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How to Turn Off Autoplay on Hulu’s New Roku Channel

This week Hulu updated their Roku Channel to their new look and added live TV support to Roku.

One of the biggest questions I have heard from our readers is how to turn off autoplay. So why would you want to turn off autoplay? Well if you have a data cap turning off autoplay is a great way to stay under your data cap.

Often people forget to stop a show when they turn off their TV. If autoplay is on it can easily burn a lot of data as your TV is off.

The good news is YES you can turn off autoplay on the new Roku Hulu Channel.

You can turn Autoplay on or off while watching a video:

  1. Press or swipe down for Info & Settings. On Roku, press the * button on your remote.
  2. Select Autoplay On of Off

As always if you have a data cap I highly suggest you turn off autoplay on all apps. That is the best way to easily stay under your data cap.

Here is how you can turn off Hulu’s autoplay on their classic Roku Channel:


  1. While a video is playing, press the down option on your remote or controller
  2. Then press the up option on your remote or controller to reveal the playback settings menu
  3. Navigate over to Autoplay and press the select OK/Enter button on your remote or controller to toggle the autoplay setting

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6 Responses to How to Turn Off Autoplay on Hulu’s New Roku Channel

  1. Cooper McChester September 21, 2017 at 1:18 pm #


  2. Margarethe September 21, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

    Is there a way to turn it off on Apple TV? Also, no way to turn it off globally? Kids use the device to stream and they aren’t going to remember to turn off autoplay; it’s why I took Hulu off their devices and changed the password and have considered dropping Hulu altogether, despite having been one of the first subscribers to it years ago.

    • Bryan Esler September 21, 2017 at 2:37 pm #

      On Apple TV, go to your Account area (last icon) and click Settings. It should change it globally.

      • Margarethe September 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

        Ah, they added it back! When they first updated the interface, that option disappeared and my query to Hulu confirmed that it was no longer an option, at which point I heartily complained and pointed out the problem it caused for folks with data caps (especially with kids in the house). Thank you so much for answering my question about this. I just turned it off for all the users on my account, added the channel back on other TVs, etc.

  3. filmex September 21, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

    We like the new Hulu interface on the Roku 3. Just turned off Auto-Play, thank you very much. There are few shows that are so addictive that you gotta pass on either a bathroom/refreshment break, without being rushed into the next episode.

    Best thing about the shiny new look, and it does look good, is that the old look offered a MASSIVE thumbnail image which took up 90% of the screen, allowing the only description to be one or two lines in the smallest type ever for anyone not watching on a massive screen. There were times when I had to go to the TV and “read” it.
    Now you have image as a background with readable text. Kudos to Hulu or Roku, whoever it was, for fixing that.

    Our Roku stick in the bedroom doesn’t know Hulu has been transformed. Same old digs where he lives. I’m not going to tell him.

  4. Soapie0 October 4, 2017 at 6:13 pm #

    I wanted to turn it off just because it’s annoying. But, I have never heard of a data cap. How do I find out if I have one and what it is? I’m not watching Hulu on my phone – I’m watching on my Roku. I know how to check my data usage on my phone. Using my limited technical knowledge I’m going to assume streaming Hulu on the Roku uses my home internet and THAT is what may have a data cap. How can I check? Thanks!!