How to Fix Hulu Error Code 3336

Hulu is one of the oldest and most popular streaming service that offers its users a wide range of TV shows, movies and a variety of entertainment options. The service was so far using Flash for its service. However, now they have an added layer of DRM and Linux users are no longer able to use it.

Users may get an error message who are accessing Hulu via Google Chrome stating, ‘There was a problem playing this protected content. (Error Code: 3336)’. One of the quick and easy solutions to the problem is trying to use the Hulu service with Mozilla Firefox.

How it works

Hulu now requires Flash to make its content work. Therefore, Linux users with Google Chrome cannot use Hulu any longer. The same problem is also there with Amazon Prime as they both have Flash + DRM. The only solution is to install Firefox and use an old abstraction layer called HAL.

The permanent work around for this problem is still in discussing. The viewers unfortunately are left with only two options. Either use Firefox and enjoy uninterrupted viewing of Hulu services. Or you move to a Windows operating system. Here are the steps to download and install Hulu in Linux.

How to install Firefox in Linux

Firefox comes as an inbuilt browser for the Linux users. However, if you want to download the browser outside the package manager, here is what you need to do.

  1. Download Firefox from the Firefox download page to the home directory
  2. Open the Terminak and go to the home directory: cd-
  3. Extract the content of the downloaded file: tar xjfforefox-*.tar.bz2
  4. Close the Firefox, in case it is open
  5. To start Firefox, run the firefox script in the firefoxfolder:- /firefox/firefox
  6. You should now be able to run Firefox without any issue

Try running Hulu service through Firefox and see if the problem is fixed.