Disney+ is here, and one of the few deals you can get for the service is a bundle package that gives you the streaming service, ESPN, and Hulu for $13/month, or $5 cheaper than each would cost individually. There’s a catch, however; you’re getting the ad-supported version of Hulu, which might annoy you greatly. Thankfully, there’s a workaround to this.
Instead of buying the bundle, you’re going to want to first purchase a subscription toHulu’s no-ads service($12/month). Make sure you’re using your regular email address when you sign up—I’m assuming you would, but this is a critical component of the equation. Once you’re good to go on Hulu, sign up for the Disney+ Bundle using that same email address. When you do, you’ll receive a $6/month credit from Disney as long as you’re an active subscriber to both services, effectively killing all of the advertising on Hulu for an extra $6 each month. I’d say it’s worth it.
If you don’t do things in this order and accidentally sign up for the Disney+ bundle first, you’rehosed. As Disneydescribes:
“If you purchase the bundle through Disney and do not have an existing Hulu subscription, you will not be able to make changes to your Hulu (ad-supported) plan. If you want to subscribe to any of Hulu’s other plans or add-ons, you will need to end your subscription to the Disney bundle, before you can add additional subscriptions from Hulu.”
And before you get crafty, no, you won’t be able to score some magical credit from Disney+ if you get any kind of Hulu service as part of a deal with your mobile carrier or favorite streaming music app. While this entire setup might get alittlecomplex, in that you’ll receive bills from both Hulu and Disney+ for the streaming services you’re using, it’s a small price to pay for an ad-free experience.