Can You Change Hulu Streaming Quality on Firestick?

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Written By Dinu Sri

Dr H. T. D. S. Madusanka is an electronic expert with 10 years of experience, involved in the research and development of SMART HOME systems.

Can you change hulu streaming quality on firestick?

Well, of course, you can. With a Firestick, you can change video streaming quality on Hulu. Go to Settings and select Preferences, then select Data Monitoring. Turn Data Monitoring on and select ‘Set Video Quality.’ You can reduce video quality on the Hulu web player but not in TV & mobile apps. 

How do I change the stream quality on Amazon Fire Stick?

Amazon Firestick allows you to reduce video quality while streaming on Hulu. A lot of things control your streaming experience on firestick. Video quality is one of them. Fortunately, there is a setting on Amazon firestick device to change it as per your need. You can change your streaming quality from Settings in a few steps. 

Step 1– Take the firestick remote and go to settings. Select ‘Preference’ from the settings. You will find an option called ‘Data Monitoring.’ 

Step 2- In Data Monitoring, you will know if this setting is on for your firestick. Turn it on if you see the option is disabled. You will discover a new menu there. 

Step 3- New menu will have an option saying ‘Set Video Quality.’ Upon clicking on it, you will have three video quality options: Good, Better, and Best. You will get maximum picture quality while streaming if you select Best. 

Step 4- Now, videos will stream on your selected quality. To save this setting and return to the home screen, press Home button on your amazon firestick remote. 

How do I change Hulu streaming Quality?  

There are a lot of factors that affect streaming quality on Hulu. Once you identify them, you’ll know what is causing poor video quality on your device. You will have a lower streaming quality if: 

  • you use a lower video quality setting 
  • your internet connection is slow 
  • you do not update your app regularly 
  • you do not clean cache 

Now that you know what might affect your streaming quality, you can fix them. You can change these settings from your smartphone, web browser, and smart TV. Here I will show you how to change video streaming quality across different platforms. 

Hulu Streaming Quality Change on Web Browser 

On a web browser, you can reduce the video playback quality. To change the settings, follow these steps: 

Step 1– Check your internet connection and speed. 

Step 2– Click on the Gear icon when you’re streaming video on Hulu.

Step 3– Click on ‘Quality’

Step 4- Now, choose your desired video quality from the options.

Hulu Streaming Quality Change on Smartphone 

You cannot reduce Hulu video streaming quality from smartphones. But you can enhance your streaming experience with a few steps: 

Step 1– Disable data saver option on your smartphone. Data saver is a default option. To disable it, you have to click on the Settings icon and go to SIM & Network setting. 

Step 2– Now click on Data Saver and disable ‘Use Data Saver’

Step 3– If you do not get an expected result, close the Hulu app from your device. Go to App menu and tap on ‘Force Stop.’

Step 4– Clearing corrupted cache can improve streaming quality on your smartphone. Go to Apps and select Hulu. Tap on Storage and click on ‘Clear Cache’ and ‘Clear Data.’

Step 5– You might have to reinstall your Hulu app if it does not still give desired results. 

Step 6– The last resort is to update your smartphone. , go to device settings and click on System. You will see a ‘System Update’ option on the next page. Click on it. This way, you can update your device. 

Hulu Streaming Quality Change on Smart TV  

Changing streaming quality on a smart TV is similar to a smartphone. Following methods will help you improve streaming quality. 

Step 1- Close the app on your TV if you get low streaming quality. Go to settings, click on applications, select Hulu, and tap on Force Stop. 

Step 2- Check the speed of your internet. You need at least 3 Mbps for streaming from Hulu library and 8 Mbps for streaming live. If your connection is slow, you have to restart your modem. 

Step 3- Clear your app Data and Cache from your smart TV. Click on Application in the settings menu to select Hulu. Then tap on Clear Data. It will clear all your cache and data. 

Step 4- You will have to update the app if you do not get any results after clearing Data. Update Hulu app from Google play store. 

Step 5- Your last option is to update your TV. Search for System Software Update from the Settings menu and click on Upgrade now. 

Final Words

I know one thing for sure, only the best quality video is worth streaming. You do not want to watch lower video quality or buffering while streaming. I’m sure, after reading this, you will not struggle with video quality anymore. Now you know how you can change Hulu streaming quality on firestick.   

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