Hulu + Live TV Now Includes The Disney Bundle, How to Activate Your Disney+ & ESPN+ Accounts
How can you make the most of your Hulu + Live TV subscription? Today, Hulu + Live TV raised its prices by $5, but a subscription now includes The Disney Bundle (a $15 value). With The Disney Bundle, Hulu + Live TV subscribers can stream both Disney+ and ESPN+ at no additional cost.
While Disney+ and ESPN+ are now included in your Hulu + Live TV subscription, you will need to activate the services through Hulu if you would like to use them. Once you’ve completed the quick and simple activation process, you can begin streaming.
How to Activate Disney+ & ESPN+
- Log in to your Hulu account with your credentials.
- Find activations from your account page.
- Select activate for Disney+ and ESPN+.
- Follow the prompts to create new Disney+ and ESPN+ accounts.
Alternatively, if you have the email you received after signing up for Hulu + Live TV, you can click the activation link to begin the activation process.
After activating Disney+ and ESPN+ through your Hulu + Live TV subscription, you can start streaming.
On Disney+, you will find over 13,000 titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, The Muppets, and more. With ESPN+, you can access thousands of live sporting events, as well as “30 for 30,” “E:60,” and “The Last Dance.”
The price hike and The Disney Bundle coming to Hulu + Live TV were first announced in November. With a Hulu + Live TV subscription, subscribers can still access its SVOD service, too. The price hike and the addition of The Disney Bundle affect both new and existing subscribers. If you already pay for Disney+ or ESPN+, you will receive a credit for the service.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV is a live TV streaming service with more than 70 channels for $69.99/month. Hulu + Live TV base plan includes local channels, 33 of the top 35 cable channels, and regional sports networks (RSNs). Subscribers get free access to Disney+ and ESPN+ at no extra charge.
While Disney controls both Hulu and ABC, local Sinclair affiliates who broadcast ABC were dropped from Hulu on March 8, 2023 due to a carriage dispute. However, this was resolved nearly 8 weeks later and all 28 markets are back on the service.
That being said, for the content that Hulu Live TV has (which is plenty), the service provides an unlimited DVR with the ability to skip through commercials. You also have the option to upgrade for premium channels, unlimited screens, and commercial-free access to Hulu’s on-demand library.