How to Upgrade Your Hulu Subscription

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November 7, 2023

As one of the top streaming services, Hulu presents an extensive content library that includes acclaimed originals like The Handmaid’s Tale and beloved network series from ABC and Fox such as The Bachelor franchise and Bob’s Burgers.

Hulu operates on a subscription-based model, offering various plans to suit different preferences. These include:

  • Base Plans, with options for Hulu (With Ads) and Hulu (No Ads)
  • Bundle Save Plans, which allow you to subscribe to Disney+ and ESPN+ together for significant savings.
  • Hulu + Live TV Plans, providing access to live sports, news, and events.

Additionally, Hulu offers a variety of Add-ons such as ESPN+, Disney+, Max, and Live TV Channels, allowing you to enhance and customize your Hulu subscription to better meet your entertainment needs.

If you’re currently subscribed to Hulu (With Ads) and wish to upgrade to Hulu premium plans, this article provides a step-by-step guide on how to make those changes.

How to upgrade your Hulu plan to Hulu Premium or bundle plan?

Step 1. Go to on your web browser and log in to your account.

Step 2. Click your profile icon in the top right corner and select Account from the drop-down menu.

Step 3. From the Manage Your Account page, click MANAGE PLAN under Your Subscription section.

Step 4. To upgrade your subscription to a higher tier plan, toggle the plan you want from Off to On, and click the Review Changes button to confirm your selection.

How to upgrade to Hulu + Live TV?

Step 1. From your web browser, go to the Hulu Account page. Log in to your account if prompted.

Step 2. Select MANAGE PLAN under Your Subscription section.

Step 3. Locate the Hulu + Live TV plans under the PLANS section, switch on the plan you want to upgrade to, and click the Review Changes button to confirm your subscription.

How to include Add-ons to your Hulu plan?

Step 1. Visit the Hulu Account page on your web browser and choose MANAGE ADD-ONS under Your Subscription section. Log in to your account if needed.

Step 2. Click on the Add button next to the Add-on you want to subscribe to.

Step 3. Wait for the check (✓) to appear next to the add-on, then choose the Review Changes button to confirm.

Why can’t I upgrade Hulu from account settings?

If your Hulu subscription is billed through third parties, you may not be able to upgrade your subscription directly from the Hulu account page. To determine your billing party, please navigate to the Payment Information section on your Hulu Account page. Once you’ve identified your billing party, you can proceed to upgrade your Hulu account or add-ons as necessary.

Learn how to upgrade your Hulu plan based on your specific billing party from the following options:

How to Download Hulu titles without upgrading your plan?

Hulu only allows you to download movies and TV shows with the Hulu (No Ads) plans with several restrictions, and if you cancel your subscription, you will lose access to the downloaded content.

However, there is an alternative method for you to download Hulu titles with Hulu with Ads, and no need to upgrade your subscription. With the professional Pazu Hulu Video Downloader, you can download any Hulu movies and TV shows on Windows and Mac with both Hulu (With Ads) and Hulu (No Ads) plans. It comes with a built-in Hulu web player, eliminating the need for the Hulu app. Furthermore, the downloaded videos are saved in MP4 format, allowing you to continue watching them even after canceling your subscription. You can play these videos on any MP4-supported device using various media players, all without encountering any ads.

Follow the steps below to learn how to download Hulu movies and TV shows as MP4 files and enjoy them on any MP4-supported device:

Step 1. Run Pazu Hulu Video Downloader on your Mac or Windows.

Download, install and launch Pazu Hulu Video Downloader on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Hulu account and choose, or

Select a profile.

Step 2. Search Hulu movies/TV shows to download.

Enter the movie/TV show title in the search field.

Or copy&paste the link of the movie/TV show from the Hulu website. Then click the Search icon.

Step 3. Choose video format/quality

Click the Settings icon to change:

  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Audio language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle type: Embedded subtitles, Independent subtitles, Hardcoded subtitles
  • Interface languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese

Step 4. Start to download Hulu videos

Click the Download icon next to Modern Family to choose the season and episodes you want to download.

Then click the Download button in the bottom right corner to start downloading Modern Family to your computer.

Click the History menu to view all downloaded videos. Click the folder icon to quickly locate the Hulu videos in MP4 or MKV format, then you can play them anywhere you want even without Hulu.