Stream and download The Bear on Hulu for free

May 25, 2023

Premiered on Hulu on June 23, 2022, the comedy-drama television series The Bear tells Carmy, a young fine-dining chef, coming home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop. As he fights to transform the shop and himself, he works alongside a rough-around-the-edges crew that ultimately reveal themselves as his chosen family.

The sandwich shop interior is copied from the real-life Chicago shop Mr. Beef on Orleans, in River North. The creator was a frequent patron and friends with the son of the owner.

The Bear was nominated for Best Comedy Series at the Critics’ Choice Awards and Golden Globe Awards. Jeremy Allen White won Best Actor in a Comedy Series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Additionally, Ayo Edebiri was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

The Bear Cast

  • Jeremy Allen White as Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, an award-winning New York City chef de cuisine, who returns to his hometown of Chicago to run his late brother Michael’s failing restaurant
  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Richard “Richie” Jerimovich, the de facto manager of the restaurant and Michael’s old best friend
  • Ayo Edebiri as Sydney Adamu, a talented but inexperienced chef who joins The Beef as its new sous chef under Carmy
  • Lionel Boyce as Marcus, The Beef’s bread baker turned pastry chef, spurred on by Carmy’s mentoring
  • Liza Colón-Zayas as Tina, an acerbic and stubborn veteran line cook
  • Abby Elliott as Natalie “Sugar” Berzatto, Carmy and Michael’s younger sister and reluctant co-owner of The Beef

Is The Bear getting a season 2?

The Bear quickly had viewers talking when it premiered. In July 2022, it was renewed for a second season, which is set to premiere on June 22, 2023, and consist of 10 episodes.

White hinted at the larger story that could be explored in season 2. “To me, the whole first season feels almost like a prelude to what the show actually is,” he explained to GQ, noting that the true journey is Carmy opening up his own restaurant.

Bob Odenkirk, who plays criminal defender Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul, will join the second season, but Odenkirk’s role is still under wraps, but he is said to be playing a “guest role” on the show. Molly Gordon (Shiva Baby) will also be joining the second season. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until the season premiere in June to see how this all changes.

How to watch The Bear outside the U.S.?

Hulu is only available in the U.S., so if you’re outside the U.S., you’ll need a VPN(ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark or Astrill) to watch Hulu.

How to stream and download The Bear on Hulu for free?

Hulu is generous and offers one month free trial for its ad-supported plan($7.99/month) and No Ads plan($14.99/month).

Step 1: Head over to the Hulu website.

Step 2: Click Sign up for Hulu only. Sure, you can click the Disney Bundle for the best value but there’s no free trial for that, so you may prefer to consider upgrading to that after your free month.

Step 3: Choose which plan you want to sign up for. Only Hulu(No Ads) and Hulu offers one-month free trial. We strongly recommend the Hulu(No Ads) $14.99/month plan, as the ad-free plan also allows you to download movies and TV shows to watch offline on mobile devices.

Step 4: Add your email, password and other info to create your Hulu account.

Step 5: Add your billing info.

Now you have gotten the Hulu free trial. Start streaming The Bear for free from Hulu website or app.

Currently, Hulu is only available in the United States, Puerto Rico, and some locations in Japan. If you live elsewhere, you need to watch Hulu with VPN.

If you only want to experience the Hulu free trial and don’t want to get charged after the free trial. Remember to set a reminder and cancel Hulu subscription before the free trial ends. Don’t cancel it immediately, as if you cancel during your trial period, please keep in mind that you will lose access to Hulu immediately.

  • Head to your Account page on a computer or mobile browser.
  • Select Cancel under Your Subscription.
  • Select Continue to Cancel.
  • Select Cancel Subscription.

We strongly recommend you choose Hulu (No Ads) plan for the free one-month trial. Not only there is no ads, but also the ad-free plan allows you to download movies and TV shows for offline playback, while the ad-supported plan doesn’t support offline playback. Take your TV with you when you travel and watch without WiFi or data on supported mobile devices(Android, iOS and Fire tablet). 

Are there any download limits?

  1. You can have up to 25 downloads on five supported mobile devices at one time. 
  2. You’ll have access to your unwatched downloads for 30 days.
  3. Once you start playback, you’ll have 48 hours to finish watching before the download expires.
  4. Downloads are only available to watch on the device that was used to download them.
  5. Logging out of Hulu automatically deletes all downloaded videos from that device.
  6. If you cancel your subscription, you won’t have access to the downloads, even you resubscribe later. 

How to download The Bear to watch offline with Hulu ad-supported plan?

If you subscribe to Hulu ad-supported plan, unfortunately you also can’t download movies and TV shows for offline playback.

If you want to watch The Bear offline while traveling or commuting, but only have ad-supported plan. Luckily, with the professional Pazu Hulu Video Downloader, you can download any Hulu movies and TV shows on Windows and Mac. What’s more, the videos are downloaded to MP4 format, which means you can watch them even after you cancelling Hulu subscription. Follow below steps and learn how to download Hulu movies and TV shows to MP4 and watch them offline 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.

Type the movie or TV show title in the search field.

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

Step 3. Choose video format/quality

Click 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 to MP4

Choose episodes you want to download and Click the Download button.

The selected episodes will be downloaded from Hulu to your computer in MP4.

After conversion, click History menu to view all downloaded videos and play them offline on any device.