How Much Does Hulu Cost? And When Is it Free?

By Corbin HartwickUpdated on November 14, 2017

Is Hulu free?

Hulu does give you the option to use it with a free account. However, doing so limits the amount of content that you can access on Hulu. For example, for some TV shows, you will only be able to watch the first five episodes, instead of the entire season. In addition, some movies or programs may not be available at all. You can also only watch Hulu on your desktop computer with a free account.

How much can Hulu cost?

There are two subscriptions services on Hulu that cost money: Hulu Plus, and the Showtime Premium Add-On.

How much does Hulu Plus cost?

A subscription to Hulu Plus costs $7.99 per month.

Subscribing to Hulu Plus unlocks additional content, such as full seasons of television shows and exclusive programs that you won't find anywhere else. A subscription to Hulu Plus also allows you to watch videos on devices other than your desktop computer, such as tablet computers, smart phones, and video game consoles. You also get to watch Hulu shows in high definition video quality.

How much does the Showtime Premium Add-On cost?

The Showtime Premium Add-On costs $8.99 per month. Combined with the cost of Hulu Plus, both subscriptions together will cost you $16.98 per month.

Subscribing to the Showtime Premium Add-On unlocks even more content from Hulu for you to watch on both your desktop computer and other devices. This includes award-winning television shows such as Homeland, Ray Donovan, Dexter, and Penny Dreadful. It also includes blockbuster movies such as The Giver, Need for Speed, and Boyhood. Plus, you can also watch the Showtime Channel live on your desktop computer through Hulu!

That's a bit of information about the costs associated with using Hulu!