Hulu.com Activate, Price, Cancellation

You need to create an account and pay for the service to activate Hulu. Then you can watch content on many devices. You can watch popular shows and movies, such as “Law & Order: SVU.”

What Is Hulu?

Hulu is a premium streaming service in the US. With a subscription, users can access television shows and feature-length movies.

What Is The Difference Between Hulu And Netflix?

Hulu usually has recently aired on-demand content. But, Netflix has unique content and more content. Choosing between Hulu and Netflix, you have to decide if you want newer content with Hulu or more content with Netflix. Both platforms seem to be catching up with frequent releases of original content.

How Much Does Hulu Cost?

There are 4 different Hulu Plans:

  • Hulu’s ad-supported plan costs $6.99/month (or $69.99/year) and gives you access to the ad-supported streaming library. 
  • Hulu (No Ads) costs $12.99/month and you can watch most of the same shows and movies without the ad breaks. 
  • Hulu + Live TV now with Disney+ and ESPN+ costs $69.99/month for more on-demand content and live streams from your favorite sports, entertainment, and news channels — plus extra content on Disney+ and ESPN+.
  • Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV now with Disney+ and ESPN+ costs $75.99/month you can stream almost all videos from Hulu’s streaming library without ads. You can also take advantage of everything the Hulu Live TV plan has to offer — plus extra content on Disney+ and ESPN+.

Pricing & Features

Here’s a detailed breakdown of all the services Hulu offers:

PlanBasic Hulu Hulu (No Ads)Hulu + Live TVHulu (No Ads) + Live TV
Price Per Month$6.99$12.99$69.99$75.99
Ad-free on-demand streamingX
Access to Hulu’s entire streaming catalog
Access to 75+ channels of Live TVXX
Disney Plus and ESPN+ includedXX
Number of simultaneous screens on which you can stream2222
Access to Premium Add-ons
Hulu Pricing

What Are The Different Hulu Add-ons?

Hulu offers add-on options for premium channels and extra features. For example, users can add HBO Max, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, and more to their Hulu subscription. Here’s a full breakdown of Hulu’s add-on pricing:

Add-onsPrice Per MonthAvailable with Hulu + Live TV Only
HBO Max$14.99X
ESPN+$6.99X
Showtime$10.99X
Cinemax$9.99X
Starz$8.99X
Enhanced Cloud DVR$9.99
Unlimited Screens$9.99
Enhanced Cloud DVR + Unlimited Screens Bundle$14.99
Entertainment Add-On$7.99
Sports Add-On$9.99
Espanol Add-on $4.99

How To Create A Hulu Account?

Before making a Hulu account, be sure you know which Hulu plan you want to pay for. You will need an email address, personal information, your credit/debit card, and billing information to start a subscription. Once you have these things, it’s time to create your Hulu account!  To sign up for Hulu: 

  1. Go to Hulu.com/welcome on a web browser 
  2. Click on Start Your Free Trial (where eligible)
  3. Select a plan: Hulu (ad-supported), Hulu (No Ads), Hulu + Live TV now with Disney+ and ESPN+, or the Disney Bundle
  4. Enter your email address, password, and personal information 
  5. Choose your payment option and add your billing information
  6. Click Submit to complete the signup process
  7. Next, you get to personalize your recommendations before you start streaming on Hulu.

How To Activate Hulu?

The quickest way to activate a new device is downloading the Hulu app. After downloading the app, log in with your email address and password. If you’re using a Smart TV or TV-connected device, you may have the option to activate the device online instead.
To activate a new device using an activation code:

  1. Open the Hulu app
  2. Select Log In on the Welcome screen, then choose Activate on a computer. On the next screen, you’ll get an Activation Code
  3. Go to your Account page (log in if prompted) and look for the Watch Hulu on Your Devices section. Or, if you’re in a hurry, go to hulu.com/activate
  4. Enter the unique code that you got on your TV screen, and within 30 seconds, you can start streaming Hulu on your TV.

How To Activate Hulu On Your Roku

  • Open the Roku Channel Store.
  • Search for and add the Hulu channel.
  • To activate, launch the Hulu app and select login.
  • Enter your email address and password.
  • Choose your profile from the list to start streaming.

How To Activate Hulu On Your Xbox

  • Sign in to your Xbox live account.
  • Open the store, download, and install Hulu from the Apps section.
  • Start the Hulu app and sign in.
  • Write down the activation code on the screen.
  • To activate, go to hulu.com/activate and enter the activation code.
  • Your account then activates and is ready for use.

