[Updated] Hulu adding 'Adult Swim' label to regular shows & cartoons, issue acknowledged

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on June 2, 2022) follows:

Hulu is one of the most popular and cheapest video streaming services available right now. With plans starting from $6.99, it has unsettled the market with its original shows like The Handmaid’s Tale.

As of Q4 2021, The Walt Disney-owned company had more than 43 million paid subscribers.


Apart from letting users watch original and partner content, the platform also offers over-the-top IPTV service enabling users to watch normal television channels.

But as is the case with every online service, users have been facing various problems such as audio not working on iPad after the iPadOS 15.4 update and old DVR recordings filling up storage because they couldn’t be deleted.

Adding to the long list of issues, Hulu users are now seeing Adult Swim label on regular shows and cartoons. Many are confused about why the platform is marking shows and cartoons under the Adult Swim banner (1,2,3,4,5).

A bunch of users tried restarting the Hulu app and reinstalling it to check if it was an issue on their end but soon found out they were not alone.

Below are some reports from Hulu subscribers who noticed that many cartoons and shows are under the Adult Swim label now.


Funny error I caught on Hulu today. Quite a few #CartoonNetwork shows apparently have the Adult Swim screenbug.

Can somebody tell me WHY Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends is under [adult swim] on Hulu? When did that happen?

Hulu support was quick to comment on the issue where some shows are under the Adult Swim label and said they are currently investigating the problem. But there is no ETA for the fix.

Hi there! We’ve received similar reports of this, and our team is currently investigating. Please let us know if we can assist you with anything else.

We hope the developers find what caused the issue and fix it at the earliest.

Until then, we will be keeping tabs on further developments and update this article as and when we come across more information so make sure you keep checking this space.

In the meantime, check out our dedicated Hulu bugs and issues tracker to see similar issues affecting users.

Update 1 (July 15)

05:00 pm (IST): Adult Swim label issue is now seemingly resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh user reports. However, there’s no official confirmation over the same.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Hulu Section so be sure to follow them as well.

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Anurag Chawake

My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.