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sound delayed on Live TV (only) - Hulu

Watching Live TV on via Hulu on Hisense 58in UHD 4K tv starts fine and as a few minutes pass the delay starts while watching say the News. If i back out of the Live show then go right back in sound is synced but the  delays again. Any fixes? I already tried a Factory Reset.

Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Re: sound delayed on Live TV (only) - Hulu

Hi @drewilson04

Thanks for the post.

Does the issue only occur within Hulu or across other channels installed on your Roku device?

If you haven't tried yet, you can remove the affected channel and then re-install it. To ensure the process is successful, restart your device before adding the channel back in. We would recommend doing this from the Settings menu by navigating to Settings > System > Power (If you do not see a Power submenu, skip to the next step.) > System restart.

For detailed instructions, refer to this Support link: How do I resolve channel playback issues?

Let us know how it goes!

All the best,

Kariza D.
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Level 7

Re: sound delayed on Live TV (only) - Hulu

Same exact tv and issue reporting in. 

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Roku Employee

Re: sound delayed on Live TV (only) - Hulu

Greetings @Darwxn 

Welcome to the Roku Community and thanks for posting regarding the issue you are experiencing.

We would be more than happy to look further into the issue, but will need more details about what you are seeing. Can you please provide us the following information:

  • Roku device model, serial number, device ID, and software OS/version (these can all be found in Settings > System > About)
  • does this issue occur on a specific channel? if so, what channel and what version/build is the channel (this can be found be selecting the channel on the Home screen and pressing the * button)
  • tracker ID when this issue occurs (when you see this issue occur, press the Home button 5 times, followed by the Back button 5 times and provide us with this ID)
  • steps to reproduce the issue you are seeing 

Once we have this information, we will be able to pass it along to the appropriate Roku team to investigate further. We look forward to hearing back from you.


Danny R.
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