Hulu isn’t the catch-all movie and TV streaming service that it once was, but it still has a massive library from FOX, ABC, and Disney, as well as its own original content. Now you can get the service for a year for just $1.99 per month.
Hulu has two main subscriptions: a cheaper plan with advertisements for $7.99 per month (or $79.99 per year), or a plan without advertisements (and the addition of offline downloads) for $14.99/mo. For Black Friday, Hulu is offering the cheaper plan for 75% off, making it just $1.99/mo for a year.
There are a few catches, though. The deal is only available for “new and eligible returning subscribers” — if you are currently signed up for Hulu, or had it sometime in the past month, the deal won’t work. The subscription will also auto-renew at the usual monthly price after a year, so be sure to set a reminder or calendar event to cancel.
The current deal also stacks with another promotion Hulu has offered for a while, where you can add Disney+ without ads for another $2.99 per month. If you’re eligible for Hulu’s current discount, that would give you Hulu with ads and Disney+ without ads for a total of $5 per month for the next year. That option will go away on December 8, 2022, when it will be replaced with Disney+ with ads for $2/mo, but anyone who buys it before then will keep it.
Hulu used to be a catch-all for most movies and TV shows not available through Netflix, but after Paramount/CBS and NBCUniversal started their own streaming services (Paramount+ and Peacock, respectively), there’s not as much third-party content. However, Hulu still has some licensed movies and TV shows, as well as nearly everything under Fox, ABC, and FX. Disney has also been building up Hulu’s original content, with shows like The Handmaid’s Tale, Only Murders in the Building, and Solar Opposites.