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How to delete your Hulu account and history

If it's time to get rid of Hulu, we show you how to make a clean break.
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July 25, 2022
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With so many options to stream content to your eyeballs, something must give. Your wallet simply needs a break. If Hulu is on your media blackout list, we’ll walk you through how to delete your Hulu account and history. First, though, there are a few things you should know.

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You can’t simply delete an account. Hulu forces you to cancel your subscription before accepting a deletion request. Of course, if you simply need a temporary break, you can pause the service. Closing it entirely means canceling first and then deleting in hopes you’ll have second thoughts.

Hulu has also reinstated a way to remove your watch history. We also show you how to do this on the web and on your phone. You can sign up for the service at the link below.

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Hulu
Hulu offers not only thousands of movies and TV shows to stream, it also has original shows and films like The Handmaid's Tale. You can upgrade to Hulu Plus Live TV to get live channels, including your local stations.

THE SHORT ANSWER

Hulu uses its website to do most of the work in deleting accounts, even if you use a mobile device. When you select the account you want to delete in the Hulu account management screen, it will give you a final warning before you choose to get rid of it.

JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

How to delete Hulu account on the web

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Hulu

1. Go to Hulu.com.
2. Log in as usual.
3. Select the account holder’s profile.
4. Select the name again in the top-right corner to go to the Manage Your Account screen.

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Hulu

5. You will see the Privacy and Settings section in the lower right corner of the page. Click on the California Privacy Rights link.
6. You will see a Right to Delete section on the lower left side of the screen. Click on the Start Deletion link.

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Hulu

7. You will see a warning page alerting you to the consequences of deleting your Hulu account. You can choose to either delete your account immediately or delete your account after the end of your billing cycle. Whichever choice you make, you have to click the Start Deletion button to complete the process.

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Hulu

How to delete Hulu account on Android

1. Open the Hulu app and log in if needed.
2. Select the main account holder’s name.
3. Tap Account in the bottom right corner.
4. Tap Account again.

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Hulu

5. Scroll down to the Privacy and Settings section. Click on the California Privacy Rights link.
6. You will see a Right to Delete section. Click on the Start Deletion link.
7. You will see a warning page alerting you to the consequences of deleting your Hulu account. You can choose to either delete your account immediately or delete your account after the end of your billing cycle. Whichever choice you make, you have to click the Start Deletion button to complete the process.

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How to delete a Hulu profile on Hulu web site

If you are the account holder on Hulu, and you want to delete a Hulu profile on Hulu that’s used by someone else, here’s how to do it.

1. Go to Hulu.com.
2. Log in as usual.
3. Select the account holder’s profile.
4. Select the Profiles tab on the top left of the screen.

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Hulu

5. You should see all the profiles that are under your account. Select the edit icon on which one you want to delete.

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Hulu
6. Select the big red Delete Profile box that you see at the bottom of the profile editing page.
7. You are done.

How to remove Hulu watch history on the web

Thankfully, Hulu has decided to reinstate a way of getting rid of your watch history. Here’s how to do it on the web.

1. Repeat the first five parts in our “How to delete Hulu account on the web” earlier in this article.

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Hulu

2. You will see a Manage Activity section on the right side of the page. Click on the Watch History box on top.

3. Click on the Clear Selected button on the bottom. Your watch history on Hulu should be cleared.

How to remove Hulu watch history on Android

1. Repeat the first five parts in our “How to delete Hulu account Android” earlier in this article.

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Hulu

2. Scroll down to the Manage Activity section. Click on the Watch History box on top.

3. Click on the Clear Selected button on the bottom. Your watch history on Hulu should be cleared.


FAQs

Hulu’s information on this matter states that it “may retain some information for limited purposes in accordance with applicable law.”

Yes. Hulu says it will “disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you” along with certain other info if you put in a request in the California Privacy Rights page.

Yes. You can do so when you sign into Hulu and go to its Do Not Sell My Personal Information page.

That wraps up our guide on how to delete your Hulu account and history. We will update this post if the procedure changes.