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- “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel.
- The fourth season premiered on April 28 exclusively through Hulu.
- A Hulu subscription costs $6 a month with ads, or $12 a month for ad-free streaming.
The critically acclaimed Hulu original series, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” has returned with an all-new season.
Based on Margaret Atwood’s classic book, the show has been a hit on the streaming service through the first three seasons. “The Handmaid’s Tale” is set in a dystopian alternate reality where women are subjugated under a totalitarian government. The new season features June (Elisabeth Moss) taking on the role of a “fierce rebel leader” against the Republic of Gilead, according to Hulu’s synopsis.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” has received numerous awards, including an Emmy for outstanding drama series in 2017, and a Golden Globe for best drama series in 2018. The show holds an “88% Fresh” rating on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.
How to watch ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ on Hulu
If you want to catch up on past seasons before the premiere, you can stream all 36 episodes from the first, second, and third seasons of “The Handmaid’s Tale” right now on Hulu.
Hulu’s basic, ad-supported plan costs $6 a month or $60 a year. We recommend you get the annual version for the most savings, as it comes out to $12 less per year. For ad-free streaming, you can opt for Hulu’s premium plan at $12 a month. No matter what on-demand plan you choose, new members get a free 30-day trial.
You can also package Hulu Basic with Disney Plus and ESPN+ for $14 a month. The bundle will supplement Hulu’s library with live sports from ESPN+ and tons of hit movies and shows from Disney Plus. Other versions of Hulu are also available with the bundle for an extra fee. You can find a detailed breakdown of Hulu bundle options here.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” is available to watch on Hulu through a range of streaming devices including Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and most smart TVs. You can also access Hulu through a web browser.
How to watch ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ without Hulu
If you don’t want to pay a monthly fee, you can buy individual episodes or full seasons of “The Handmaid’s Tale” from digital retailers like Amazon, iTunes, and Vudu. Episodes are priced at $3 each in HD video quality.
That said, only the first three seasons are available to buy from other platforms. As such, we recommend Hulu as a better option since Hulu will grant you access to the fourth season as soon as it premieres.
It’s not clear when other platforms will add season four, but it usually takes several months for new seasons to receive a home video release after they air on Hulu.