Hulu users come across several issues with the service every once in a while. And to keep track of all of them, we have a dedicated Hulu bug tracker that can check out here.

Hulu’s ‘up next’ counter prevents watching shows end

Having said that, a new bug has surfaced which is preventing users from watching the end of the shows.

According to reports, users are facing an issue where ‘Up next’ counter starts too early. Consequently, when the banner appears, the current episode is covered by a gray or darker layer.

Also, it is minimized into a smaller window to allow for a preview of the next episode or show. This hinders viewers from watching the end of the episode.


Hulu has a big problem leaving episodes as “30 seconds left” which makes rewatches horrible and forces you to watch more ads. Even past the idea of skipping ads, just the idea of watching lets say ep1, and then the show auto starts the next episode, episode 2 with 30 seconds left. Anyway to restart the show? So it looks like I haven’t watched anything (Source)

Why are you minimizing the show I’m watching with 3 minutes remaining and then autoplaying the next show before the 3 minutes are up? Then I have to back and find the show again, start it at the beginning and find the end of the episode. I makes no sense. Stop it already. (Source)

And while this issue can be alleviated by disabling the autoplay feature, it would necessitate viewers to manually play the next episode or show, which may be inconvenient.


Until the issue gets resolved, users can try out the above-mentioned workaround. Unfortunately, this issue hasn’t been acknowledged by Hulu support team.

We hope that the issue where Hulu’s Up next counter prevents watching end of the show gets fixed soon. Rest assured, we will update this article as and when we come across anything noteworthy.

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Aashish Singh
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I developed a keen interest in technology ever since my school days. And writing about it keeps me closer to this fascinating world. When I’m not working you can catch me playing video games.

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