How To Activate Hulu On Your PlayStation

  • Download the “Hulu Plus App” from the PlayStation Store.
  • Open Hulu, you should see a page that has the prompt “Activate this Device”
  • Copy the activation code. It is usually alphanumeric with 6 characters.
  • On your Computer, Laptop, or Mobile device, go to “hulu.com/activate” and enter the activation code.
  • Click “Activate” after entering the activation code.
  • You can now stream content from Hulu on your PlayStation console.

How To Activate Hulu On Your Smart TV

  • Open your Smart TV’s apps store and search for the Hulu app.
  • Download and install the app (if not already installed).
  • Start the Hulu app.
  • Log in and then choose to activate on a computer.
  • An activation code appears.
  • Go to hulu.com/activate and log in.
  • Enter the activation code shown on your tv.
  • Choose your profile and start streaming.

How To Activate Hulu On Sprint

  • Sign in to your Sprint account.
  • Choose the phone on which you want to watch Hulu.
  • Click on change service add-ons, then Hulu
  • Complete the registration.
  • Click the link sent to your phone to complete the setup.

Or,

To get Hulu for your cell phone, you need to sign up at Sprint.com and go to sprint.com/hulu. Click on the ‘activate now’ button and add Hulu to your account. You will receive a text message with an activation link in it. Click the link in the message to access your Hulu subscription with all its benefits.

How To Activate Hulu On Verizon

As a Verizon subscriber, you can either sign up for Hulu through your My Verizon App or the Verizon Account page. Once you sign up for the Hulu Bundle, make sure to activate your Hulu account before starting to stream.

  1. Sign in to your Account page and look for the Activations section.
  2. Select Activate next to Hulu (or whichever bundle you chose).
  3. Create your new Hulu accounts to start streaming!

How To Cancel Your Hulu Subscription

Canceling your Hulu subscription is straightforward if you signed up directly through hulu.com. But, to cancel Hulu otherwise depends on how you activated Hulu in the beginning. These are all the ways that you can end your Hulu subscription.

If you already know your provider, skip ahead using the below Table of Contents:

How To Cancel A Direct Hulu Subscription

how to cancel your Hulu subscription

If you signed up on Hulu, follow the steps below to cancel your subscription:

  • Go to www.hulu.com and log in
  • Select your Profile 
  • Select Account
  • Select Billing details 
  • Select Cancel under Your Subscription
  • You have the option to pause your subscription — select Continue to Cancel if you’re not interested
  • Select Complete Cancellation to confirm

Once your Hulu cancellation is complete, you can continue to use the service until the end of your current billing cycle. If you need further help to end your Hulu subscription, visit Hulu’s support article. Cancel your Hulu subscription – Hulu Help or contact Hulu.

How To Cancel A Hulu Subscription Through Google Play Store

Cancel Hulu  Subscription Through Google Play
Cancel Hulu Subscription Through Google Play

If you signed up for Hulu through Google Play, you must cancel your subscription through Google Play. Here’s what you need to do:

From an Android Device:

  • Open the Google Play Store
  • Select the menu button (three stacked lines on the left).
  • Choose Subscription.
  • Find the Hulu app in the list and then select Cancel.

From a Computer:

If you’re having trouble when trying to cancel your Hulu subscription through Google, please get in touch with Google Play Support at https://support.google.com/googleplay or 855-836-3987. You can also read Google’s help article, Cancel Hulu, on the Google Play store.

How To Cancel Hulu Subscription Through Apple

Cancel Hulu  Subscription Through Apple or iTunes
Cancel Hulu Subscription Through Apple or iTunes

If you subscribed to Hulu through any of Apple’s services (Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad), here’s how to cancel your subscription:

From an iPhone or iPad:

  • Open the App Store.
  • Select your profile in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Choose Subscriptions and select Hulu.
  • Select Cancel Subscription.
  • Follow the directions to complete the cancellation.

From an Apple TV:

  • Open Settings on your Apple TV.
  • Select Users & Accounts, and choose Account.
  • Select Subscriptions.
  • Choose Hulu and Cancel Subscription.

From a Computer:

  • Open iTunes on your computer.
  • Select Account from the and then View My Account and enter your password.
  • Select Settings, then Subscriptions, and to the right, choose Manage.
  • Choose Hulu and Cancel Subscription.
  • Select Done.

You can contact Apple support if you need further assistance by reading Apple’s article at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202039.

