Nowadays, streaming services are one of the most convenient and effortless ways to watch your favorite content. Streaming platforms give you an opportunity to enjoy TV shows and movies whenever you want to stay in different places all over the world. Hulu is one of the most popular services in this field. Many users every day spent their free time there.
However, each perfect viewing experience can be spoilt by the ads. Unfortunately, some users face issues with loud commercials on Hulu. It can be very frustrating when you want to relax and enjoy a movie and in the culmination suddenly a loud ad appears. If you have faced this issue at least once, you definitely seek a way to solve it. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place, we’ll help you.
How to regulate the volume of the Hulu commercials
Nowadays, when new and new technologies and opportunities to make our life easier are offered, streaming services help us to relax and enjoy our free time. With Hulu you don’t need anymore to switch the channels for 20 minutes in order to find at least one movie, all you need is just to fill in the name of your favorite movie and enjoy it.
Even though there are plenty of shows available on Hulu, there are still some drawbacks. Sometimes after a hard-working day, you want to relax and spent time watching something interesting. You find the film on Hulu and start watching it. Suddenly, the loud ad appears and scares you as you didn’t wait for it. In this case, you’ll definitely get annoyed and start to look for a way to make the sound lower. Of course, you can skip some of them, but not all.
Fortunately, there’s a way to fix the loudness of the Hulu commercials, so keep on reading to know more about that.
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Why are Hulu commercials so loud
The issue of loud commercials was quite widespread decades ago. Many users have been complaining about this issue, so the government passed an act which is called Commercial Advertising Loudness Mitigation Act in 2010. The main purpose of this act is to restrict the creators from presenting ads, the loudness which exceeds the average volume of the channel itself. However, despite the fact that the act has been presented, the creator has managed to find a way to avoid those restrictions. Instead of keeping the volume low, they make different volumes on one and another part of the video.
Surely, some people have questions about this phenomenon. What for the ads are used, especially as loud that they can scare at night. The answer is quite obvious. The commercials are used for attracting people to new products. It’s expected that most people would just skip those ads and continue waiting for the movie to play. That’s why the sound of ads is higher.
In addition to this, creators make ads that are louder than the movies. That’s quite frustrating. By the way, the sound level on Hulu is 20dB higher than the streaming content’s level.
How to fix the loud commercials on Hulu
Due to the fact that the problem with loud ads on Hulu is quite common, there have been many annoyed people that have been contacting the support team and complaining. The Hulu team really works hard to solve the issue, however, it’s still dissatisfied people. Even though it isn’t possible to mute the commercials, you still can make it quieter. One of the ways is to download special plug-ins that would decrease the sound of your device while the commercial would be displayed.
Due to the huge amounts of complaint letters, there was created a special website where you can complain about the loud commercial. It’s the FCC website.
So, if you want to leave a complaint there, you should follow the prompts which would be mentioned in the section below:
Before writing the letter, you should keep in mind that it should include the info about the program and about the broadcaster which has presented the ad. You should also mention the name of the product and its advertiser.
- First of all, you should head to the “Consumers” section and tap on the “Guides” option.
- After that, you should select the “Loud Commercials” section.
- To complete the process, you should click on the “Send a complaint” option.
Since then, the complaint would be sent.
What plans are available on Hulu
Even though you can’t completely mute the ads, you’re still able to get rid of them. One of the methods is to pay for Hulu Premium. There are several plans brief characteristics of which would be mentioned further. Hulu is available on different devices including, Apple TV, Samsung TV, Roku TV, and others.
The Premium Subscription offers many additional opportunities and features on Hulu. So the first plan is called without ads and costs only $11.99. This plan’s name literally explains the features which it offers. The second plan is called “Hulu+Live TV”. It gives you a chance to watch your favorite shows and programs on up to 60 channels. The plan costs $54.99 monthly. The third plan is called “Hulu ad-free+Live TV” it gives you an opportunity to watch shows without any limits and without the annoying ads.
However, if you still think which plan is the best for you, we can help you to make this decision.
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What can be done with other ads on Hulu
Even though Hulu offers a wide range of shows and movies that can’t be found on other platforms, there are still many promos displayed. I think, if you have faced this issue when you watch your favorite content and the most interesting moment is interrupted by the promo, you would get really frustrated and annoyed. Fortunately, you can get rid of them using different ad-blockers.
In addition to this, getting an ad-blocker for keeping your viewing experience satisfactory, can also save your device from getting some viruses from the banners that suddenly appear when you watch content. Using ad-blockers would disable the strange links, spam, and promos that may be harmful to your device.
All in all, even if you’re not satisfied with the volume of the commercials, you still are able to switch them off.