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Old 03-13-2016, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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I am on a HULU premium trial and have a Vizio TV, Roku and of course a computer. Hulu allows you to control the playback settings on the HULU player HOWEVER the control does not appear on either my TV or Roku player; it only shows up on my computer.

Does anyone know if you can set a "universal" playback quality on all devices? It appears they have it set up so you have to change it by program which seems odd.
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Old 03-13-2016, 04:59 PM
 
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Many routers allow you to limit bandwidth to specific devices or services. This can usually be found in the advanced settings under QOS.

While this doesn't directly control the playback quality, it does allow you to limit Hulu bandwidth to something lower and Hulu would adjust the playback quality for the available bandwidth.
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:18 PM
 
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So far as I know.. There's nothing that can be done to limit the playback on most devices. They say if you're streaming HD, it needs 3Meg and SD requires 1.5Meg..

Netflix allows me to set the playback across the entire account. But, i was having some buffering issues on Hulu and tried to dump my PS4 down to SD.. Doesn't seem to be an option.
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Old 03-15-2016, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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I contacted them and they did not have a "universal playback" setting which seems stupid. Their idea is to make you set the quality for each program you watch. I have a very low data cap with my internet provider due to my rural location; why not let me decide? They told me how to set my Roku player to lower bandwidth but it still used more data per hour than I was using on Netflix.

I quit Hulu after four days of my free trial and went back to netflix.

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