The holiday shopping season is upon us, and Hulu is entering the fray by bringing back one of its popular Black Friday deals. For a limited time, new and select returning subscribers can get 12 months of ad-supported Hulu for just $1.99 a month. This tier of Hulu typically costs $5.99 a month, while the ad-free version is priced at $11.99 a month.
The offer goes live at midnight PST on Thursday, November 26, and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 30. Additionally, note that this deal is only available to new subscribers and returning subscribers who have not had an active Hulu account in the last three months. You’ll be able to sign up for the offer directly on Hulu’s website.
If you’re an existing Hulu subscriber, but you’re still looking for a deal, you may want to consider a bundle offer that includes ad-supported Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ for $12.99 a month. This offer is not eligible in combination with the Black Friday deal, unfortunately, but it will save you 25% over the regular cost for the three services.
Frequently Asked Questions About Hulu
How Much Does Hulu Cost?
Hulu offers two tiers for its standard service. The basic tier, which includes ads, starts at $5.99 a month. You can get the ad-free tier for $11.99 a month. Hulu does not offer a discounted annual subscription plan, unlike many other streaming services, so you’ll either be paying about $72 a year for the basic tier or $144 for ad-free streaming.
What is Hulu + Live TV?
While the basic tiers of Hulu are strictly limited to on-demand streaming, you can subscribe to Hulu + Live TV to get access to live streams of dozens of cable channels. You can watch live sports, news and all sorts of other programs with this add-on.
Hulu + Live TV is significantly more expensive than a standard Hulu subscription, starting at $54.99 a month. You can pay $60.99 a month to get Hulu with no ads, but that only applies to on-demand streaming and not live TV.
What is There to Watch on Hulu?
Hulu’s real bread and butter is its library of hit shows, including quality originals. It’s a great place for comedy, with popular sitcoms like Brooklyn 99, The Good Place and more.
You can find movies on Hulu as well, but the selection is a bit smaller compared to streaming services like Netflix and HBO Max. That doesn’t mean there aren’t good films on Hulu, however. Hulu is the exclusive home to the Oscar-winning Korean hit, Parasite, and it has a selection of other critically acclaimed films as well. Hulu also sponsors original films, like the hit Andy Samberg comedy Palm Springs.
Here are a few popular titles and highlights from Hulu’s catalogue:
Hulu Original Series & Films:
- The Handmaid’s Tale (original series)
- Palm Springs (original film)
- Little Monsters (original film)
- The Great (original series)
- Future Man (original series)
- Shrill (original series)
- Family Guy
- Brooklyn 99
- Shark Tank
- The Masked Singer
- Rick and Morty
- Adventure Time
- Bob’s Burgers
- The Bachelor
- Master Chef
- Drunk History
- The Twilight Zone
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall
- Book Smart
- I, Tonya
- Mission Impossible: Fallout
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
- The Mask
- Sorry to Bother You
- Child’s Play
How Can I Stream Hulu?
It’s pretty hard to find a streaming device that Hulu isn’t compatible with. You can stream Hulu on all the most popular devices, including Apple TV, Roku and Fire TV. Here is a breakdown of every device that is compatible with Hulu.
- Apple TV (4th generation or later)
- Roku and Roku Stick (select models)
- Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
- Fire Tablets
- iPhones and iPads
- Android phones and tablets
- Android TV (select models)
- Mac and PC browsers/apps
- Nintendo Switch
- Xbox One
- Xbox 360
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation 3
- Echo Show
- Select LG TVs
- Select Samsung TVs
- VIZIO SmartCast TVs
- Xfinity Flex Streaming TV Box
- Xfinity X1 TV Boxes
Is Hulu Included with Amazon Prime?
Hulu is not included in Amazon Prime, but you can download the Hulu app via Amazon Prime.
If you’re holding out for a better price on a streaming service like Hulu, you can always set a Deal Alert and we’ll notify you as soon as one hits our forums.