Originally Posted by MMcCraryNJ
Is anyone here using the Hulu Plus app without issue?
I just started using it a couple of days ago since I signed up for a free month of Hulu Plus. The app is very nicely designed and navigating through the menus produces no lag.
I'm having a big issue with the actual streaming content, however. Well, two issues:
1. When the content pauses for an ad break, it always seems to struggle with replaying the content after the ads are over. It will play the ads, and then load the content back up from the starting point, play a second or two of the start of the program, pause itself for 10 seconds, and then return to where I had left off. All in all, this process takes longer than it does to view the ads, so this is rather annoying.
2. Sometimes, either directly after returning from an ad break or just randomly, the content will freeze and will stop streaming. This lasts about 30 seconds, and then it replays again but stops two seconds later only to do the same thing. It very much feels like there is a buffering issue, however I've turned the quality down all the way to the lowest possible and it still freezes and cuts in and out.
I have a 50/10 Mbps connection and am hardwired into my Gigabit router, and I have no issues streaming with other devices. Has anyone ever had this happen to them, and if so, how did you fix it?
There is no fix. Hulu knows and doesn't care. If you complain enough, they'll give you a free month of +, but they refuse to spend the money to properly code their app and beef up their servers so the buffering problems stop. They'll suggest you use Google's DNS which will do nothing because the problem is on their end.
The most recent update has made the app even worse, for me at least, with movies in my queue showing up as 0 Videos when you click on them and missing the central image with the play button so they're unwatchable. Sometimes, cycling back and forth through the levels of the menu will make the app load the film as a play option, but often not. It's trash.
I really hope Criterion will cut a deal with Netlix.
On a more positive note, the YouTube app finally retains logins. It's a sad statement on quality control when the most basic of functionality is something to get excited about.