We have our roku connected wirelessly. We have no problems with any other channels, except HULU. Iy is getting worse and worse. You can't watch any show without it freezing, sound going out, stuttering, taking forever to load, crashing, ... was looking to see if a newer Roku box would improve the issue since Time Warner and Hulu both say there is nothing wrong. I also don't want to spend $100 and have the problem continue. Hulu works on other devices and other channels play on the Roku. Help!- we did a away with paying for cable TV almost 4 years ago and I rely on the Hulu programing as a save way to watch TV shows but it is getting quite frustrating and I am considering dropping hulu plus- since it won't work on anything except the computers anyway :< JFH Please advise me.
The Roku 2 has slightly better hardware than the Roku 1, so the channel performs much better on it. In general, however, it is recommended to reboot the Roku unit (regardless of the generation) after several hours of viewing the Hulu+ channel. This will perform a memory purge, and get the Roku operating at peak efficiency.
In general, Hulu+ has performance issues on every platform (even PCs!) except the most robust ones, and even then, it can be hit-or-miss.
Basically, the experience varies between users, based on a number of factors, including bandwidth, ISP, number of hops to the CDN, etc. I personally have only experience one issue with Hulu+, even on the original Roku 1 models, and none on the Roku 2, while others have experienced the exact opposite. On other DVPs, I've had numerous issues, while others have not. Most DVP issues come down to the person's internet connection and route to the CDN. Using an open DNS server, such as OpenDNS and GoogleDNS can sometimes resolve this problem.
C. Shawn Smith
C. Shawn Smith
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