ESPN+ Not Working With Hulu Bundle [FIXED]

Learn about how you can make ESPN+ work with the Hulu bundle again.

ESPN+ sometimes does not work with the Hulu bundle, which can often happen because of server issues. The issue can be resolved by updating the Hulu app or resetting your internet connection.

Key Takeaways

  • The ESPN+ may not work with the Hulu bundle due to; server outages, faulty internet connection, using an incompatible device, and more.
  • You can fix the issue by updating your device and the Hulu app, ensuring that your bundle includes ESPN+, power cycling the internet, etc.
  • Moreover, ESPN+ and Hulu cannot be accessed in many regions, so ensure that your location matches the supported list of countries.

Why Is ESPN+ Not Working With Hulu Bundle?

There can be several reasons why you cannot stream your favorite sports content on ESPN+ through the Hulu bundle. It includes;

  • Malfunction in the Hulu or ESPN+ servers.
  • Poor internet strength.
  • You are using an outdated version of the Hulu app on your device.
  • Your TV/PC is not updated with the latest software.
  • You are using an incompatible device to run the Hulu bundle.
  • Problems with the bundle subscription.
  • Either Hulu or ESPN+ is not available in your country/region.

How To Fix ESPN+ Not Working With Hulu Bundle?

If you’re experiencing issues with the ESPN+ bundle on Hulu, you can try a few things. We tested these fixes when our team encountered the same problem and found them effective in resuming ESPN+ functioning. So, without further ado, let’s move to the solutions.

Take An Internet Speed Test

For an internet speed test, make sure that you have a strong and stable internet connection. You need at least 2Mbps of net speed to stream live content on the app. Here is how you can perform the inspection.

  1. Search Check Internet Speed on your default browser.
  2. Find the link, Speedtest By Ookla, and click on it.
    Speedtest By ookla
    Speedtest By Ookla – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  3. You will see a Go button at the center of the next screen. Press it to initiate the evaluation of your internet.
    ESPN+ Not Working With Hulu Bundle
    Go Button – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  4. Wait for the inspection to complete.
  5. Once the results are up, see if your current internet speed matches the required numbers to stream ESPN+ on Hulu.
    ESPN+ Not Working With Hulu Bundle
    Speed Test Results – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  6. Head to the next fix if your connection’s speed is slow.

Power Cycle Internet Router

It is considered a fundamental step when troubleshooting networking problems. Power cycling eliminates temporary issues with your internet connection, speeding it up.

  1. Press the Power Button at the back of your router to turn it off.
    Power Button
    Power Button – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  2. Locate the Power Cable for your router. It should be plugged into the back of the router and connected to a wall outlet. Unplug the Power Cable.
    ESPN+ Not Working With Hulu Bundle
    Unplug Power Cable – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  3. Turn Off the respective switch on the wall outlet.
    ESPN+ Not Working With Hulu Bundle
    Switch Off – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  4. Wait for at least 5 Minutes. It allows the router to power down fully and can help to clear out any temporary issues.
  5. Plug the Power Cable back into the router.
    Reconnect Cables
    Reconnect Cables – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  6. Turn On the switch on the wall outlet.
    ESPN+ Not Working With Hulu Bundle
    Switch On – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  7. Push the Power Button on the router and wait for it to come on.
  8. Restore The Internet Connectivity on your device and Launch ESPN+.

Check For The Server Status

If the servers for either Hulu or ESPN+ are down, no solution will resolve your trouble, and you can only wait for the technical teams to fix the servers. So, before proceeding to the fixes, let’s see how you can get a server update for Hulu and ESPN+.


  1. Open your Search Engine.
  2. Type Hulu Server Status and hit Enter.
  3. Open the website which says, Hulu Down? Current Outages And Problems.
    ESPN+ Not Working With Hulu Bundle
    Hulu Server Search – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  4. In case there are no issues with Hulu servers, the page will display User Reports Indicate No Current Problems At Hulu.
    Hulu Server Status
    Hulu Server Status – Image Credits [Emopulse]


  1. Type ESPN Server Status in your device’s default browser.
  2. Find DownDetector and click on it.
    ESPN Server Search
    ESPN Server Search – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  3. The next screen will read User Reports Indicate No Current Problems At ESPN when the servers are up and running.
    ESPN+ Not Working With Hulu Bundle
    ESPN Servers – Image Credits [Emopulse]

Re-login To Your Account

Another way to get rid of this trouble is to sign out of your Hulu account. Wait for a minute before you log back in. Doing this will clear any temporary glitches in your profile that may hinder the proper running of ESPN+ on Hulu. If you are still facing the error, re-login to the ESPN+ account. Be vigilant that you are adding the correct credentials to both accounts.

