A complete price breakdown for Hulu and Hulu Live TV packages

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  • With so many Hulu plans and add-ons to choose from, it can be hard to keep track of all your streaming options.
  • Hulu offers four levels of service: Basic ($5.99 per month), Premium ($11.99 per month), Basic + Live TV ($64.99 per month), and Premium + Live TV ($70.99 per month).
  • Hulu Basic is ad-supported, while Premium is almost completely ad-free.
  • Hulu + Live TV subscribers gain access to 65+ channels, including cable news stations, local networks, and favorites such as ESPN and Discovery.
  • For additional monthly costs, you can can add premium channels, like HBO and Showtime, and there’s even a bundle with Disney Plus and ESPN+.

Hulu is one of the most popular streaming services on the market, and they keep adding options to improve your access to top content. With so many options available, plus an ever-growing number of add-ons, like HBO Max for $14.99/month or Unlimited Screens for $9.99/month, it can be hard to keep track of Hulu’s different rates without digging deep into your account settings or Hulu’s Help Center. 

Below, we’ve put together a chart of exactly what each of Hulu’s four offerings – Basic, Premium, Basic + Live TV, and Premium + Live TV – will get you for your dollar. There’s an additional breakdown of Hulu’s add-ons that you can opt for to improve your streaming experience and give you access to exactly the content you want to watch.

If Hulu and its add-ons aren’t enough, you can also read about how to get Hulu bundled with Disney Plus and ESPN+ for $12.99/month

Updated on 12/18/2020 by Steven Cohen: This article has been revised to reflect the price increase for Hulu’s live TV plan.

How much is Hulu?

Hulu Basic costs just $5.99 a month, making it one of the cheapest streaming services on the market. This plan offers ad-supported access to all of Hulu’s on-demand programs. Hulu Premium runs you $11.99 a month and offers ad-free streaming for the majority of Hulu’s on-demand content.

Hulu Basic + Live TV costs $64.99 a month and adds over 65 channels of live TV – including Food Network, Discovery, Disney Channel, ESPN, CBS, NBC, Fox, and more – to the basic on-demand plan. There’s also an option for Hulu Premium + Live TV for $70.99 a month.


All four levels of service give you access to Hulu’s entire catalog of on-demand shows and movies, including Hulu Originals like “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Palm Springs,” current TV favorites like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” and classic sitcoms like “Seinfeld.” 

Continue reading for a detailed breakdown of all the services Hulu offers.

Hulu Basic vs Hulu Premium Spec Chart

Here’s everything you need to know about Hulu’s add-on pricing for networks like HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, and more. Hulu now includes the option to sign up for HBO Max, which offers access to additional on-demand movies and TV shows for the same $14.99 per month price as the standard HBO add-on. 

Hulu Basic vs Hulu Premium Spec Chart add ons

Finally, Hulu also offers discounted bundle options with Disney Plus and ESPN+. The Hulu ad-supported bundle costs $12.99 a month. If you do the math, this means that you can save $6 a month with the bundle versus paying for each service separately. You can sign up for the bundle here.

Discounted bundle options are also available for Hulu Premium ($18.99/month) and Hulu + Live TV ($71.99), but you must sign up for these plans through Hulu. 

If you have an existing Hulu plan, you can also upgrade to a bundle. You can find detailed instructions on how to upgrade to a bundle here.  

Read the original article on Business Insider