How to Watch The Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Hulu
After a long year (and then some) of uncertainty, the world is finally coming back together again for the summer Olympic Games beginning on Friday, Jul 23, 2021—and we have a feeling it’s going to be worth the wait.
With the Games approaching, you might be wondering: how can I watch the Olympics without cable? And Hulu’s got you covered.*
Two weeks of events, over 200 countries represented, more than 11,000 athletes competing from around the world—and we’re going to make sure that you’re one of the estimated 3 billion fans tuning in to cheer them on.
Get ready for the play-by-play on how to stream The Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Hulu.*
*Live TV plan required. Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply.
Can I watch the Olympics on Hulu, live?
The short answer? Yes, you can watch the Olympics live on Hulu with Hulu + Live TV.*
Between the Jonas Brothers’ Olympics Dreams Special (yep, that’s happening), the opening ceremony, and multiple events happening at any given time, you can’t afford to miss a beat. Hulu + Live TV makes it easy to stream history-making Olympic events (and live coverage) in real time.
Hulu + Live TV subscribers gain access to 75+ live channels,* plus Hulu’s entire streaming library. Not to mention, you can browse the Live Guide for a snapshot of everything airing for two weeks to easily record or add events to “My Stuff.”
*Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply.
Get Started with Hulu + Live TV
Here’s how to get started with a free 7-day trial* of Hulu + Live TV:
- Sign up or login with your Hulu credentials if you’re already subscribed (current Hulu subscribers can switch to Live TV**).
- Set up any Live TV supported devices such as Android, Apple, Chromecast, Fire TV, LG TV, Mac and PC browsers, Playstation, Roku, Samsung TV, VIZIO, Xbox, and more.
- Enter your zip code to find local live TV availability for channels carrying and streaming the Olympics and other live sports.
*Free trials for Live TV and add-ons valid for new and eligible returning subscribers only.
**Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply.
Record Olympic Events with Cloud DVR
Can’t catch your favorite Olympic event live? Don’t fret. With Hulu’s Cloud DVR, the games wait for you. Here’s how:
- Find what you want to watch using the Live Guide.
- Click record from the Guide, or navigate to the details page and find the record icon.
- That’s it, you’re recording!
- And, for later, here’s how to manage your Cloud DVR recordings.
Enjoy Hulu Accessibility Features
The Olympics only come around every four years, which is all the more reason that you deserve a gold-medal viewing experience. Check out Hulu’s accessibility features, designed to serve your unique needs and preferences:
- Audio description
- Captions and subtitles
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Screen readers
- Voice commands
Having trouble with these or any other features in the setup process? Please contact us for support.
Are these considered the 2020 or 2021 Olympics?
After being postponed due to COVID-19, this summer’s Olympic Games are still officially being referenced as “The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games” (no, you’re not losing it, the year is 2021).
The Olympic Games will take place from Friday, July 23 to Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.
Live coverage will begin on NBC with the opening ceremony on Friday, July 23, from 6:55 a.m. to 11 a.m. EDT, followed by a special edition of Today, NBC’s Olympic daytime show, and primetime coverage of the events.
What sports are in the Summer Olympics?
You might be wondering which summer Olympic sports you can expect to see at this year’s games—and the answer is more than ever before.
With baseball and softball returning to the schedule, and brand new sports like karate, surfing, skateboarding, and sport climbing making their Olympic debut, everyone can find a team to cheer on this summer.
Movies About Olympic Athletes
If you’re fascinated by Olympic athletes, check out Hulu’s collection of movies about Olympians and other athletic icons.
Hits like Borg vs. McEnroe, a portrayal of American tennis legend John McEnroe’s journey to Wimbledon, Disney’s Miracle,* the inspiring true story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team, and more gold medal-worthy titles are streaming now.
*Miracle is available with The Disney Bundle. Access content from each service separately.