[Updated] Hulu audio not working on iPad app after updating to iPadOS 15.4.1
New updates will appear at the bottom of the story…….
The original story (published on April 23, 2022) is:
Hulu is one of the most used streaming services. It is available on multiple platforms for easy access.
Hulu also boasts of offering a wide range of live channels and original content at an affordable price. Hulu is currently part of the large Disney multimedia concern.
One way to access Hulu content is through the dedicated app. The Hulu app is available on mobile devices and tablets such as the Apple iPad.
However, iPad users are facing the issue of Hulu app audio not working after iPadOS 15.4.1 update (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1011, 12).
Hulu app audio not working on iPad app after iPadOS 15.4 update
According to multiple reports, all Hulu content plays without sound on iPad tablets. The problem reportedly started after the iPadOS 15.4 update and persists on the latest iPadOS 15.4.1 update.
Other streaming services are said to work fine when updating to iPadOS 15.4. Also, Hulu app audio works well on other devices.
No sound after iOS update
So the latest iOS 15.4.1 update stops the sound in Hulu on my iPad, everything else works with sound Netflix YouTube Amazon., deleted Hulu reinstalled, hard booted tried everything, headphones work but no sound with Hulu video content, not even Hulu noise get it when you launch the app.
Same problem with iPad Air2 after 15.4 update because Hulu audio works on all other Steaming services. According to Apple, the problem should be solved by Hulu. Long time customer, but considering leaving the service if it can’t be fixed…although I have other streaming devices, I use my iPad most often to stream Hulu.
The Hulu team is already aware of a possible solution
The Hulu team is now aware of the Hulu app audio issue that iPadOS 15.4/15.4.1 users are experiencing. The company is currently investigating the matter, but there are no details on an ETA for a possible repair.
Sorry to hear you ran into this Jennifer! This behavior may be related to something we are currently investigating. If you have a minute, please call or chat by following the instructions at: so we can take a closer look at you on a 1:1 basis!
In the meantime, there is a possible workaround that involves streaming Hulu content to another device and then switching back to the iPad. After that, the Hulu content will reset the sound, but you’ll have to do this every time you start Hulu.
PS As other users in this thread point out, you can get the sound working again if you cast it to another device (eg Apple TV, then switch back to iPad), but it’s a pain since you have to do it every time you launch Hulu. There must be some low-level hardware/software interaction with the iPad Air2 and the app causing this.
We will update this story as events unfold.
Update 1 (April 27)
12:50 PM (IST): Here is a possible solution offered by one affected user. You can try to see if it fixes the sound problem.
Update 2 (April 28)
17:47 (IST): Here is another solution that may help those affected to resolve the sound issue.
AirPlay to another device and back to iPad. Fixes the sound. If you don’t have an AirPlay-enabled device like I do, download Mirroring360 for Windows and stream to it with a free trial. You have to do this every time you open a stream…. I hope this helps. (Source)
Update 3 (May 10, 2022)
4:25 PM (IST): While users continue to report (1, 2, 3, 4) issue where content plays without sound on iPad devices, Hulu continues to support it says that they are working on fixing the same. However, no ETA was given for the fix.
Update 4 (May 16, 2022)
12:36 PM (IST): Hulu has received a new update on iOS with version 7.43.2. However, it doesn’t mention fixing the sound issue, and users continue to report it (1, 2).
Update 5 (May 18, 2022)
12:36 PM (IST): Hulu support said they don’t currently have an update for the sound issue. However, their team is working on a fix.
Sorry for any disappointment, Regina! We don’t have any updates at this time, but we can confirm that the relevant teams are working to get to the bottom of it. We will continue to share your experiences and feedback. Until then, we thank you for your patience! (Source)
Update 6 (July 8, 2022)
13:26 (IST): It’s been months since Hulu last officially acknowledged the bug. However, related reports will still appear.
Hulu’s support team recently responded that they are aware of the issue and are still working on a fix. However, no ETA was given for the launch.
Update 7 (March 13, 2023)
5:30 PM (IST): The issue of audio suddenly stopping on iOS devices persists even months later.
Fortunately, Hulu’s customer service has confirmed that they are investigating the matter and have suggested a possible solution in the meantime.
Sorry! Do you happen to have iOS? If so, we are looking into it. As a possible solution, try changing the program and then returning to the program to restore the sound. If it’s a different device, try these steps.Source)
NOTE: You can also check the Hulu bug/issue tracker.
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