Nowadays, a lot of people are deciding to subscribe to online streaming platforms for their TV viewing pleasure, instead of paying for expensive television packages. Hulu is a decent option, with its service boasting about twenty-eight million subscribers as of May 2019.
Even if it is definitely convenient, to be able to view your favorite series and films anywhere there is an active internet connection, it can be very frustrating to cope with the commercials like you are watching cable TV.
However, luckily for us, Hulu has an ad-free subscription package that can take all that away. It gets rids of commercials even if there are some shows that do not support advertisement-free viewing. Hulu (No Ads) will cost you $11.99 every month, compared to the simple $5.99 every month package, but if you really hate ads, you will get value for your money.
How Can I Get Rid Of Ads On Hulu By Upgrading My Account?
- Get yourself logged into your account on the Hulu site using your email address and password.
- Tap your name in the upper right-hand corner of your home page, then tap “Account.”
- Beneath “Manage Your Account,” swipe down to the “Your Subscription” section and tap “Manage Plan.”
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- On the “Plans” page, make sure “Hulu (No Ads)” subscription is toggled on. The lever will turn black.
- Tap “Review changes.”
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- Review the changes made to your account and make sure you know the new charge, and when you will begin to get charged for the upgraded subscription. If you are happy, swipe to the bottom of the page and tap “Submit.” Your account will now be changed to the ad-free version.
Be aware that you cannot upgrade your account through the Hulu mobile application. You will be directed to the site to make these changes.
More Information About Your Hulu:
Hulu is a U.S.-based subscription video on-demand service fully controlled and majority-owned by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, a business segment of The Walt Disney Company, with Comcast’s NBCUniversal as an equity stakeholder owning 33%.
The service was initially established as a joint venture between News Corporation and NBC Universal, Providence Equity Partners, and later Walt Disney, serving as an aggregation of recent episodes of television series from their respective television networks. In 2010, Hulu launched a subscription service, initially branded as Hulu Plus, which featured full seasons of programs from the companies and other partners, and undelayed access to new episodes. In 2017, the company launched Hulu with Live TV—an over-the-top IPTV service featuring linear television channels. Time Warner (now WarnerMedia) later held a stake in the service. As of the first quarter of 2019, Hulu had 28 million subscribers.
In March 2019, Disney acquired 21st Century Fox, giving it a 60% majority stake in Hulu. AT&T (which acquired Time Warner in 2018) sold back its roughly 10% stake the following month. Comcast, the only other shareholder, announced on May 14, 2019, that it had agreed to cede its control to Disney, and reached an agreement for Disney to purchase its 33% stake in the company as early as 2024. Hulu will be operated as a bridge brand alongside Disney’s fellow OTT ventures Disney+ and ESPN+, with Hulu positioned as its streaming brand for general entertainment outside of Disney’s family-oriented studios and properties.
Key executives instrumental in the founding of Hulu include Bruce Campbell, Peter Chernin, JB Perrette, Michael Lang, Beth Comstock and Jason Kilar. The venture was announced in March 2006 with AOL, NBC Universal (now Comcast), Facebook, MSN, Myspace, and Yahoo! planned as “initial distribution partners”. Jason Kilar was named Hulu CEO in late 2007.