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Hulu Live TV: Apps And Websites Subscribers Can Access

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Hulu Live TV allows subscribers to log in to a selection of third-party network apps and websites at no additional cost. This TV Everywhere support makes it possible for subscribers to unlock additional content and streams using just their live TV credentials.

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TV Everywhere apps provide subscribers with an easy way to access their favorite networks and channels without the need to go through the main Hulu Live TV website or app. Instead, live TV subscribers can simply download the network’s app on their device, and access shows and movies whenever and wherever they want.

While Hulu does come with a good level of TV Everywhere support in general, that doesn’t mean subscribers can access apps and websites for every network and channel included with their live TV subscription. As a result, understanding how this feature works and which apps and websites can be accessed is crucial to making the most of the TV Everywhere benefits.

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Hulu Live TV base plan apps and websites

Hulu Live TV offers one main plan priced at $69.99 per month. The standard live TV subscription also includes Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and basic Hulu at no additional cost. As these are all included with a subscription, subscribers can use their Hulu account email address and password to log in to the Disney Plus and ESPN Plus apps.

For those signed up to the base package, and without any additional premium channels added, they can access more than 50 network apps and websites in total.

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TV Everywhere supported apps and websites list:

  • ACC Network (via ESPN)
  • Adult Swim
  • A&E
  • ABC
  • Animal Planet
  • BET
  • BTN
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports
  • Cheddar
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery
  • Disney
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • Freeform
  • Food Network
  • FOX
  • Fox News
  • Fox Sports
  • FX
  • Golf Channel
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • MotorTrend
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • National Geographic
  • NBC
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nick Jr
  • NFL Network
  • Oxygen True Crime
  • Paramount Network
  • Pop TV
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • Syfy
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • Telemundo
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • truTV
  • TV Land
  • Universal Kids
  • USA
  • VH1
  • Viceland

Premium networks and add-ons

Hulu Live TV also provides subscribers with the option to add a selection of premium networks to their package. Similar to the main live TV plan, if subscribing to any of these premium networks through Hulu, subscribers can also access the same premium network’s app or website using just their Hulu Live TV credentials.

TV Everywhere supported premium apps and websites:

  • HBO Max
  • Showtime
  • Starz

In addition, Hulu Live TV also offers a Entertainment Add-on which adds a selection of additional entertainment channels to the base package. Subscribers signed up to this $7.99 per month add-on can also access many of the included network apps and websites.

Entertainment Add-on supported apps and websites:

  • Cooking Channel
  • Destination America
  • Discovery Family
  • Discovery Life.
  • FYI
  • Lifetime Movies
  • Magnolia Network
  • Science

If signed up to the $4.99 per month Español Add-on, it is also possible to use Hulu Live TV subscription credentials to sign in to some apps and websites.

Español Add-on TV Everywhere apps and websites:

  • ESPN Deportes
  • Discovery en Español
  • Discovery Familia
  • NBC Universo

How TV Everywhere works

While TV Everywhere support is available to subscribers of most live TV streaming services, the specific apps that can be accessed will be limited to the networks and channels available with a plan. Furthermore, not all networks and channels included with a package have a dedicated app or website, or offer TV Everywhere support.

Accessing a third-party network app or website is fairly easy to do, but the process can vary depending on whether accessing a website or an app. The exact navigation instructions can also vary from app to app and website to website.

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That said, the general instructions are largely the same and explained below using A&E as an example.

How to log in to websites as a Hulu Live TV subscriber:

  1. Visit the A&E website
  2. Click on Live TV (or Link TV Provider)
  3. Click Sign in
  4. Select Hulu from the list (or More TV Providers to search for Hulu)
  5. Log in with your existing Hulu Live TV credentials.

While the process of signing up to an app is mostly the same, logging in on a mobile device is different to a smart TV or streaming player.

How to log in to apps as a Hulu Live TV subscriber:

  1. Download the A&E app
  2. Open the app
  3. Click on Live TV
  4. Click on Sign in with TV provider

On mobile devices, the subscriber can simply choose Hulu from the list of supported providers similar to how it works with websites. On other devices, like smart TVs and streaming players, subscribers will most likely be asked to authenticate their subscription using a different device.

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For example, when attempting to sign in to the A&E smart TV app (Android TV in this example), subscribers are asked to visit the A&E website on another device and use their Hulu Live TV credentials to authenticate the subscription.

A&E TV Everywhere
A&E TV Everywhere on a smart TV

Once done, the smart TV app automatically refreshes to complete the sign in process. At which point, the subscriber can watch any of the available content.

TV Everywhere limitations

While there are many benefits to using network apps and websites, there are some limitations as well. The first and main one is that subscribers cannot access every network or channel using TV Everywhere. While the list above covers many of the popular networks, subscribers may find they are unable to access some of their favorite channels.

For reference, these lists are never final and are always changing along with the channel lineup in general. Therefore, there’s always the possibility that Hulu Live TV will gain support for additional network apps and websites in the future. Likewise, it is also possible that subscribers could lose access to some as well, especially if the channel lineup changes at a later time.

Another limitation is that additional family members are likely to run into issues when trying to access third-party network apps and websites. For example, although Hulu Live TV offers the option to add profiles for different family members, these are Hulu-only profiles.

Hulu Live profiles
Hulu’s profiles are only for Hulu

As TV Everywhere apps are not going to be aware of these profiles, additional family members will need to use the main account holder’s Hulu credentials to access the additional apps. If those additional family members don’t have access to the master Hulu account then they are unlikely to be able to make use of TV Everywhere support either.

A final caveat to be aware of is simultaneous streams. While Hulu Live TV offers subscribers the ability to stream on up to two devices at the same time (and the option to upgrade to more through the Unlimited Screens Add-on), network apps and sites won’t necessarily offer the same freedom. Instead, the number of same-time streams will be determined by the individual app or website.

Hulu Live TV TV Everywhere summary

Like most live TV streaming services, Hulu Live TV subscribers do have the option to log in to TV Everywhere supported network apps and websites. However, not all networks and channels provide are supported. These lists are always being updated so while some apps may gain support in the future, others could lose it if the channels are removed from a package.

At present, Hulu Live TV offers base subscribers the option to log in to more than 50 different network apps and websites. If signed up to the Entertainment or Español add-ons, or any of the available premium networks, subscribers may find they can access additional network apps and websites.

Published July 2020, updated Jan. 2023

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John Finn

By John Finn

John started Streaming Better to help consumers navigate the live TV streaming and subscription service landscape. John has been editing and writing about technology and streaming for online publications since 2014, and believes the best streaming approach is to rotate between services as needed.

John's preferred live TV streaming service right now is YouTube TV although he does tend to switch live TV services multiple times each year to keep up to date with their changes. Outside of live TV, John also actively streams HBO Max (for the shows), Peacock (for Premier League), and Paramount Plus (for Champion's League). However, John is also currently subscribed to Apple TV+, Discovery+, Hulu, Starz, Showtime, and Shudder.

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