Tubi Keeps Freezing. 8 Things to Try When Tubi Freezes


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The ability to stream Tubi from any device with the internet is very convenient. However, if Tubi keeps freezing on your device it can become a little frustrating when you are binge watching your favorite show.

So if Tubi keeps freezing on your device, keep reading to figure out how to make Tubi work when this occurs.

Try Loading Tubi On a Different Device

If Tubi keeps freezing on the same device, maybe try using it on another device. 

Trying to use a laptop or TV application may be better due to the advancement of technology and lack of background applications that an iPhone or Android may have. 

If the device is not kept up to date, there is a possibility that Tubi cannot run on it without updated software. 

Make sure the device stays updated with the latest software updates that are released. Also using an outdated device could potentially make you experience more frequent interruptions. 

Disable VPN and Ad Blockers

Many laptop users commonly have a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to provide extra security to their WiFi network and keep their private information protected. Ad blockers are used to prevent the constant pop-up ads that are commonly on webpages. 

Having a VPN or ad blockers installed on your web browser decreases the speed of downloading especially when you are using a streaming service. 

There is no reason to have a VPN or ad blocker on the browser while streaming. You can easily disable when watching Tubi and enable it when you are not watching.  

You can disable your VPN by going into the settings and clicking ‘Disable VPN.’ Disabling your ad blockers can be done in the web browser settings. 

Check Tubi for an Update

Applications are always having new updates to help improve the application for the users. Checking Tubi for an update often would help improve the service and keep the latest additions. 

You can check Tubi for update by following these steps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Find System
  3. Select System Update
  4. Click Check Now

Following these easy steps will let you know if your Tubi application is up to date. You can also enable automatic updates so Tubi is always updated. 

Check Your WiFi Connection

If you have a WiFi router, you know the wireless connection can be very spotty at times. There are many factors that can make your WiFi connection slow. 

Here are a couple things that could be affecting your connection: 

  • Too many devices on your network
  • Network could be experiencing connection issues
  • Weather (Satellite WiFi)
  • WiFi router needs to be replaced

Using an ethernet cable can be a good option to get the fastest internet connection. This plugs the router right into your device and gives you a hard wired connection. 

Ethernet cables transmit the signal directly into your device which prevents lags and disconnection from your WiFi. 

Streaming requires a strong internet connection for fast download and upload speed.

Uninstall and Reinstall Tubi App

Sometimes completely deleting the Tubi application from the device and reinstalling it can help Tubi run faster and better. 

The data is deleted when uninstalling and reinstalling an app, which basically restarts the application and provides a fresh start for Tubi on the device. 

After reinstalling Tubi, the application should be fully functional without interruptions.

Soft Reset Your Device

Soft resetting your device may be all it needs to help the Tubi application unfreeze. By doing this, you will not lose your data on your device. 

To soft reset your device you can simply turn it off and turn it back on after waiting about five minutes. This should close any running applications and help unblock what is making the Tubi application freeze. 

Now, let’s see the next fix.

Close Background Apps

Most people have background applications running on their device at all times. 

Closing the background applications can help Tubi stream faster without the device running other applications that may require more device power and internet. 

Once you have closed the background applications, the device should not have to use much effort to run the most basic applications. 

Streaming with Tubi could be improved without the device having to power more applications. 

Contact Tubi Support 

If you have tried everything and still cannot get Tubi to stop freezing, contacting Tubi support is your last resort. 

They can be contacted by emailing [email protected] and they will respond as quickly as possible. They may be able to provide you with troubleshooting steps to help you figure out what is wrong with your Tubi application. 

Now you know everything about why Tubi keeps freezing, and how to fix it.


Tubi freezes pretty often and there is always something you can do to help unfreeze it. 

However, Tubi is always improving their application to run faster and help their users enjoy the application without interruptions. 

If you continually experience interruptions, contacting Tubi to report the issue may help them be able to improve the application for all users.

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