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How to watch ESPN Plus in the Hulu app

ESPN Plus on Hulu app
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You can now watch ESPN+ directly from within the Hulu app, which just about makes Hulu the best streaming app around. There is, however, a catch.

In order to take advantage of this shortcut, you have to either subscribe to the ESPN+ add-on inside your Hulu account, or subscribe to the Disney Bundle. Not included? Anyone who has separate subscriptions to Hulu and ESPN+, apparently. 

Here's how to add ESPN+ to your Hulu account:

  1. Visit the account section on the Hulu website. (This link should take you straight there.)
  2. In the "Partner add-ons" section, look for ESPN+.
  3. Click the "Plus" symbol.
  4. Click "Review changes."
  5. Finish up, and you're done.

Once that's handled, you'll be able to watch all of ESPN+, right from inside your Hulu app. That means a ton of live sports, including college basketball, college football, soccer, hockey, MMA, boxing, cricket and more. 

And ESPN+ is where you'll find a world of new originals, including the excellent Peyton's Places with Peyton Manning, and TJ and Boomer on NFL Primetime.

ESPN+ also is the exclusive home to the UFC, and it's the only place where you'll find the UFC's pay-per-view events. That's important, actually, because sometime in the summer of 2021 you'll be able to purchase those PPV events right from the Hulu app.

Hulu runs $5.99 a month if you don't mind advertising, and $11.99 a month if you want to get rid of ads in the on-demand content. ESPN+ costs $5.99 a month, or $59.99 a year. 

The Disney Bundle, however, is a pretty epic deal at $12.99 a month for all three services — Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+. (That will increase to $13.99 a month later in March.)

Phil Nickinson

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for AndroidCentral.com and Mobile Nations, is the Dad part of Modern Dad, and is editor of WhatToWatch.com.