How to watch the MLB on Hulu + Live TV

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Nov 13, 2020 — 3 min read

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Baseball season typically runs from July to October. You won’t want to miss a single game, so make sure you’re dialed in to MLB on Hulu. If you’re familiar with Hulu’s on-demand service you may be wondering how it’s possible to watch the latest games. You’ll need to upgrade a basic Hulu subscription to Hulu + Live TV to have access to games in real-time. Follow along on how to watch MLB on Hulu Live TV.

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What Hulu + Live TV package do you need to watch the MLB?

As mentioned, a basic Hulu subscription won’t work. You’ll need to have Hulu’s live TV streaming service (Hulu + Live TV) for access to live television. Take a quick look at how you can watch Hulu Live MLB games. You have the option of paying a bit more (or less) depending on how much commercials and ads bother you.


Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV provides you with on-demand movies, shows and 65 channels of live TV. The $54.99/mo. comes with no commitment — you can bow out from one month to another. You don’t have to watch the game live. The subscription includes up to 50 hours of DVR recording and storage so you can check back later and catch up on the action.

Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV

You can avoid ads when you sign up for Hulu No Ads + Live TV. It’s an extra $6/mo. to avoid interruptions when watching Hulu’s on-demand content, but you’ll get more for your six bucks. You’ll also be able to download movie and show selections to watch online as well as invite up to eight other subscribers to a Hulu Watch Party. Think of it as a virtual get-together to watch your favorite team play. Keep in mind, you’ll still have to watch commercials on live TV like MLB games.

Does Hulu + Live TV require an add-on to watch the MLB?

Major League Baseball can be seen live on ESPN, FOX, FS1, TBS and Hulu Live MLB regional channels, such as the YES Network and Marquee Sports Network. They’re all included with your subscription — no add-ons are needed.

You may want to upgrade your subscription if you think more than two people in your household plan on streaming at the same time. Bundling the enhanced Cloud DVR and Unlimited Screens add-ons for $14.99/mo. enables everyone to stream Hulu simultaneously, as well as fast-forwarding past recorded commercials.

What devices can you use to watch the MLB on Hulu + Live TV?

There are plenty of ways to stream live MLB on Hulu games. The supported devices are:

  • Android smartphones and tablets
  • Android TV
  • Apple iOS smartphones and tablets
  • Apple TV (4th generation or later)
  • Chromecast
  • Echo Show
  • Fire Tablets
  • Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
  • LG smart TVs 
  • Nintendo Switch
  • PlayStation 4
  • Roku and Roku Stick
  • Samsung smart TVs
  • VIZIO SmartCast TVs
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One

Do you need an app?

You can always log in to your Hulu + Live account through a web browser to stream content online. However, the Hulu + Live TV app has enhanced features that make viewing easier. 

How to watch MLB on Hulu + Live TV step-by-step

  • Step one: Download the Hulu Live TV free trial.
  • Step two: Log in.
  • Step three: Search for a game.
  • Step four: Choose to record or watch the MLB on Hulu Live game.

To sum it up 

Subscribing to Hulu + Live TV provides MLB (and sports fans in general) with great value. There are plenty of options to watch or record live games and on-demand content. Choose from an ad-free or standard subscription, depending on whether sitting through occasional adds is worth saving $6/mo.

By Cynthia Paez Bowman

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