How to Add Add-Ons on Hulu

Upgrade your DVR or add more screens

What to Know

  • Log in to Hulu via the app or the web, go to your profile, and open the Manage Add-ons screen from your Account.
  • Pick some new content (like HBO or Showtime) or features (e.g., unlimited DVR).
  • Review your changes and confirm them, and you’ll be able to access them right away.

How to Add Add-ons in Hulu

Here's how to add add-ons (like HBO or Showtime) to your Hulu account.

  1. Open the Hulu app, or log in using a web browser.

  2. Access your profile by selecting your initial from most screens.

    Hulu home screen with Profile highlighted
  3. Go to the Account screen within your profile.

    The Account Option for Hulu Profiles highlighted
  4. Select the Manage Add-ons link in the Your Subscription section.

    Hulu Account's Manage Add-Ons Link highlighted
  5. Add the new items you want by selecting the “plus” buttons next to them.

    Selecting New Hulu Add-ons with plus sign icon highlighted
  6. Click the Review Changes button to take a final look at your new content and pricing.

    Review Changes button highlighted After Adding an Add-on
  7. If you’re happy with what you see, click Submit to finalize it, and enjoy your new stuff!

    Reviewing Add-ons Added to a Hulu Subscription

What Types of Add-Ons Are Available?

There are add-ons available for both the base Hulu streaming service and those exclusive to the enhanced Hulu + Live TV offering. Subscribers can add premium channels including HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, and ESPN+ to any plan for a monthly upcharge.

Hulu + Live TV Network Add-ons

Meanwhile, if you’re a Hulu + Live TV subscriber, there are two types of add-ons you can use. One is Feature Add-ons that increase your cloud DVR storage from 50 to 200 hours or allow you to watch on unlimited screens at home or up to five outside your home (you can also bundle these two together). The other type is Network Add-ons or additional channels you can watch live, such as sports, entertainment, or Spanish-language programming.

How Much Are Hulu Add-Ons?

The price of add-ons depends, but most of them range between $6.99-$14.99 per month. Note this cost is over and above the cost of your subscription, as the name “add-on” implies. Unfortunately, Hulu doesn’t offer add-on premium channels such as HBO, Showtime, and Starz as bundles.

Why Can’t I Add Add-Ons to Hulu?

You may notice some disabled add-ons within your account, signified by locks in place of the "plus" icons. That's because these items, such as Enhanced Cloud DVR or Unlimited Screens, are specific to Hulu's Live TV streaming service. If you only have the base service, you're streaming all your content by default, so you don't have DVR functionality. You're also limited to watching two screens simultaneously, and you can't upgrade this.

  • How do I cancel Hulu add-ons?

    Launch Hulu, select your profile icon, and then select Account. In the Subscriptions section, select Manage Add-Ons. Toggle the checkmark next to any add-on you have to an X to remove it. Select Review Changes to confirm.

  • How much does the Hulu Disney add-on cost?

    Hulu offers a Disney+ with ESPN+ bundle for $19.99 per month called the Disney Bundle. If you're already a Hulu subscriber, go to the Manage Add-Ons section of your account to add the Disney bundle. If you have the Hulu with Live TV service, it includes Disney+ in your subscription price.

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