How To Cancel Your Hulu Subscription Through Roku

Cancel Hulu  Subscription Through  Roku
Cancel Hulu Subscription Through Roku

If you signed up through Roku, here’s how to end your Hulu subscription:

From the Roku player (using a Roku remote that has a * button):

  • Browse and highlight the Hulu app from Roku home.
  • Press the Options (*) button on your remote control.
  • Select Manage Subscription from the options menu.
  • Select Cancel Subscription.

From a Computer:

  • Sign in to your Roku account at roku.com.
  • Select Manage Your Subscriptions.
  • Select Hulu.
  • Select Unsubscribe.

If you have any questions, contact Roku Support at https://support.roku.com/en-gb/ or 816-272-8106.

How To Cancel Hulu Through Amazon

Cancel Hulu  Subscription Through Amazon Prime
Cancel Your Hulu Subscription Through Amazon Prime

There are two ways to subscribe to Hulu via Amazon. Amazon Prime Channels add-on or through the Fire TV app store. 

To cancel Hulu if you signed up through Amazon Prime Channels add-on:

On a Computer:

  • Go to https://amazon.com/myvs.
  • Towards the bottom, locate Hulu under Your Subscriptions.
  • Then select Cancel Subscription.
  • Follow the directions to complete the cancellation.

You can also find more information on Amazon’s website, https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201975180.

If you subscribed through the Hulu app on your Fire tablet or TV:

On a Computer:

You can find more help on Amazon’s website, https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201357590.

How To Cancel Hulu Subscription Through Disney

Cancel Hulu  Subscription Through Disney Bundle
Cancel Hulu Subscription Through Disney Bundle

For customers billed for the Disney Bundle by Disney, you can cancel your Bundle subscription from your Disney+ account page.

You can cancel your Bundle subscription from your Hulu account page for customers billed for the Disney Bundle by Hulu.

If you pay for Hulu and Disney+ separately:

  • Do you want to cancel Disney+ and ESPN+ but keep your Hulu subscription? Go to your Disney+ account page to cancel your bundle subscription. You’ll continue to receive a bill for your separate Hulu subscription
  • Do you need to cancel the full Disney Bundle, including Hulu? Visit your Hulu Account page to cancel. 
  • Are you trying to cancel Disney+

How To Cancel Hulu Subscription Through Sprint

Cancel Hulu  Subscription Through Sprint
Cancel Hulu Subscription Through Sprint

For customers billed for Hulu through Sprint, you can cancel your Hulu subscription on Hulu.com.

  • Go to www.hulu.com and log in
  • Select your Profile 
  • Select Account
  • Select Billing details 
  • Select Cancel under Your Subscription
  • You have the option to pause your subscription — select Continue to Cancel if you’re not interested
  • Select Complete Cancellation to confirm

Please note that canceling Hulu does not affect your Sprint plan. But, if you cancel your Sprint plan, they will also cancel your Hulu subscription. In the latter scenario, you have access to Hulu for the rest of your Sprint billing period. 

How To Cancel Hulu Subscription Through Verizon

Cancel Hulu  Subscription Through Verizon
Cancel Your Hulu Subscription Through Verizon

For customers billed for Hulu through Verizon, you can cancel your bundle subscription from Add-ons and Apps in My Verizon. For more details on how to cancel, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Verizon support.

How To Cancel Hulu Subscription Through Spotify

Cancel Hulu  Subscription Through Spotify
Cancel Hulu Subscription Through Spotify

Spotify Premium for Students subscribers can cancel their Hulu account at any time directly from your Spotify account page. To do so:

  • Select Your Services under Account Overview.
  • Click Deactivate Hulu.

Doing so only removes your access to Hulu — it should not change your Spotify account.  For more help, read Solved: Hulu Deactivation – The Spotify Community.

How To Cancel Hulu Subscription Through Comcast/Xfinity

Cancel Your Hulu Subscription Through Comcast Xfinity
Cancel Your Hulu Subscription Through Comcast Xfinity

For customers billed for Hulu through Comcast Xfinity, you can cancel your subscription at any time from the Apps & Subscriptions section in the Settings menu on your Xfinity device. For more information, read Manage Your Hulu Subscription on Xfinity.

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The Bottom Line

Hulu is an affordable way to watch your favorite shows and sporting events online. Signing up for Hulu is easy, and the pricing plans are easy to understand. Before you get started with Hulu on some devices, you have to activate Hulu using your web browser. This simple process only requires a minute or two of your time. You can cancel your Hulu subscription at any time and resubscribe at a later date at no extra cost! Thanks for reading!

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