Been wanting to watch movies and TV shows for free? Now you can! Not all streaming platforms require you to a monthly or yearly subscription to enjoy access to thousands of movies and TV series that you can binge-watch anywhere. There are also those who would like to give it all to you for free, no monthly subscription, and 100% legit.
That exemption is what we know as Tubi TV. It may be too good to be true, but Tubi is legal and true. You can stream thousands of exciting titles and content from Paramount, MGM, Warner Bros, Lions Gate, and other studios. However, there is a catch to all this freedom from cost. You will see advertisements between every 12 to 15-minute intervals. Let’s face it! They need to monetize somehow.
But, there are also other problems that you may face and not just the possible annoyance from ad interruptions. Your Tubi app may sometimes not work or not load at all on your smart TV devices such as Samsung or Vizio, and streaming players such as Roku. Some PS4 users also experience issues with Tubi videos not working or stuck on the loading during playback. Sometimes the Tubi app screen just goes black after an ad. If this also happens to you, there are ways you can fix and resolve them. With the ads, you just have to stick with them.
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How to Troubleshoot & Fix Tubi TV App Not Working or Video Screen Not Loading on Roku, Samsung, or Vizio
There may be different reasons why you experience streaming issues with your Tubi TV app when you try to play videos on Roku player, Samsung smart TV, or Vizio SmartCast TV. It can be a problem with your WiFi Internet network connection, an error with a specific video on Tubi, or maybe the app itself is acting up with server issues ongoing, and several other factors.
Restart the Tubi App
It may have some glitches at first, but sometimes restarting the streaming service app will help. Exit the Tubi app and wait for a few seconds. Now, try to reboot it and check if it loads this time around.
Power Cycle your Streaming & Network Devices
- First, turn off your Roku, Samsung, or Vizio TV. Unplug it if necessary.
- Unplug your router and modem.
- Wait for at least 1 minute before plugging all your devices back into the power outlet.
- Turn on your Roku, Samsung, or Vizio TV.
- Relaunch the Tubi app and try again.
Clear the Tubi App Cache on Roku, Samsung & Vizio TVs
To clear the Tubi app cache on Roku, you will need to remove the channel and reinstall it. Make sure to reboot your Roku device removing the channel and before reinstalling the new Tubi app.
Samsung Smart TV
- To clear the Tubi app cache on your Samsung smart TV, navigate to the Settings menu.
- Select Apps.
- Choose System apps.
- Select Tubi.
- Tap Clear Cache.
- Tap OK.
Vizio SmartCast TV
- To clear the Tubi app cache on your Vizio SmartCast TV, press the Menu button on your remote.
- Go to System.
- Select Reset and Admin.
- Choose Clear Memory.
- Navigate to Clear Memory/Factory Defaults.
- Enter your PIN or 0000 for default.
- Tap OK
Reinstall the Tubi App
If nothing else is working, you can also try to uninstall and reinstall the Tubi app. It may be an issue with the current version of the Tubi app you are using. Reinstalling a new version will give you the latest updates and improvements including bug fixes for the Tubi free streaming app.
What else did you do to fix the Tubi app not loading or working error? We would love to know more solutions that work. You can share them with our other users below.