Hulu Cast Button Missing

Hulu Cast Button Missing On Android and iPhone – Quick Fixes

Do you want to watch Hulu channels on a bigger display, but the Cast button or icon is missing on its Android and iPhone app?  

Today, we’ll discuss the reasons for this glitch on your Android or iPhone and what you can do to get the casting icon showing again while streaming a video. 

Why Is the casting icon not appearing on Hulu?

  • Your casting device is experiencing temporary glitches.
  • The Chromecast and the casting device are not connected to the same Home network (Wi-Fi) connection.
  • Video playing on Hulu does not support casting.
  • You are using an outdated version of the Hulu app on your Android or iPhone.
  • Hulu system or installation files are corrupt.
  • Your device software is not compatible with casting Hulu. 
  • Chromecast firmware is glitching and needs to be reset. 

How do I get the Cast icon on Hulu?

1. Force Stop Hulu

Hulu, like most streaming apps, sometimes glitches, and you start experiencing strange issues such as the missing casting icon on your mobile device. 

To fix this, force stop the Hulu app by following these easy steps:


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Scroll and tap “Apps.”
  • Select “Hulu.”
  • Tap “Force Stop.”


  • Access the Home screen.
  • Swipe up from the bottom.
  • Stop in the middle.
  • Swipe “left/right” to find Hulu.
  • Swipe Hulu up to force close it.

TIP: You can also force close Hulu by restarting your mobile device. This can also troubleshoot temporary bugs in the device software causing issues with casting. Make sure to turn on the device 60 seconds after switching it off. 

2. Connect to the Same Wi-Fi

If your Android or iPhone and the Chromecast are not connected to the same Wi-Fi network, the “Cast” icon may not appear on Hulu. 

To confirm this:

  • Open “Google Home.”
  • Tap “Devices.”
  • Tap the three dots.
  • Choose “Settings.”
  • Note the name of the Wi-Fi network under your Chromecast device.
  • Open “Phone” Settings.”
  • Tap “Wi-Fi.” 

Verify the phone is connected to the same network that Chromecast is using. Otherwise, make the necessary changes to match the same network on both devices. 

3. Cast Another Video

Sometimes the Hulu “Cast” icon goes missing on some movies and TV shows. This can be due to corrupt media files or playback errors. 

Therefore, stream other content on Hulu, and if you see the “Cast” icon on the screen, contact support and notify them so that they can look into the problem for that particular show or movie.  

4. Update Hulu App

Many users claim that updating the Hulu app on their Android and iPhone fixed the disappearing “Cast” icon. Here’s how:

  • Open “Play Store” or “App Store.”
  • Search for “Hulu.”
  • Tap “Update.”

After the Hulu app is updated, open it, play a movie, and see if you can see the “Cast” button.

5. Reinstall Hulu App

It’s possible the Hulu app files on your Android or iPhone got corrupted with time. As a result, you cannot see the “Cast” button while playing a video on the streaming platform. To fix this, install a fresh copy of the Hulu app with these simple steps:


  • Open Android “Settings.”
  • Tap “Apps.”
  • Find and tap “Hulu.”
  • Choose “Uninstall.”
  • Open the “Play Store” app.
  • Search for Hulu.
  • Tap “Install.”


  • Tap & hold the Hulu app and select “Remove App.”
  • Choose “Delete App.”
  • Open “App Store.”
  • Search Hulu.
  • Tap “GET.”

Now launch the Hulu app, verify and sign in to your account, and verify the “Cast” icon is showing on any TV show or movie. 

6. Update Device Software

Like the outdated Hulu app, your Android or iPhone may also need a software update to stream and cast the content on a bigger display. Luckily, you can check this and update the mobile device in the following way:


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Select “System.”
  • Tap “System Update” and wait for the device to check and install the pending update.


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Select “General.”
  • Tap “Software Update.”
  • Tap “Turn on Automatic Updates.”
  • Toggle on “Download iOS updates,” and your phone will automatically upgrade the software to the latest version. 

After updating your device software, you can hopefully see the “Cast” icon magically appear on Hulu. 

7. Reset Chromecast

Sometimes, the problem is with your Chromecast, leading to difficulties casting Hulu from Android or iPhone, including the missing “Cast” button. The best fix here is to reset your Chromecast with these steps:

  • Plug Chromecast into the TV.
  • Press the “Power” button on Chromecast and hold it for 25 seconds till the solid LED light blinks red.
  • Once the light changes from blinking red to white and the TV screen goes black, let go of the “Power” button.
  • Wait for the device to restart, stream Hulu on your Android or iPhone, and confirm you can now see the “Cast” icon on the screen. 


In this article, we’ve explored why the Hulu cast button is missing on your Android device and iPhone. We’ve also shared a few step-by-step methods to help you overcome this problem.

Hopefully, you’ve found a fix for the issue and now can enjoy your favorite Hulu TV show or movie on a bigger display.