Roku Hulu streaming support will soon come to an end for older players, but there’s still plenty of time to upgrade to a newer model…
Come Wednesday, June 24th, some Roku streaming players will no longer support Hulu. After that date, Hulu customers with Roku Streaming Players (models 2400 to 3100) and the Roku Streaming Stick (model 3420 or older) won’t be able to sign-in, will see an error message, or might see the app disappear altogether. That’s because these devices use the old Hulu classic app, which doesn’t support premium add-ons or live television.
Older Roku Device Hulu Support Ending June 24th 2020
Newer Roku models, however, do work with the most recent iteration of the Hulu app. But, these must be updated to firmware 8.1 or higher in order to continue watching. The device that must be upgraded to the newest version are the Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere and Premiere+, Roku Express and Express+, Roku 3 and 4, Roku 2 (model 4210), Roku Streaming Stick (model 3500 or later), Roku TV and 4K Roku TV.
Otherwise, functionality may be buggy or could cease performing. Here’s the relevant update on a Hulu support page:
“Some Roku devices still support the classic Hulu app.* All viewers can use the models listed below to watch videos from the Hulu streaming library, but they will not have access to certain features, Premium Add-ons, or live TV:
Roku Streaming Player (models 2400 to 3100) and Roku Streaming Stick (model 3420 or earlier).
These models will no longer be supported as of June 24th, 2020.”