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Hulu Live TV: Network Apps & Websites Subscribers Can Access

Hulu Live TV subscribers can improve the streaming experience by accessing network apps and sites using their Hulu credentials, although there are limitations.

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Hulu Live TV allows subscribers to log into third-party network apps and websites. Doing so can add to a subscription by making available additional content or streams that might not be available otherwise. However, Hulu Live TV subscribers won’t be able to access apps and websites for all of the networks included with a live TV subscription.

Understanding how this feature works and what apps and websites can be accessed is crucial to making the most of the TV Everywhere benefits.

TV Everywhere explained

TV Everywhere is a service afforded to live TV subscribers which lets users access network apps and sites by logging in using their live TV credentials. Once authenticated, TV Everywhere apps provide subscribers with an easy way to access their favorite networks and channels directly, as users don’t have to go through the main Hulu Live TV website or app. Instead, users can simply download their favorite network apps and access them whenever and wherever they want.

While TV Everywhere app access 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 will be accessible through a third-party app or website.

Hulu Live TV TV Everywhere apps and sites

Hulu Live TV offers one main plan. While that plan can be subscribed to with or without ads, the actual channel lineup does not vary at all.

Hulu TV networks on Android TV
Hulu Live offers access to popular networks

For those simply on the base package without any additional premium channels added, they can access a wide variety of network apps and sites.

Hulu Live TV subscribers can access the following TV Everywhere apps and websites:

  • ACC Network
  • A&E
  • ABC
  • Animal Planet
  • BTN
  • Bravo
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports
  • Cheddar
  • CNBC
  • Discovery
  • Disney
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • Freeform
  • Food Network
  • FOX
  • Fox Newsp
  • Fox Sports
  • FX
  • Golf Channel
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • Investigation Discovery (ID)
  • Lifetime
  • MotorTrend
  • MSNBC
  • National Geographic
  • NBC
  • NBC Sports
  • Olympic Channel
  • Oxygen
  • Pop TV
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • Syfy
  • Telemundo
  • TLC
  • Travel Channel
  • Universal Kids
  • USA
  • Viceland

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 premium network apps and sites using their Hulu Live TV credentials.

Hulu Live TV subscribers can access the following premium network apps and websites:

  • HBO Max
  • Showtime
  • Starz

In addition, Hulu Live TV now also offers subscribers the option to expand their package through the Entertainment Add-on. This $7.99 per month add-on provides subscribers with access to eleven additional channels. Likewise, those who subscribe to the Entertainment Add-on can also access the related network apps and sites.

Entertainment Add-on subscribers can access the following network apps and websites:

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

Just like the Entertainment Add-on, Hulu Live TV subscribers also have the opportunity to expand a plan through the Español Add-on. This upgrade costs $4.99 per month and provides subscribers with access to an additional seven channels in Spanish. The add-on also enables access to the relevant network apps and websites.

Español Add-on subscribers can access the following network apps and websites:

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

How to access network app and sites with Hulu Live TV

Accessing a third-party network app or website is fairly easy to do, although the process will vary depending on whether accessing a website or an app. In addition, the exact navigation instructions can also vary from app to app and website to website. That said, the general instructions are largely the same and explained below.

Accessing network websites with Hulu Live TV credentials:

  1. Go to the network website
  2. Click on the profile icon in the top-right corner
  3. Select “log in,” “sign in” or “TV Provider”
  4. Scroll down the list and select “Hulu”
  5. Log in using your Hulu Live TV credentials.

Accessing network apps with Hulu Live TV credentials:

  1. Download the network app from the App Store or Google Play
  2. Open the network app on your phone
  3. Tap on the menu or settings icon
  4. Select “log in,” “sign in” or “TV Provider”
  5. Scroll down the list and select “Hulu”
  6. Log in using your Hulu Live TV credentials.

Network app and site limitations

While there are many benefits to using network apps and websites, there are also some limitations. The first and main one is that subscribers cannot access every network or channel using TV Everywhere. As a result, and while the list above covers many of the popular networks, subscribers may find they are unable to access some of their favorite channels. However, there’s always the chance Hulu Live TV will gain additional network app and website access in the future, or lose access to some should the channel lineup change.

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

TV Everywhere apps are not going to be aware of these profiles and those 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 account Hulu credentials, then they are unlikely to be able to make use of TV Everywhere support with additional apps and websites.

Even in situations where those family members have access to the needed Hulu credentials, the additional apps and services are not going to be able to honor the same separation of profiles. Although some will have the option to create additional profiles, if the user wants.

A final caveat to be aware of is simultaneous streams. While Hulu Live TV offers subscribers two same-time streams (and the option to upgrade for more), 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 network apps & sites summary

Like most live TV streaming services, Hulu Live TV subscribers do have the option to improve the experience through TV Everywhere supported network apps and websites. However, there are limitations in place. Firstly, not all networks and channels offered with a live TV subscription are supported through TV Everywhere.

Base planPremiumEntertainmentEspañol
ACC NetworkHBO MaxCooking ChannelESPN Deportes
A&EShowtimeDestination AmericaDiscovery en Español
ABCStarzDiscovery FamilyDiscovery Familia
Animal PlanetDiscovery LifeNBC Universo
BTNDIY Network
BravoFYI
CBSLifetime Movies
CBS SportsScience
Cheddar
CNBC
Discovery
Disney
E!
ESPN
Freeform
Food Network
FOX
Fox Newsp
Fox Sports
FX
Golf Channel
HGTV
HISTORY
Investigation Discovery (ID)
Lifetime
MotorTrend
MSNBC
National Geographic
NBC
NBC Sports
Olympic Channel
Oxygen
Pop TV
Smithsonian Channel
Syfy
Telemundo
TLC
Travel Channel
Universal Kids
USA
Viceland

An additional limitation is that additional family members are likely to run into issues accessing third-party apps and services without having access to the main Hulu account credentials. Even with access, profile support is unlikely to be available to Hulu Live subscribers.

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John Finn

By John Finn

John is the founder of Streaming Clarity and has been writing about smartphones and TV-related services and devices since 2014. John streams everything and genuinely believes the best streaming approach is to bounce between streaming services as needed. Contact John via email at john@streamingclarity.com or on Twitter

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