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Hulu Plans and Pricing: Your Complete Guide

Find how you can watch some of the hottest shows and biggest live TV events of the season on Hulu.

Hulu plans

Currently offering subscribers the ability to cut out their cable subscription starting at just $7.99 and working its way up to $82.99 for the live TV package, Hulu has become one of the most well known and well equipped streaming services on the market. The live TV packages do make a jump in price but the offer becomes so much sweeter with premium content, access to live TV channels, and tailored add-ons.

With four plans available for users to select from, two on-demand and two live TV options, there is no lack of options for a customers needs. Thousands of on-demand shows, originals, and 85+ live TV channels create a streaming platform that is tailored towards its customers.

No matter what your streaming needs are, whether it be sporting events, entertainment for the whole family, or getting the most recent news and staying up to date with current events, Hulu has got you covered. And, for an extra fee, each plan also gives the option of adding extra perks (such as extra premium channels, going ad-free, or watching on unlimited screens) to tailor your package to your needs.

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What are the different plans Hulu offers?

Basing what Hulu plan to choose from simply comes down to what you are looking to stream. If you are on the hunt for only on-demand content and some extra add-ons then the base Hulu packages – Hulu and Hulu (No Ads) – will be your best bet. Now if you’re someone who wants everything a cable subscription would give you and more, upgrading to one of the live TV packages with 85+ live channels, Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and much more is what you’re looking for.

PlanMonthly PriceFree Disney and ESPN Plus?Free Trial
Hulu$7.99No30 days
Hulu (No Ads)$14.99No30 days
Hulu + Live TV$69.99YesNo
Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV $82.99YesNo

Hulu add-ons 

With plenty of add-ons and extras to choose from with Hulu’s packages there will be no lack of content. Ranging from well known networks to unlimited screens for your live TV streaming, you can tailor your package just the way you like it.

Add-onCost per month
ESPN Plus$9.99
Disney Plus$7.99
HBO Max$14.99
Unlimited Screens*$9.99
* Only available for Live TV packages

Hulu bundle deals

The most well-known Hulu bundle deal is the Disney Bundle, which gives Hulu subscribers access to Hulu, Disney Plus, and ESPN Plus. The Disney Bundle is available at different price points with all Hulu plans, whether for the Hulu content library or live TV, making it a popular and affordable option for many Hulu customers. 

Individually, monthly subscriptions cost $9.99 for ESPN Plus, $7.99 for Disney Plus, and $7.99 for Hulu Basic, but opting for the Disney Bundle via Hulu means a total monthly cost of $12.99 for all three services. Even better, the Disney Bundle comes included at no extra cost for subscribers to Hulu’s live TV plans.

Students can also take advantage of Spotify Premium with Hulu and SHOWTIME. This gives access to Spotify’s premium ad-free music streaming service, Hulu basic (with ad breaks), and the SHOWTIME streaming content library for just $4.99 per month, after a one-month free trial. This deal is open to students currently in higher education who haven’t previously subscribed to Spotify Premium. 

Hulu is also available free to T-Mobile customers on the Unlimited plan. To access the offer, sign up for the Unlimited plan and then for Hulu via T-Mobile in store or online. Existing Hulu customers can also switch their subscription over and apply billing as part of their T-Mobile plan. This offer is available for the Hulu basic plan. 

What channels come with Hulu + Live TV?

Plans and pricing for Hulu

Hulu + Live TV includes more than 85 top channels covering news, entertainment, sports, leisure, and kids’ shows. Some popular channels include Bravo, Comedy Central, E!, Lifetime, MTV, TNT, VH1, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Discovery, History, and National Geographic.

Unlike some other streaming services, Hulu + Live TV gives access to major national networks like CNN, Fox News, ABC News, MSNBC, CNBC, ESPN, and FS1. It also gives access to popular regional networks airing local sports and news. Specific channels available depend on where you live but often include ABC, CBS, CW, Fox, NBC, and Telemundo affiliates. 

Get more info and a list of every live channel on Hulu here.

Does Hulu offer a free trial?

Hulu currently offers a one-month free trial with its basic and ad-free plans for new and eligible returning customers. During the trial, subscribers get access to the entire Hulu content library featuring must-watch series, entertainment shows, and Hulu Originals. Live TV access isn’t included in the free trial.

You can sign up for the Hulu free trial online. When you do so, you’ll need to provide personal information, including payment details. If you don’t cancel your Hulu subscription before the end of your free trial, it will automatically renew, and you’ll receive charges for the subsequent month or until you end your Hulu subscription. 

The ease of signing up for and canceling the Hulu free trial makes it a convenient way to try out the service either to watch specific shows only available on Hulu or to see whether you want to make a long-term commitment.

Get more info about Hulu’s free trial here.

Is Hulu worth it?

Hulu is a popular streaming service that offers premium content for a competitive price, starting at just $7.99 per month. That stands favorably in contention with Netflix’s base plan and HBO Max’s base plan, which both start at $9.99 per month. And, with fully customizable channel subscriptions, membership packages, and livestreaming capabilities, Hulu subscriptions can accommodate any taste no matter which membership tier you’re considering.

The sheer range of content available via Hulu means that it will be of interest to many sports, entertainment, news, and movie fans. Factor in the ease of canceling a monthly Hulu membership, and there are few disadvantages to signing up for the service either in the short term or as a long-term solution to access live TV and must-watch, on-demand shows.


What’s the difference between Hulu basic and premium?

Hulu basic is the baseline streaming plan, offering access to the Hulu on-demand content library with ads. Other Hulu plans offer on-demand content with no ads, access to live TV channels, and the Disney Bundle, including Disney Plus and ESPN Plus.

What packages are available on Hulu?

Hulu offers four different plans, including on-demand and live TV viewing options. These are Hulu (basic), Hulu (No Ads), Hulu + Live TV, and Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV.

How much does Hulu cost per month in 2023?

Hulu plans cost from $7.99 to $82.99 per month. Extra charges apply for add-ons like Unlimited Screens or premium channels.

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