A Hulu free trial is the place to start if you're not totally sure about signing up to one of its plans. Given the US-based streaming services gives you access to thousands of excellent TV shows and films, many of which are exclusive to Hulu, it's well worth trying out – and you can do so for a full 30 days before committing to a subscription.
Hulu has a couple of different plans on offer, both of which can be sampled with a free trial. There's the basic plan, which allows you access to the library of on-demand content (including standout shows from a plethora of networks (including ABC and Discovery) and movies such as Academy Award winner Parasite. Then there's Hulu + Live TV – offering 75 live channels, plus a Disney+ and ESPN+ bundle alongside its content vault.
In this guide, we'll explain how to get yourself a free trial in the US. Not into Hulu? Try Disney Plus instead.
Get the Hulu free trial: US
Get the Hulu free trial: UK
Unfortunately, at the time of writing Hulu is not available in the UK, so you won't find any links to try out the free trial on this page.
What's on Hulu?
Hulu offers a range of titles and caters to a wide array of tastes. It's an extensive library packed with good quality TV shows and movies for both kids and adults alike. There's also a bunch of Hulu exclusive options available.
Right now you can watch favourites like Love Island, American Horror Story, What We Do in the Shadows, Love Victor, Catfish: the TV show, Rick and Morty and much more. There's also a wide selection of films, including brand new releases like Prey and Not Okay.
There's also a (un)healthy number of great horror films on there, and if you like docs, it's got you covered there too. Popular highlights include Dark Side of the 90's, The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story and The Deep End.
Does Hulu offer a 30-day free trial?
In short, yes! There are two options: sign up for the free 30-day free trial with Hulu ad-supported plan, or the Hulu no ads plan. Both options will give you full access to the huge streaming library of films and TV shows for 30 days. You can then either cancel before that trial time is over, or you'll start paying for either Hulu option.
Is Hulu free with Amazon Prime or Netflix account?
No, but you can pay for Hulu via your Amazon account (opens in new tab). If you get a Hulu account, that's the library of films and shows that you can access. Want Netflix or Amazon Prime? You need to pay for them separately.
Is Hulu on Disney Plus?
Not exactly, but they are bundled together in The Disney Bundle. This gives you Hulu and Disney+ with ads for $9.99. You can also get ESPN+ thrown in and pay $12.99 for the trio.
If you'd like to watch without ads, you can get all three for $19.99 (there's no option to get just Disney+ and Hulu without ads).
Can you get Hulu free trial in the UK?
As of January 2022, Hulu is not available in the UK due to copyright and licensing agreements. It goes without saying that the free trial is also not available in the UK.
What's included in the $5.99 Hulu plan?
If you choose to keep the streaming service after your trial ends, the cheapest plan available to subscribers is the $5.99 starter plan. This includes full access to the entire Hulu catalogue with limited ads. It also allows Hulu to be streamed on up to 2 different devices.
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