It's almost time to watch Super Bowl 2022 on Hulu, so we thought this was a good time to explain how to do so. The only way, if you didn't already know, is through one of the best cable TV alternatives: Hulu's live TV package.
Yes, while we wish the entry-level Hulu offered the big game, it doesn't: Hulu with Live TV is the only way to watch the Super Bowl on Hulu. This $69 per month streaming service packs a ton of channels, and NBC (the official home of the Super Bowl, the Super Bowl Halftime Show 2022 and all the Super Bowl commercials) is the only way you can see the big game on Hulu. Though, channels vary by market (more on that below).
On top of that, Hulu with Live TV bundles in two major streaming services: Disney Plus and ESPN Plus. The former is the only place to watch hyped and upcoming shows including Obi-Wan Kenobi, where Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker will finally have a rematch.
And, yes, Hulu with Live TV may be pricier than Sling TV and YouTube TV, but you can't watch all of (minus the Spider-Man movies and that Hulk movie) the Marvel movies in order on those services, can you?
Hulu with Live TV is also customizable, allowing you to add on the likes of HBO, Showtime and Starz (Spider-Man: No Way Home's first streaming service). You can also add more sports and entertainment networks to its already impressive selection of over 70 channels. But if this all sounds too expensive? Check out the Super Bowl on Peacock (one of the many ways to watch the Super Bowl on Roku).
Super Bowl 2022 on Hulu: What to know
Since the Super Bowl is on NBC, you'll want to first confirm that Hulu offers NBC to your area. When you sign up for Hulu click "VIEW CHANNELS IN YOUR AREA." Then, plug in your zip code, hit Submit and you should see if you get NBC. Early results are good, as Hulu, unlike Sling TV, offers NBC in the upstate NY region where I couldn't watch SNL live last year.
Then, when you sign up for Hulu, make sure to select Hulu with Live TV.
The next piece of advice is to sign up and tune in well before the 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT start time this Sunday (February 13). Make sure everything works right before settling in. If it doesn't, you might want to check out another option, such as watching the Super Bowl on Sling TV or Peacock.
Hulu, as noted above, is $69 per month. And since it doesn't have a free trial, I again advise you kick the tires early and cancel quick, asking for a refund, if it doesn't work. It's also worth checking our Hulu promo codes page for price cuts.
How to watch Hulu with Live TV: all of the apps and more
Hulu with Live TV is nearly ubiquitous, as it exists inside of the normal Hulu app. So, we've come up with a list of links to help you download them all.
If we don't have a link below, just search "Hulu" in the app store section of your device.
- Roku devices
- Amazon Fire TV and tablet
- Android TV and Google TV
- Hulu via the web
- iPhone, iPad and Apple TV
- Xfinity devices
- PlayStation 4 and 5
- Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Xbox 360
- Smart TVs from LG, Samsung, Vizio
In terms of regular TV-watching, check out my article on the app that changed the way I watch TV (also, it's free).
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Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.