Hulu is a premier streaming service that has a balanced set of plans. Looking for on-demand shows and originals? Hulu's the best. Need a replacement for your cable service but still want live TV? Hulu + Live TV is a top option.
Read on, and learn everything you need to know about Hulu plans, packages, pricing and much more.
How much Does Hulu cost?
For on-demand streaming, Hulu plans start at $7.99 per month and reach $14.99 per month for the no ads plan. Hulu + Live TV plans are more expensive with packages starting at $69.99 per month and getting up to $82.99 per month for the no ads option.
Luckily, Hulu + Live TV plans both come with free subscriptions to Disney Plus and ESPN Plus as well as include Hulu's complete on-demand library of movies, shows, and originals.
What are the different Hulu plans?
There are four different Hulu plans:
- Hulu: $7.99/month
- Hulu (no ads): $14.99/month
- Hulu with Live TV with Disney+ and ESPN+: $69.99/month
- Hulu Live TV (no ads) with Disney+ and ESPN+: $82.99/month
Does Hulu offer a free trial for new users?
Hulu does offer a free trial for new users, but only for on-demand plans. The streaming service removed live TV free trials, but still allow users to try out the library of movies, shows, and originals to see if the service is a fit. To sign up, you’ll need to provide your credit card information, but as long as you cancel before your week of service is up, you won’t be charged, so you can give it a shot risk-free.
What are Hulu's add-on options?
Hulu + Live TV allows you to choose from a few paid add-ons that give you extra benefits.
For example, there is a Hulu + Live TV Unlimited Screens package that lets you stream on an unlimited number of devices on your home WiFi network. Another option is the Enhanced DVR package, which provides you with 200 hours of DVR storage and lets you fast-forward through commercials.
In addition, you can pay separately to get some extra channels with a few add-on packages, as well as for premium channels like HBO, Starz, Showtime and Cinemax.
Like its competitors, Hulu with Live TV has a number of channel add-ons you can add to your Hulu with Live TV plan if you’d like.
Hulu + Live TV Add Ons
- The Entertainment Add-On – American Heroes Channel, BET Her, Boomerang Channel, CNBC World, Cooking Channel, Crime + Investigation, Destination America, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, Hallmark Drama, Magnolia Network, Great American Family, Military History Channel, Nicktoons, MTV2, MTV Classic, Science and TeenNick.
- Sports Add-On NFL RedZone, FanDuel TV, FanDuel Racing, MAVTV, Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel.
- Hulu Live + TV Español – CNN en Español, Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, ESPN Deportes, History Channel en Español, and NBC Universo.
Premium Channel Add Ons
What to watch on Hulu?
Hulu has a lot of content to offer. With over 75+ live TV channels to thousands of movies and shows, a better question is what can't you watch on Hulu?
The on-demand library has a slew of popular originals like Little Fires Everywhere and Handmaids Tale while the live TV channels list has a popular set of entertainment, news, and sports channels.
Want a preview of the shows and events airing on the channels included with Hulu With Live TV? The Flixed TV Guide for Hulu With Live TV is here for you. This TV guide lets you check out what's airing on Hulu With Live TV up to a week in advance. It's ad-free and usable on any device, so check it out now!
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