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Why are Hulu commercials so loud and how to fix this

If you’re one of those people who uses streaming services all the time, you probably know that one of the best things about them is the complete control of the viewing experience.

You no longer have to flip through your cable or satellite channels hoping to find at least the last 30 minutes of a movie. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and others have opened up a wide range of viewing options, but unfortunately, there is one basic element of cable TV that has persisted into the streaming era. That element is advertising.

Sometimes ads can seem really annoying. Particularly if you’re watching a movie at night at low volume so as not to disturb others from a hard day’s work, and then suddenly there’s an ad. If the ads were silent or just quiet, that would be fine, but they’re not. Advertisements are for some reason at a higher volume, and if you’re not prepared for them, they can scare you or wake up your family.

If you’re wondering why Hulu commercials are so loud, here is the answer, and here is how to fix this.

Why are Hulu commercials so loud

Under the Commercial Advertising Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM), passed in 2010, advertisers are prohibited from increasing the volume of ads above the average channel volume. Despite this, most such ads are not regulated and can go as they please. In most cases, advertisers find a way around the law by reducing the volume in some parts of the ad and increasing it in others.

The point that most television commercials sound louder than the show you’re watching is that they want your attention. The sound is processed electronically so that the commercials are broadcast at a higher volume than soap operas. This can be very annoying to viewers because you have to turn down the volume or mute the sound every time a commercial comes on. The sound level on Hulu is about 20 dB higher than that of the shows.

How to fix loud commercials on Hulu

Hulu has said it has fixed the problem after numerous complaints about the loud sound, but users are still suffering from the problem. The development team is constantly working to fix the problem. Of course, there are other ways you can take action to adjust Hulu’s volume level. You can install various plug-ins that can automatically mute your device during commercials.

In addition, the FCC has some recommendations for viewers who experience volume spikes. In the case of excessively loud commercials, the FCC warns viewers to file a complaint at fcc.gov. To do this, you can follow these steps:

  • First of all, go to the “Consumers” section and select “Guides” option.
  • After that, select “Loud Commercials”.
  • Finally, at the bottom of the page, you will get the option to file a complaint.

In the text of your complaint, you will need to include basic information, such as the name of the advertiser or the product being advertised, whether you are watching it on pay-TV or on a broadcast station. You also need to include the name of the program during which the commercial was aired, as well as which broadcaster aired it.

How to get rid of commercials on Hulu using Premium subscription

If you want to get rid of ads, you can sign up for the Hulu No Ads plan for $11.99. The No Ads plan is aptly named because it excludes most advertisements.

Hulu also has a Hulu + Live TV plan, which allows you to watch live programming on more than 60 channels. With this plan, you can watch sports, local news, and everything that’s offered on the regular Hulu plan for $5.99. Hulu + Live TV costs $54.99 per month, and Hulu ad-free + Live TV costs $69.99 per month. So by paying $6 extra, you get to watch a lot of content completely ad-free.

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