PSA: You Can Bundle Hulu Without Ads and Disney+—Here’s How

One of the best streaming deals out there is the Disney Bundle. The bundle nets you Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu with ads. But what if you don’t want Hulu ads? Well, you can have that too—if you jump through hoops.

Let’s just pull the band-aid off to start. The process to get the Hulu without ads in your Disney Bundle is convoluted and confusing. What you need to do depends on what subscriptions, if any, you currently have.

So we’re going to break it down into four scenarios:

  • You have no subscriptions at all
  • You only have Hulu
  • You only have Disney+
  • You have the Disney+ Bundle already including Hulu with ads

Find the section that describes you to see what to do.

Just keep in mind, if you already receive a Hulu free through or Spotify or another promotion, you aren’t eligible for the Disney bundle.

You Have No Subscriptions

If you haven’t subscribed to any service yet and you want Hulu without ads, you’re in a great position. Don’t sign up for the Disney Bundle just yet. The first thing you need to do is sign up for Hulu without ads. Create a Hulu account, associate it to an email address, get everything set up.

Once you do, you can sign for the Disney Bundle. But you must use the same email address that you used for Hulu. If you don’t, you won’t get bundle pricing.

Now, going forward, you’ll receive two bills—one from Hulu and one from Disney. But, Disney will apply a $7 credit (the price of Hulu with ads) against your Disney+ account. So long as you maintain a Hulu account, the credit will be applied every month.

You Only Have Hulu Without Ads

If you already have Hulu but don’t have Disney+, getting the Disney Bundle connected is straightforward, with one crucial detail. Go to Disney+ and sign up for the Bundle. Make sure to use the same email address for your Disney+ account that used for Hulu. That connects the two.

Going forward, you’ll receive two bills—one from Hulu and one from Disney. But, Disney will apply a $7 credit (the price of Hulu with ads) against your Disney+ account. So long as you maintain a Hulu account, the credit will be applied every month.

You only have Disney+ (No Bundle or Hulu)

If you have Disney+ and don’t have the Bundle or Hulu, it’s possible to switch. But you need to take steps in a specific order.

First, sign up for a Hulu without Ads account. Make sure you use the same email address that you used for your Disney+ account.  Once you have Hulu set up, go back to Disney+ and upgrade to a Disney Bundle. If you have promotion pricing (through Verizon or through the three-year discount), Disney will credit your account each month to reflect that promotion.

Going forward, you’ll receive two bills—one from Hulu and one from Disney. But, Disney will apply a $7 credit (the price of Hulu with ads) against your Disney+ account. So long as you maintain a Hulu account, the credit will be applied every month.

You Have the Disney+ Bundle Already

If you already signed up for the Disney Bundle and created your Hulu account along the way, you’re in for a rough ride to switch, unfortunately.

Currently, you only have one choice if you want Hulu without ads. You have to cancel your Disney Bundle subscription. Then wait until the billing cycle ends (along with your Disney service).

At that point, you can sign up for Hulu without Ads. Make sure the account uses the same email address you use for Disney. Once your Hulu account is set up, go back to Disney+ and sign up for the Disney Bundle.

Going forward, you’ll receive two bills—one from Hulu and one from Disney. But, Disney will apply a $7 credit (the price of Hulu with ads) against your Disney+ account. So long as you maintain a Hulu account, the credit will be applied every month.


We can only hope that Disney will eventually make this process a lot less complicated. For now, those are the hoops you have to jump through if you want your Disney Bundle to include Hulu without ads.

Josh Hendrickson Josh Hendrickson
Josh Hendrickson has worked in IT for nearly a decade, including four years spent repairing and servicing computers for Microsoft. He’s also a smarthome enthusiast who built his own smart mirror with just a frame, some electronics, a Raspberry Pi, and open-source code. Read Full Bio »

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