How to cancel Hulu

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Looking for advice on how to cancel Hulu? We won't try to stop you (Hulu will). Whether you want to cancel because Hulu's next month of new shows and movies looks meh or because you're annoyed by their price hike up to $6.99 per month (or more if you've got Hulu with Live TV, one of the best cable TV alternatives), we've got seven easy steps to getting rid of Hulu

There's also a bit of good news. Even if you cancel your Hulu account today, you won't necessarily lose access to it. I just followed these steps to cancel my own Hulu account — not kidding, it was time — but I'll still have it for the remainder of my billing cycle. That way, I get to watch a little more of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

Hulu may seem cheap at $6.99 per month, but those monthly charges stack up fast. Therefore, many people may never even think to look up how to cancel Hulu, because they're thinking it's cheap enough.

But if you know you're not getting that much value from your subscription, it's time to cut the cord and move along. Because if you keep forgetting, you'll wind up spending $70 on a year of Hulu without realizing it, when you could have spent a third or less of that, while still getting a decent amount of hours out of that same account.

How to cancel Hulu in 7 easy steps

We've just double-checked these steps, and they still work!

1. Sign into in a web browser and hover over the profile icon in the top right corner.

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2. Select Account in the panel that opens. 

how to cancel Hulu — Select Account.

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3. You may be asked to enter your password and log in.

how to cancel Hulu — enter your password

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4. Scroll down the page (the option is some way down) and select Cancel Your Subscription.

how to cancel Hulu — scroll down to Cancel your subscription

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5. Hulu will try to prevent you from canceling. Select Continue To Cancel.

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6. Now Hulu is getting desperate and wants to know why you're canceling. Select an option (it doesn't matter which) and click Continue To Cancel. 

how to cancel Hulu — needy Hulu needs a reason

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7. OK, you're almost out. You may get an offer to stay, such as one free month of Hulu, as I did. 

Ignore this and just select Cancel Subscription. Otherwise, you could wind up getting billed again. 

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Congratulations, you've successfully canceled your Hulu account! 

Now that you're done with team green, can we interest you in our guides to the best streaming services and best Netflix shows? And if you're having trouble loading the latter, might we suggest checking in with Netflix customer service?

But since streaming isn't just about Netflix and Hulu, and your budget may be stretched by other services, we've got instructions for how to cancel a Peacock subscription and how to cancel Starz on Amazon.

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Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.