Hidden Disney Plus and Hulu Live TV bundle is made for cord-cutters

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Cord-cutters looking to get Disney Plus might be a bit annoyed that Disney's advertised Hulu bundle doesn't promote the Hulu with Live TV service. Fortunately, such a bundle-discount is there, and it gives you more of a discount than the $12.99 bundle does, so you can save some cash. Here's what you need to know about the hidden Disney Plus and Hulu with Live TV bundle.

So, while the Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN Plus bundle saves you $4.98, those who want Hulu's other packages can get a hidden deal that will give you $5.99 of credit per month. That might sound crazy, but Hulu's live TV service ($44.99 per month right now, $54.99 in December) costs much more than standard Hulu.

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It's pretty simple to activate, too. All you need to do is sign up for Hulu with Live TV, and the sign up for ESPN Plus and Disney Plus using the same email address as you did for Hulu. This same trick works for ad-free Hulu and Disney Plus.

Then, you'll get $5.99 per month in credit from Disney, for as long as you subscribe to the service. Disney hides this detail deep in its Help Center. There's also some fine print found in Disney's sign-up info: if you subscribed to ESPN Plus via an app store purchase, you'll need to call Disney's customer support at 888-905-7888 to link the accounts.

So, to recap, while the $12.99 bundle saves you $4.98 per month (Disney Plus is $6.99, Hulu with ads is $5.99 and ESPN Plus is $4.99), Disney will give you $5.99 if you subscribe to Disney Plus, Hulu with Live TV and ESPN Plus on the same email address. If only you could get these savings without ESPN Plus.

Check out my Disney Plus review to see why I'd subscribe to it, with or without a bundle.

Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN Plus bundle:

About that standard Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN Plus bundle: as it might give some viewers enough to cut the cable (even without live TV), for the same price as Netflix's standard package. But unlike Netflix, Disney Plus throws in 4K Ultra-HD video with 4 simultaneous streams, which costs $15.99 on Netflix.

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.

  • sirusa
    What you think about Hulu price. I think it's a bit expensive. SlingTV on the other hand is more customizable and more pocket friendly and get free 1 week trial with discount.