If you’ve signed up for a Hulu subscription, you know having access to all the live television, streaming channels, movies, and all the extras available their most popular plans doesn’t come cheaply. Hulu’s current set of plans include their ad supported basic package of streaming movies for $5.99 per month and their ad supported Hulu + Live TV package that starts at $54.99 per month. Both of those plans have ad-free (mostly) counterparts that are $6 more per month.
If you’re trying to save money and build your financial future, the expenses from Hulu and other non-essential extras, non to mention the time wasted watching too much television, tend to act against your plan.
If you’ve come to the realization that you just don’t need Hulu in your life, or if you’re one of those who signed up for one of Hulu’s trials just to see how it works or to watch the one-off game that you didn’t have access to otherwise, you have to cancel your subscription. As you likely know, monthly subscription companies like Hulu don’t come back asking you month after month whether you’d like to continue. If fact, just the opposite, they tend to make it not so obvious how to to cancel your account. Whether you’re using the service or not, most subscription companies are happy to continue charging you month after month until you cancel.
That’s one of the big reasons I highly recommend doing a monthly review of your expenses, looking over your credit card statement and other places where your money might be flowing out, and making an assertive decision about which of those you can do without so you can cancel them and save yourself some money.
In this case, we’ll talk about Hulu being on the chopping block.
Cancel Hulu Using Your Online Account
The easiest way to cancel your Hulu account is to login to your online Hulu account using the username and password that you used to sign up.
One you’re logged in to your Hulu account, click on your name (or whichever name you used to set up the account) in the top right corner of the page, and select the Account link.
Once you’re on your account page, you’ll need to scroll past the sections that have your upcoming charges, your account plan information, and other account details, down to the bottom of the account page.
If you’d like to simply pause your Hulu account rather than canceling the subscription altogether, you have that option. However, if you’re ready to put your relationship with Hulu in the past, go ahead and click on the Cancel link to the right of the section entitled Cancel Your Subscription.
Once you click on the Cancel link, Hulu will require you to enter the password that you use to login to the account. This is a security step they use to make sure that it’s the actual account owner making the changes, but it also is a way for them to add in another step that might deter you from canceling your account.
Cancel Your Hulu Account By Phone
If you’d rather call Hulu to cancel, you can use their customer support number: (888) 265-6650. If you choose this option to cancel, be prepared for some effort by whoever answers the call to try to keep you, even offers to give you a promotional to get you to stay.
Cancel Your Hulu Account by Email
You can also email Hulu’s customer support team at firstname.lastname@example.org, and ask them to cancel your account. You’ll likely need to send the email from the email account you used to sign up for Hulu, and you’ll likely be required to verify that the request came from you.