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How to remove commercials from your Hulu account

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Hulu is one of the most popular streaming services out there, offering a great way to keep up with a healthy assortment of today's broadcast shows and Hulu's own original shows. But no one likes to watch commercials. Thankfully, turning commercials off on Hulu is super easy.

Basically, it all comes down to choice, as there is no secret trick you need to know. Whether you have commercials or not on Hulu comes entirely down to what Hulu subscription option you select (has to be traditional Hulu, can't avoid commercials of live TV broadcasts on Hulu with Live TV).

But, if your current Hulu subscription includes advertising, it's an easy enough process to switch to ads-free and you can do it either on your computer or smartphone. Read on to learn how.

How to remove commercials from your Hulu account from your computer

  1. Open Hulu's website (opens in new tab)
  2. Hover your mouse over your name in the upper-right corner, then "select Account."
  3. Scroll down to the "Your Subscription" section.
  4. Click "Manage" next to "Add-ons."
  5. Scroll down to the "Switch Plans" section.
  6. Click the switch inside the "No commercials" section.
  7. Click "Review Changes" near the bottom of the screen.
  8. The next screen will show how much — if any — you'll be charged to switch plans.
  9. Click "Confirm: near the bottom of the screen.

That's it! You won't see any more commercials when you watch your favorite shows and movies.

How to remove commercials from your Hulu account on your smartphone

It's essentially the same process for switching your account to no commercials on your smartphone, but just for reference:

  1. Open the Hulu app.
  2. Tap "Account" in the lower-right corner.
  3. Re-enter your password.
  4. Scroll down to the "Your Subscription" section.
  5. Tap "Manage" next to "Add-ons."
  6. Scroll down to the "Switch Plans" section.
  7. Tap "the switch" inside the "No commercials" section.
  8. Tap "Review Changes" near the bottom of the screen.
  9. The next screen will show how much — if any — you'll be charged to switch plans.
  10. Tap "Confirm" near the bottom of the screen.

Do note that if you're already a subscriber and are switching from the ads plan to the ad-free plan, you're not going to get a new Hulu free trial. That's only available for new customers. But if it still bothers you, or you're just looking to compare live offerings, definitely take a look at YouTube TV vs. Hulu