This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (from April 19, 2021) follows:

Hulu is a popular video on demand service with over 35 million subscribers for both subscription service and Hulu + Live TV.

Also, the Walt Disney Company has a controlling interest of over 60% in Hulu since March 2019.


However, Hulu subscribers have been facing an issue where they are getting the ‘Sorry, this channel is temporarily unavailable’ message.

As per reports from Twitter, this problem is occurring on different channels which is further preventing users from viewing them.

Moreover, the number of user reports indicate that the issue might be widespread, hence, a wider fix may be required.

FOX59, zip code:46250. Message says “Sorry, this channel is temporarily unavailable”

(Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Nevertheless, affected Hulu subscribers might get a fix for the ‘Sorry, this channel is temporarily unavailable’ issue soon.

The official Hulu Support Twitter handle has acknowledged the said issue stating that it is already being taken care of.

Since it is unclear how long it will take to fix the problem, Hulu Support is also providing users with a temporary workaround.


Affected Hulu + Live TV subscribers can either use the Hulu app or several network websites and apps via their Hulu credentials.

A bunch of network websites and apps are available for Hulu + Live TV subscribers and those with add-on networks.

While this is not a permanent solution to the problem, subscribers can at least view their favorite content until Hulu fixes the issue.


Hopefully, the issue gets resolved soon as it is causing inconvenience to a lot of Hulu subscribers.

That said, we will keep tracking this for further development and will provide more details once new information becomes available.

Update 1 (July 23)

Looks like the issue is troubling users while accessing the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Here are some of the reports:

be better!!! Trying to watch the Olympic opening ceremony and now all the sudden the channel is unavailable Face with rolling eyesFace with rolling eyesFace with rolling eyes

— last night I subscribed to Hulu live specifically for the Olympics but now the NBC channel is “temporarily unavailable” — will it be restored by tonight for the opening ceremonies?

Update 2 (July 30)

IST 12:28 pm: Hulu has acknowledged this bug, noting that the team is currently looking into it. More on that here.

Update 3 (October 18)

IST 01:33 pm: Many Hulu subscribers took to Twitter earlier today with complaints that they were getting the ‘Sorry, this channel is temporarily unavailable’.

Hulu support did acknowledge the problem and confirmed that it’s under investigation.

Sorry for the trouble earlier today, Michael! Our teams were made aware and are investigating this behavior. However, if you run into this again, you may want to check out: as a possible workaround. We’ll be sure to share your experience! (Source)

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