Snooz
Cancel my subscription
Sign In/Access 3/5
I am being forced to sign-in each time I reopen the app. Also, whenever I click the home button on iPad Pro the video that will move to picture and picture (Live TV, or regular hulu videos) pauses, and then requires me to resize the window to access the play/pause controls.
So much promise 3/5
I think this app/service is the best for streaming there is of the services out there that have been offered. DTV didn’t have local channels, even though they said they did. It has the best channel lineup, I think. And Hulu does have some good original series - 112259 (I think that’s right), Chance... But customer service could be better. There’s not enough information, like what modem should you have. What’s the best router to have when you’re streaming TV? Is Chromecast better than Roku or vice versa. Nowhere on hulu can I actually find this information, so when I’m watching and it buffers briefly or skips (VERY ANNOYING - skips 10 to 20 seconds - I missed the answer to a puzzle on Wheel) or goes blurry I don’t know if it’s hulu or if it’s Chromecast. I know it’s not my internet; I have way more mbps than you guys say I need. But I can’t go an hour of watching TV without some kind of problem with the picture. So that’s disappointing. I’d still like to see a grid guide where you could check a show to record, etc., see what’s on like on TV Guide app. On the positive, I love the ability to watch sports, just tell hulu what teams you like and there they are (tho picture issues usually rear their ugly head.). I keep hoping for an update fixing some of these issues. It’s awesome that you have a DVR. Called my cable company to ask if their streaming had a cloud DVR - if it was a video call, they would have been looking at me like I had three heads. The quality of the Olympic coverage has been pretty good - but still there’s been some pixelating on occasion, and the dreaded skips - I reiterate - VERY ANNOYING.