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Th6
Level 7

Hulu keeps going back to Roku Home Screen after a few minutes

Having trouble with my Hulu plus app. Trying to search for tv shows and movies and it keeps on sending me back to the main Roku screen after only a few seconds to a few minutes of searching. Very frustrating.

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makaiguy
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Hulu keeps going back to Roku Home Screen after a few minutes

@Th6-

If you are powering your Roku by plugging into the USB port on the TV, try powering from house power via the USB power adapter that came with the Roku.

The USB ports on many televisions only supply 0.5 amp or less, which is not enough to power a Roku reliably, and some supply plenty of power. A Roku connected this way normally appears to start up normally, but if it runs into an activity that requires more power than the USB port can deliver, something will fail, commonly taking you back to the home screen.

If you don't have the Roku adapter handy, any other you have from another device should work as long as the fine print on it says it outputs at least 1 amp.

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