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Hulu Constantly Buffering.

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by DeDondeEs, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Okiesnipe

    Okiesnipe New Member

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    Me too. After about an hour viewing Hulu buffers. I switch to my Apple TV, and it plays great !!
     
  2. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if System Temp undergoes an increase or something like that?

    Can y'all check it?

    I don't use Hulu, or I would...

    -KP
     
  3. A2JetGuy

    A2JetGuy Member

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    This is EXACTLY my experience. My AppleTV streams HULU perfectly.
     
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  4. chuckk9032

    chuckk9032 New Member

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    I’ve had this issue with Hulu on TiVo for a couple of years with a Roamio and now the Bolt+. Can’t believe TiVo has let this go on for so long.
     
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  5. Hasbro

    Hasbro New Member

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    Yep, Have the same problem everyone else has. I have been on the phone with Tivo support several times. The last time they told me it would be fixed after the next update...we all know that did not happen. I also can't believe Tivo has not fixed this problem. Maybe it is not fixable or maybe it is just not a priority??? That can be the logical thing I can think of for the crappy customer service...They have had plenty of time to fix it.
     
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  6. Season Pass

    Season Pass New Member

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    Yep, Have the same problem everyone else has. I was going to call to net provider and check our connection.....guess not.....getting up to speed with my new tivo....coming back to the service after cutting the cord.
     
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  7. Bville01

    Bville01 New Member

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  8. Bville01

    Bville01 New Member

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    Same problem with my new Bolt Vox. Hulu is fine for the first 40 minutes or so and then buffers til the end of a one hour show.
     
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  9. JashuaPatricio

    JashuaPatricio New Member

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    I have had the stuttering buffering problem for a year now using Hulu and YouTube apps they work fine on my 1St gen Apple TV. lol We pay monthly for this crap?!
     
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  10. Daviator00

    Daviator00 Member

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    Same here for Hulu. I've also had the new Bolt freeze solid requiring a power cycle just accessing Netflix and Amazon, not even playing a show, just accessing the apps.
     
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  11. jhermit

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    I use Hulu with Roku and Chromecast and have the same problem. In fact, I had Hulu TV for 2 months and dropped it due to buffering issues. Moved to YouTube TV and no buffering at all, but Hulu still has serious buffering issues in Tivo, Chromecast, and Roku. No problems with XBOX.
     
  12. Daviator00

    Daviator00 Member

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    I've never had the problem with Hulu on my Roku or my LG smart TV, only on my new Bolt.
     
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  13. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    Starting last week I had an issue with one episode of Future Man on my Bolt, I'd hit the 2nd or 3rd "commercial break" and after the break the loading icon would just spin and spin.
    I'd back out, watch another show on Hulu, which would play just fine, go back to that episode of Future Man and hit the same point and it would go no further.

    Tried it over the weekend and Monday, same problem.

    Last night I finally grabbed my FireTV stick from the other room, plugged it into the big TV and finished watching that episode, then I could continue on, and finish the series last night on the Bolt.

    Have seen a lot of freeze-skips during other programs as well, but they all managed to come back after break and play just fine.
     
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  14. Johnwashere

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    Same here , Ive been watching a lot of hulu lately and it messed up after 30+ minutes. I do what others day, back out of the app and get back in. Its a pain and sometimes doesent go back to the same spot. I also try the hulu app built into the samsung tv but it has other issues. I feel like hulu doesent make the best apps for devices other than Roku and Apple TV :(
     
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  15. jajajohn

    jajajohn New Member

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    Me too --same problem on my TiVo Bolt. MoCa fast connection. The program runs 36 minutes on every program --then stops and buffers. Will not fix itself unless the app is restarted. Then it runs to the end of the program and for 36 minutes into the next episode before the problem returns. Hulu is on one-month free trial without commercials. I will not continue service if this problem is not fixed.
     
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  16. dfreybur

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    I wonder if the end of net neutrality will kill Hulu. They have a huge library of material I watch, but they make up for it by having much worse bandwidth than Netflix. When I watch a streamed show on Hulu I get pauses all the time and sometimes they last long enough to drop the stream. I don't even remember Netflix dropping a stream, nor Amazon Prime.
     
  17. Okiesnipe

    Okiesnipe New Member

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    Hulu plays great on other devices. The problem is the Hulu app on Tivo Bolt.
     
  18. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    TiVo is a great DVR, not a great streamer.
    Roku is a great streamer. Hulu Live, DirectTV Now, etc are not great DVRs.

    Really need Roku (or another device) to properly stream.
    The positive is that Roku is only a one-time cost (no mo. fees), and even the cheapest Roku express for $30 is a great streamer.

    I do like that I can put streaming seasons in TiVo's My Shows, but when looking for something to watch in MyShows, if it streams, I Roku ;)
     
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  19. dfreybur

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    And RoamIO OTA. Thanks. App or network, had to be one of those as Netflix and Amazon Prime streams work much better.

    Yesterday I got the Gateway Timeout message. Instead of going back I did Select to click the OK box. It dropped me into the Hulu app. On the screen that offered me to Resume Episode. Hmmm, that actually makes sense. I selected Resume Episode and my episode resumed. Okay, sort of like Lt Sulu saying "Switching to manual" but the Enterprise still flew correctly. I'll take it.
     
  20. AU Lax

    AU Lax New Member

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    I have occasional issues with Hulu buffering. It is usually after about 20-25 minutes, if I stop and then restart the show, it goes away. I think that they have an issue with clearing out the buffer.
     
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