When Hulu stops working, error messages are not always very helpful. One of the most common error messages simply indicates that a playback error has occurred. This message appears most often on streaming devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Fire Stick, consoles such as Xbox and PlayStation, and smart TVs from Vizio, LG, and others.
In some cases, Hulu displays an error code that allows you to isolate the problem. If that’s not the case and you only see a “Playback Error” message, you should start with the basics, such as checking your Internet connection and then move on.