Check The Status Of Your Hulu Bundle

It may be possible that you did not include ESPN+ in your Hulu bundle. You need to make a separate purchase for ESPN+ to make a Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ bundle. Therefore, ensure that you have purchased the right plan that consists of ESPN+.

  1. Head over to
  2. Press the Log in option at the top-right edge.
    ESPN+ Not Working With Hulu Bundle
    Log In – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  3. Enter the Account Credentials to your Hulu account and hit the Log In button.
    Account Credentials
    Account Credentials – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  4. Click on your Profile Avatar to open a drop-down menu.
  5. Select Accounts from this menu.
    ESPN+ Not Working With Hulu Bundle
    Accounts – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  6. In the Overview section, re-check your subscribed Hulu Bundle Plan.
    ESPN+ Not Working With Hulu Bundle
    Overview – Image Credits [Emopulse]

Inspect Your ESPN+ Add-On

See if the ESPN+ on Hulu price package is still active. You will not be able to stream content if the add-on has expired or the company canceled it for some reason. If you find that your ESPN+ add-on in the Disney+ bundle or Hulu bundle was canceled without your approval, refer to Hulu Help and ask the customer support team about the situation.

Restart Hulu App

If you cannot stream live sports or other content on ESPN+ in your Hulu bundle, restart the app. See if the issue is gone.

Update Your Device

We can’t stress enough the importance of updating your device to maintain its efficient performance. If your streaming devices, like a TV, PC, or phone, are not updated with the latest software, the Hulu Bundle may fail to operate correctly.

Update The Hulu App

Go to your device’s respective store and ensure that the Hulu app matches the latest updates. If you see an update option for Hulu, click on it to install the latest version of the app. Once installed, restart Hulu and check whether ESPN+ has resumed functioning.

Use A Compatible Device

Device incompatibility is one of the many reasons why you cannot stream live sports on ESPN+. To rule out this case, log in to your Hulu account on another device, such as a smartphone or smart TV, and see if the bundle works fine.

Ensure That The Bundle Is Available In Your Country

As of January 2023, ESPN+ services are still not supported in many countries. In addition, Hulu is limited to the United States and Japan. So, if your virtual location is set in any country other than these two, you will not be able to access the Hulu + Live TV Bundle or the Disney Plus Bundle, which includes ESPN+.

Contact Support

When nothing works, it is best to refer to the support team to get an insight into your trouble. Contact Hulu Help and explain your problem to a support agent. Apart from this, you can post your queries on Hulu Community to get help from fellow users.

Important Note

You must sign up for the Hulu+ TV Live Bundle or the Trio Bundle (ESPN+, Hulu, Disney+) to run ESPN+ on Hulu. A separate ESPN+ subscription will not work on the Hulu network.

Final Words

You can try the above fixes if ESPN+ is not working with the Hulu bundle on your device. Also, check out our guides on ESPN Error Code 1008, ESPN Error Playing Video, and Hulu Error Code P-DEV336 if you ever face these errors during your most-awaited content streaming session on these sites.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Is ESPN+ Not Working With Hulu?

It can be because you have; a weak internet connection, not installed the latest Hulu updates, not subscribed to the right plan which includes ESPN+ and more.

How Do I Activate ESPN+ With Hulu Bundle?

Go to the "Hulu Account Page." If you have included ESPN+ in your plan, you will see an "Activate" option next to ESPN+. Create an account and your account will be ready to use.

Why Is My ESPN+ Subscription Not Working?

If your ESPN+ subscription is not working, there is a possibility that the subscription may have expired due to payment delays.

How Do I Log Into ESPN+ If I Already Have The Bundle?

Use the same email and password as your Hulu Bundle or Disney Plus in order to log in to ESPN+.

Was this helpful?

Good job! Please give your positive feedback

How could we improve this post? Please Help us.