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Whether you’re looking for hit on-demand content such as “The Handmaid’s Tale” or live TV channels such as ESPN, Hulu’s diverse offerings may have caught your eye. If you’re considering a Hulu subscription, you’re probably wondering: Does Hulu have a free trial?

Hulu does indeed have a free trial, and it’s the perfect way to test the service’s on-demand and live TV content.

Does Hulu Have a Free Trial?

Yes, Hulu has a free trial, which is available only to new and eligible returning subscribers. Hulu doesn't specify exactly what it means by “eligible returning subscribers” though. Some reports say the free trial is offered one year after initially unsubscribing, but there are other reports of previous subscribers receiving a free trial after six months. It looks like Hulu changes its free trial requirements periodically, so you'll have to check with the company if you want to resubscribe.

Hulu’s parent company, Disney, has two other streaming services: Disney Plus and ESPN Plus. If you’re interested in all three services, you may want to consider the Hulu bundle deal, which has all three on board. The only bad news: There’s no free trial for the bundle deal. You can wait until your Hulu free trial runs out to switch to the bundle, but make sure you aren’t missing out on any new-subscriber discounts if you decide to go that route.

How Long Is the Hulu Free Trial?

Hulu has one of the longest free-trial periods in the industry. Hulu offers a 30-day free trial so you can try the service to see whether it meets your needs before you commit. Hulu also has a Hulu + Live TV plan that comes with only a one-week free trial, but a week is probably enough time for most people to decide whether the service will work for them.

Does the Hulu Free Trial Automatically Renew?

All Hulu subscriptions are billed in advance. And, yes, Hulu subscription plans automatically renew until you cancel the service. Another thing to keep in mind is that Hulu doesn't send you a reminder before your free trial ends, so you'll have to stay on top of that yourself.

How Much Does Hulu Cost After the Free Trial?

How much you’ll spend after your free trial expires depends on which Hulu subscription plan you choose. Hulu starts at $6.99 per month for the ad-supported plan and $12.99 per month for the ad-free service. Hulu + Live TV is $64.99 per month with ads and $70.99 without ads. However, the Hulu + Live TV plans only come with a one-week free trial.

Do I Have to Sign a Contract with Hulu?

No, you are not required to sign a contract when you sign up for Hulu. All Hulu subscriptions are on a month-to-month basis.

How Do I Cancel a Hulu Subscription?

You can easily cancel your Hulu subscription by logging in to your Hulu account and following the instructions on your account page. If you pay for your services through a third party, you have to cancel your subscription before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time the day before your next billing date if you don't want to be charged.

Where Can I Get a Hulu Free Trial?

For your convenience, you can get a Hulu free trial right here on our website. Simply click the link below and it will take you to Hulu, where you can snag your free trial and begin using its services within a few minutes.

A 30-day free trial takes the pressure off, but your time is valuable too. Our hands-on Hulu review and our detailed Hulu + Live TV review can help you decide whether Hulu is worth your time and which of its services is right for you.

18 thoughts on “Hulu Free Trial

  1. Lee Moritz says:

    has fox news?

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      Yes, it does

  2. Lynda M Seeley says:

    tried to send an e-mail to contact someone about whether or not I was charged for a service and the e-mail wouldn’t even go through

    1. Teresa Wickman says:

      What constitutes an eligible returning subscriber?

  3. Tonia says:

    Can you get ABC channel 9 news Chattanooga

  4. pam nichols says:

    can i watch the

    per bowl 2020

  5. Stephens McCauley says:

    I would like to know if HULU carries the Cincinnati Reds baseball games…
    If HULU caries Fox Sports Ohio…the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Games

  6. Judi Freiboth says:

    I’ve tried to sign up for bundle of Hulu Disney+ and ESPN but it will not let me enter the code

  7. Janette Polly says:

    Can I have the free trial on 2 tvs?

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      Your free trial will work on as many different devices as you’d like, just as long as they’re devices that Hulu supports (like Roku, Fire TV, etc.). There’s a limit on how many devices you can be using *at the same time,* but that’s all. Hope that helps!

    2. Jack says:

      Can I get Hulu thru affinity as a trial?

  8. John Stinson says:

    I got charged 3 time this month and my wife and do not no why ?

  9. Laurie Wesolick says:

    How much are the add on groups not included with Hulu plus

  10. gm says:

    do i get hbo trial

  11. SHink says:

    can i get a free trial of hulu live plus if i have the hulu basic plan?

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      I believe you can in some cases — you’ll have to take a look at Hulu’s site and see if they’ll let you sign up. It’ll depend on whether you’ve tried the live TV service before and whatever other rules Hulu uses to decide. Good luck!

  12. Donna says:

    Is Hulu free trial available in Canada? Tried to sign up but it would not accept my postal code

  13. MHLe says:


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