Many users have reported Hulu Error Code P-DEV340 while trying to stream their content. You can encounter this issue on a browser, the Hulu app on Android & iOS, and even on Smart TVs.
We went through it all and here’s what we have found out.
What Is P-DEV340 On Hulu? Why Am I Getting A Hulu Error Code P-DEV340?
P-DEV340 is a playback issue. This Hulu error shows up if you have buffering issues, or issues related to media while it is being rendered on your device.
Few users encountered this issue while they were skipping or fast-forwarding media. Here are the root causes for this PDEV340.
Hulu has a minimum bandwidth requirement to stream content on devices. If the criteria are not met, there are chances of buffering issues while streaming. Even Hulu library items will take time to load.
Things can get downright frustrating when you try to skip to a specific part of the media and it either buffers for a long time or throws the P-DEV340 error.
Hulu Cache Issue
Hulu caches much of your account information, like the point where you left watching your recent Hulu shows, movie recommendations based on your watch time, etc. Over time such cached data can take up a lot of memory.
This allocated memory can conflict with the app’s working and throw errors.
You Are Using An Older Version of Hulu
Hulu keeps on adding bug fixes and improvements in their patch fixes. But if you are using an older version of Hulu, these updates won’t be available to you.
How To Fix Hulu Error Code P-DEV340?
As PDEV340 is a playback issue, the fix is going to be pretty straightforward. For your benefit, we have listed the easiest and the most prudent solution first followed by the relatively complicated ones.
Close All Hulu Processes And Services
Terminating all Hulu processes and services will restart the app and close any stale services. Here’s how to do it
- Click on Settings and navigate to the Apps section.
- Select Hulu and click Force Stop
- Launch the Hulu app
- Swipe up from the bottom to launch the application switcher.
- Swipe left and right to get to Hulu, and open the app preview.
- Close Hulu and then restart the app.
Restart Web Browser
If you use a browser to stream Hulu content, simply closing the browser won’t do the job. You have to terminate all browser threads. To do so –
- Open Task Manager and go to Processes Tab
- Sort by App name to see all the Processes in your browser.
- Select the process and click End Task
- All instances of your browser will be closed
- Again launch your browser and navigate to Hulu. The error shouldn’t be visible.
Kill Browser Processes From CMD
- Press Windows + R and type CMD.
- Type tasklist and press Enter
- You will see all the running tasks. Find out the name of your browser from the task list.
- Type taskkill /f /im <browser_task_name.exe> /t where <browser_task_name.exe> is the name of your browser task and press Enter. If you are using a chrome browser, type taskkill /f /im chrome.exe /t
- This will end all instances of your browser. Now relaunch your browser and access Hulu.
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Check Your Internet Connection
Even though you have steady internet connectivity you need a minimum internet bandwidth of 3 Mbps to access Hulu’s platform. To stream Live TV, Hulu needs a bandwidth of 8 Mbps and 25 Mbps to stream content in 4K UHD.
If you don’t have such a connection expect connectivity and loading issues. This might even trigger the Hulu Error Code P-DEV340.
Visit Speedtest and click Go, to check your internet bandwidth.
If your internet bandwidth matches Hulu’s criteria, switch off your Wifi router and then turn it back on. Perform a speed test once the router restarts. If the issue still persists contact your local Internet Service Provider.
Restart Your Device
On restarting your device, your phone flushes un-synced data which might solve the issue. If you are using an Android or iOS device, just reboot it and check if the issue persists.
Update Hulu, Device OS/ Firmware
The Hulu error can also be caused because you are using an outdated version of the app, or your OS and Firmware version isn’t compatible with the minimum functional requirements of Hulu.
Update Hulu On Android
- Open Android Play Store and search for Hulu
- If Hulu isn’t already updated you will find an Update button. If the app is already up-to-date an Open button will be present instead.
- Click Update and wait for the installation to complete.
Update Hulu On iOS
- Open the iOS App store and navigate to Hulu
- If Hulu isn’t updated, you will see the Update button on the page.
- Click it and let the updates get installed on your device
To update Android OS
- Open Settings and click on About Phone
- Click on Software Update and click Download and Install to update the Android OS.
To update iOS
- Open Settings and navigate to the General tab
- Click on Software Updates
- Click Download and Install to update iOS
If updating Hulu and device firmware didn’t resolve the issue, try to uninstall the app from your device and install it back.
- Navigate to your app list and press and hold the Hulu app.
- The app will get highlighted
- Simply hold and drag the app to uninstall it.
- Open Google Play Store, search for the Hulu app and download it
- Once the app gets downloaded and installed on your device launch Hulu
- Select the Hulu app and Press and hold on the app icon.
- Click on Remove App and Hulu will be uninstalled from your device
- After the app is uninstalled, go to the Apple app store and search for Hulu
- Download Hulu and wait until it gets installed on your device
- Open Hulu and check if the connection issue persists
Above methods should resolve Hulu error code P-DEV340 on your device. If you are facing other Hulu errors, we have you covered!