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How to Watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Hulu



Hulu is a popular streaming service through which you can watch movies and shows, live sports, and TV. Now, Hulu + Live TV will cover the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, from Friday, July 23 to Sunday, August 8. 

Major networks like NBC, the Olympics Channel, USA, CNBC, and the Golf Channel will screen the games in English, and Telemundo and Universo in Spanish. But Hulu + Live TV will feature a unique and exciting blend of live coverage, clips, highlights, replays, and on-demand content.

All-in-all they’re offering an outstanding personalized Olympics experience for Hulu subscribers.

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How do I sign up for Hulu + Live TV?

Cable subscriptions have become less popular. Instead, people are going for online video streaming like Hulu as their preferred choice for home viewing. Hulu has an enormous content library and a simple interface, so it’s easy to use.

You can get Hulu for a monthly subscription at an affordable price. In fact, instead of increasing its prices, Hulu’s plans have become cheaper. There are different tiers in subscriptions to customize your viewing.

To set up Hulu and Live TV, follow these 3 steps:

  1. Log in or create an account

    How to Watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Hulu

    Log in with your credentials if you are already prescribed or create a new account. Current Hulu subscribers can switch to Live TV.

  2. Set up your preferred device

    How to Watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Hulu

    Set up Live TV supported devices like Apple, Android, Fire TV, Chromecast, LG TV, PC and MAC browsers, Roku, Playstation, Samsung TV, X-box, vizio and more.

  3. Find supported channels

    How to Watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Hulu

    To locate local live TV channel availability carrying live coverage of the Olympics and other sports, enter your postcode.

Why the 2020 Olympics if They’re Held in 2021?

The 2020 Olympic Games were postponed because of the worldwide effects of the Covid pandemic, so they will only be held this year, in 2021. Instead of changing the name, the Olympics will retain all the original 2020 branding, including the athletes’ clothing and medals, souvenirs, signage, and TV graphics.

So in every way, they will still be the 2020 Olympics, despite being held in 2021! There are other differences to the norm, including that there will be no spectators, so people will be watching TV or streaming services like Hulu.

How to Watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Hulu

The First Summer Olympics on Hulu + Live TV

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics aired on Hulu + Live TV,  but the 2020 games are the first Summer Olympics to do so. Don’t miss it. The games will feature all the most popular sports like gymnastics, track and field events, soccer, golf, basketball, swimming, and volleyball for you to enjoy.

There are also new Olympic sports like karate, skateboarding, surfing, and sport climbing to watch.

How to Watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Hulu

Will You See Complete Olympics Coverage?

The opening ceremony starts on Friday, July 23 at 8pm in Tokyo. Since Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of the US EST, NBC will air live coverage at 7am EST and 4am PST. It will be re-broadcast at 7:30pm EST and 4:30pm PST on NBC.

You can see the opening ceremony as well as detailed coverage of the individual events to follow on Hulu + Live TV.

How to Watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Hulu

A Glance at the Tokyo Olympics Program

Here’s a quick look at the program:

  • PRIME TIME: Live coverage of high priority events
  • LATE NIGHT: Continuing live coverage
  • EARLY FRINGE: Catch-Up/ Best-Of 24/7 coverage
  • Continual coverage of select events
  • Olympic coverage after the markets close
  • Full coverage of Golf competition
  • Extensive Spanish Language Coverage
  • CEREMONIES: Full Replay of Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • FULL EVENT REPLAY: Replays of long-form competition events (English and Spanish versions)
  • CLIPS: A total of 80 clips a day in English and Spanish. Highlights from competitions, key events, viral videos, additional athlete profiles, Olympic features, medal ceremonies, etc.

It’s going to be a blast!

While there are stringent guidelines for coverage of the Tokyo Olympic Games, we’re all looking forward to seeing the event. The rules are so strict that every creative asset has to be submitted through the NBC Olympic Portal to be reviewed for approval by NBC and the IOC (International Olympic Committee).

So what we’re saying is, appreciate every effort made to bring this to your viewing pleasure! Look out for Hulu + Live TV’s excellent coverage of the Games.

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