A complete price breakdown for Hulu and Hulu Live TV packages — here’s everything you need to know

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  • With so many plans and add-ons, it’s hard to keep track of what Hulu offers, so we broke everything down for you below.
  • Hulu offers four levels of service: Basic ($5.99 per month), Premium ($11.99 per month), Basic + Live TV ($54.99 per month), and Premium + Live TV ($60.99 per month).
  • Hulu Basic is ad-supported, while Premium is almost completely ad-free.
  • Hulu + Live TV subscribers gain access to 60+ channels of live TV, including cable news networks, CBS, ABC, NBC, and favorites such as Food Network, Disney Channel, and Discovery.
  • For additional monthly costs, Hulu subscribers can add premium cable channels like HBO, Starz, and Showtime to their streaming plan, or even bundle the service 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 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.

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 will set you back $54.99 a month and adds over 60 channels of live TV – including Food Network, Discovery (Don’t miss Shark Week!), 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 $60.99 a month.

All four levels of service give you access to Hulu’s entire catalogue of on-demand streaming content, including Hulu Originals like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” 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

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