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How much is Hulu?

Are you trying to sign up for Hulu? Read this first!

Published onSeptember 1, 2022

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Hulu is only available in the US, but it’s definitely one of the best video streaming services for those who have access to it. It has a wide selection of movies and TV shows, but its main lure is that you can stream most TV show episodes only a day after they air on live TV. How much is Hulu, though? While all these benefits sound expensive, the Hulu price is among the most competitive, starting at just $6.99 a month.

First read: What is Hulu?

Hulu prices: Here’s what you get with each plan

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Hulu’s pricing structure is pretty simple as long as you stick to the base plans. Let’s take a look at them!


  • $6.99/month or $69.99/year

The Hulu price for the base plan is among the most competitive in the market. No other major streaming service matches the $6.99 per month price. This plan grants you access to Hulu’s library of thousands of movies and TV show episodes. You can also stream most shows only a day after they air. You’ll also get access to six profiles, and members can watch in up to two screens at once.

How can Hulu charge so little for such an excellent service? The base plan is ad-supported, which helps Hulu make more money from advertising. Another downside is that you can’t download content in this plan.

By the way, students can get the base Hulu plan for only $1.99 a month.

Hulu (No Ads)

  • $12.99/month

If you want the ultimate Hulu experience, you’ll likely want to upgrade to the Hulu (No Ads) subscription. You get everything the base Hulu plan offers, but with no ads. You’ll also be able to download content for offline watching.

Hulu Live TV

Hulu + Live TV with Disney+ and ESPN+

  • $69.99/month

Live TV fans can also be cable cutters! Hulu’s plan includes live TV streaming, using only a data connection. The plan grants access to over 60 local and regional channels.

The great thing about this Hulu + Live TV plan is that it also includes access to the entire Hulu library. More recently, this plan also included access to Disney+ and ESPN+. All these extras make it a great deal if you are already willing to pay for live TV.

Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV with Disney+ and ESPN+

  • $75.99/month

Do you still want no ads on Hulu? This plan gets rid of ads when viewing from Hulu. Keep in mind that only content from Hulu will have no ads. Live TV will still have the regular ads you usually see on any TV channel.


  • $13.99-$19.99/month

Hulu also offers a couple of other bundles, which offer access to Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+. The most affordable one costs $13.99 and comes with the ad-supported Hulu plan. You can get rid of ads by paying $19.99 a month.

Available add-ons

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Hulu and Hulu (No Ads) subscribers can get ESPN+ or Disney+ access for an added fee.

  • ESPN+: $9.99/month
  • Disney+: $2.99/month

There are some premium channels for those who want a little extra content.

  • HBO Max: $14.99/month
  • Cinemax: $9.99/month
  • Showtime: $10.99/month
  • Starz: $8.99/month

Live TV subscribers can also get some special add-ons for their channel selection.

  • Español Add-on: $4.99/month
  • Entertainment Add-on: $7.99/month
  • Sports Add-on: $9.99/month
  • Unlimited Screens Add-on: $9.99/month

Also read: These are the best streaming services available

Can you get Hulu for free?

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Do you want Hulu, but would rather save yourself the monthly subscription? Some say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Surprisingly, though, there are some ways to get Hulu for free. Most of the methods below involve using another service, which bundles in a free Hulu subscription. Let’s look at the options.

Take advantage of the free trial period

You’ll be happy to know Hulu offers free trial periods for the Hulu and Hulu (No Ads) plans. Every new user will get a 30-day trial. Sometimes Hulu will allow “eligible returning customers” to get a trial, but don’t count on it. All you have to do to take advantage of this is to sign up for Hulu. Of course, you have to be new to Hulu, as previously mentioned.

The Spotify Premium Student plan offers Hulu

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If you’re a student, it will be easy to get Hulu for free. The Spotify Premium Student plan costs only $4.99 a month. The plan offers Spotify Premium, Hulu (ad-supported), and Showtime. Of course, Spotify will ask for verification of your student status. You must attend a US Title IV accredited college or university and be 18 years or older.

Some Verizon Unlimited Data Plans come with Hulu

Are you a Verizon subscriber? If you are, there is a chance you can already get Hulu for free! A couple of Verizon Unlimited Data Plans offer Hulu as a perk of being a Big Red customer. These would be the 5G Get More and 5G Play More plans, which are its more expensive offerings. You’ll also get access to other services, such as Disney+, ESPN+, Apple Arcade, Google Play Pass, and more.

Earning gift cards

We don’t believe this is a good way to get Hulu for free, as you have to do something to earn rewards, which would make this a gig more so than a free offer. But if you don’t mind doing some work, you can earn Hulu gift cards through some websites.

Pages like Microsoft Rewards and Swagbucks offer points for completing tasks, surveys, and more. You can then collect these points and redeem them for Hulu gift cards.

Next: What’s new on Hulu?


The base Hulu plan starts at $6.99 per month. You can upgrade and bundle other services if you’re willing to pay more.

Hulu offers a 30-day free trial to all new customers. Sometimes, the company will offer a trial to eligible returning customers.

Hulu offers a student plan for just $1.99 a month. It includes access to the ad-supported Hulu subscription.

You can get the Hulu+ Live TV plan and watch traditional television. This plan will include over 60 local and regionally available channels. Pricing for this feature starts at $69.99.

Are you ready to sign up for Hulu? Follow the link below to get started!