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You can now get the Disney Plus Bundle with Hulu Live TV or without ads

Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN apps in a folder on the Pixel 4
Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN apps in a folder on the Pixel 4 (Image credit: Joe Maring / Windows Central)

Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN apps in a folder on the Pixel 4

Source: Joe Maring / Android Central (Image credit: Source: Joe Maring / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • You can now upgrade to a Disney+ bundle with No Ads Hulu or Hulu Live TV.
  • Previously, users could not bundle with Live TV and could not upgrade to No Ads after signing up for the Disney+ bundle.
  • Current or new bundle subscribers can upgrade in the Account section of Hulu's app or website.

When it launched in November, Disney Plus (Disney+) offered a monthly bundle with ESPN and basic ad-supported Hulu for $12.99 per month, but you couldn't upgrade that plan to No Ads or Live TV, which hobbled the experience for Hulu subscribers who wanted to expand their options and unlock more content within the service. There was a workaround that allowed users to get the Disney+ Bundle with No Ads Hulu, but if you'd already signed up for the bundle, you were out of luck.

Until now, that is.

After opening up the Disney+ Bundle to Verizon's Disney+ on Us subscribers earlier this month, Hulu has quietly rolled out new Disney+ bundles under its Package options, including easy upgrade options to Disney+ with No Ads Hulu and Disney+ with Live TV. This allows you to get the bundle you want with the features you want, as well as allows you to modify your bundle after your initial subscription if you find out that No Ads is actually worth the extra $7 a month.

Plan nameHulu only monthly priceDisney+ Bundle monthly price
Hulu$5.99$12.99
Hulu (No Ads)$11.99$18.99
Hulu + Live TV$54.99$61.99
Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV$60.99$67.99

I'm happy to see Disney finally taking a more reasonable, relaxed stance on the Disney+ Bundle, as it didn't make much sense to block off bundle subscribers from Hulu's more expensive features. What media company doesn't want to take more of your money, after all? If you're a Hulu Live TV subscriber, the Disney+ Bundle just became a no-brainer, as the bundle is only $8 more than your current bill for not one but two more streaming services: Disney+ and ESPN+.

Like seriously, what are you waiting for? (opens in new tab)

Ara Wagoner is a Writer at Windows Central. She's addicted to music and video subscriptions. When she's not writing help and how-to's, she's running around Walt Disney World and singing show tunes. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.

6 Comments
  • This is what I have been waiting for.
  • There's no savings if you don't care about ESPN+. It adds $7/mo to Hulu. The same price as getting it separately. Give us a bundle that actually saves money without an undesired "value add" and I'll consider it.
  • I agree with you. In addition, until my 1 year of free Disney+ from Verizon runs out, there really is no need to bundle since I don't care about ESPN either. For now I'll keep paying for Hulu no ads with Bing points, essentially getting both streaming services for free.
  • So glad I live where they still have free HD broadcast
  • I don't see these packages as options on Hulu or Disney Plus. How do you get to them?
  • Still waiting on the option where I can stream just ESPN and not the rest of the live garbage.