If you want an easy way to catch up on the latest TV shows, documentaries and movies, you’ll want to take advantage of Hulu’s current deal, which gets you 30 days of free access to the service. Use the month to watch award nominees like The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Palm Springs, Normal People, The Great, and Ramy and all the other films and series people are buzzing about right now.
The one-month free trial is one of the best streaming offers available online, besting the 7-day free trials offered by Netflix and Apple TV+ (Amazon also offers a 30-day free trial to Amazon Prime, which gets you access to Prime Video, in addition to a host of shopping benefits).
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Hulu is one of the few streaming services that still offer any type of free trial; Disney+ recently ended their free trial offer (conveniently just before Hamilton’s premiere), and the new streamer, Peacock, launches with a “free tier” that gets you onto the platform, but severely limits what you can watch.
Hulu’s deal gets you instant access to the streaming service, with unlimited ad-supported viewing (I.e. you may occasionally see ads on screen). Hulu says it now has hundreds of thousands of hours of content, from original series (think Pen15 and The Handmaid’s Tale) to big movies and documentaries (Parasite, Hillary). Use the service for a month, and you can choose to continue on at a rate of $5.99/month or you can cancel your subscription at anytime. There’s no commitment needed to access the 30-day free trial deal.
Hulu is also offering a streaming + Live TV deal, which gets you more than 60 live TV channels in addition to all of Hulu’s streaming shows and movies. You can test drive that service with a 7-day free trial here. Get the first week free and then renew for just $54.99/month.
Of course any Hulu deal will limit you to Hulu-specific programming. Still, with the recent success of award contenders like Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington’s Little Fires Everywhere, and the Andy Samberg-led Palm Springs (not to mention the thousands of classic films and TV shows) there’s plenty here to keep you occupied through your one-month trial — and beyond.
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