As new streaming services pop up, attractive bundle offers and deals are on the rise to keep up with the growing competition. So it makes sense for streaming services to team up with phone and internet providers and come up with mutually-beneficial, cost-effective bundles. Even leading streaming services like Hulu have partnered with Sprint, the cell phone and wireless provider for a similar offer.
In this post, we take a closer look at the Hulu and Sprint bundle to uncover the details of its offerings. So read on to find out how to get Hulu for free with Sprint and what you can get in the bundle.
What is the free Hulu promotion?
In a bid to attract new customers, Sprint has struck up a partnership with Hulu to offer free video streaming with its range of Sprint Unlimited phone plans. With this bundle, you get free access to the most basic Hulu plan, so you get to save some money on streaming every month.
Even existing subscribers to Hulu’s ad-supported plan can take advantage of this bundle by switching their billing from Hulu to Sprint. And your Hulu subscription automatically becomes part of your Sprint phone plan after that.
For existing subscribers with Hulu (No Ads) or any of the premium add-ons, you can still get the bundle by registering for a new account using a different email address. But note that this account will only give you free access to the ad-supported plan.
Although you have the option to upgrade from the ad-supported plan or get premium add-ons, those will no longer be free. So you’ll end up paying the same amount as a direct Hulu subscriber with a similar plan or add-on.
Am I eligible for the free Hulu offer with Sprint?
Keep in mind that the free Hulu bundle isn’t automatically available to every Sprint customer. Sprint only offers the bundle to new and existing customers under three of its Unlimited phone plans – Unlimited Basic, Unlimited Plus, and Unlimited Premium. That means you won’t get Hulu free with Sprint’s Unlimited Kickstart plan, which lets you use your own device to connect to the phone service.
What is Sprint Unlimited?
Sprint Unlimited refers to a set of phone plans that offer unlimited data, talk time, and text nationwide. In addition, these plans also come with roaming capabilities, offering free text and basic data in 200 destinations worldwide.
Sprint Unlimited plans will set you back between $60/mo. and $80/mo. depending on the tier. Each tier offers different mobile hotspot limits, streaming quality, and perks. The top-tier plan, Unlimited Premium, even comes with free access to other streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and Tidal.
Check out the table below for more details about what you can get with the three qualifying Sprint Unlimited Plans. Note that the pricing info is for a single line, but you can add more lines for an additional fee. Military members qualify for special offers and discounts.
|Sprint Unlimited Basic||Sprint Unlimited Plus||Sprint Unlimited Premium|
|Streaming quality||DVD-quality SD||HD||Full HD|
|Mobile hotspot||500 MB LTE||50 GB LTE||100 GB LTE|
What is the Hulu with Limited Commercials plan?
Hulu with Limited Commercials, otherwise known as the ad-supported plan, is the most basic version of the streaming service. As you can tell by the name, this plan comes with a fair number of commercials, although they’re not as disruptive as you might fear.
It has a robust content collection, letting you watch thousands of movies and shows along with exclusive originals. This includes timeless classics like 30 Rock, ER, Grey’s Anatomy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and One Tree Hill. Or you can also enjoy animated shows like Adventure Time, Bordertown, Daria, Family Guy, Futurama, and Rick and Morty.
Popular movies in the Hulu content library include a mix of classics and contemporary titles such as Abominable, Footloose, How to Train Your Dragon, Parasite, Risky Business, and The Patriot. For those who enjoy exclusivity, Hulu also has a bunch of exclusive titles and hit originals. This includes Damsel, Delivered, Ingrid Goes West, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Nightingale, The Quiet One, and Untouchable.
Separate from the bundle, this plan will normally cost you $5.99/mo. so you get to save some money if you get it from Sprint. In addition, you can also customize your Hulu plan with add-ons for premium channels like CINEMAX, HBO, and STARZ. But you’ll have to pay the same fee as a direct Hulu subscriber to get these add-ons. The Sprint bundle doesn’t include Hulu with Live TV, so keep that in mind when making your decision too.
How do I set up my Sprint Hulu account?
The process of adding Hulu to your Sprint Unlimited plan is pretty straightforward:
- After logging into your Sprint account, go to sprint.com/hulu.
- Click on the Activate Now button and add Hulu to your Sprint account.
- Once you complete the signup process, Sprint will send you an activation link via text on your registered phone number. Click on this link to complete the registration process.
- Enter your email address to log in to your existing Hulu account or create a new one, and that’s it.
Sprint Hulu FAQ
Can I bundle or upgrade the free Hulu Sprint offer?
Yes. You have the option to bundle your free Hulu plan with premium add-ons. But note that these add-ons aren’t a part of your plan, so you’ll have to pay the indicated fee to get them.
What if I am already an existing Hulu subscriber?
If you’re an existing Hulu subscriber, you can still take advantage of the free offer by using your registered email address to add Hulu to your Sprint Unlimited plan. Once you complete this process, Hulu will no longer bill you for your subscription.
What happens if I cancel my Sprint wireless plan?
Canceling your Sprint wireless plan will automatically cancel your bundled Hulu subscription as well, although you can still access the service during the remainder of your billing cycle.
Can I stream Hulu on devices other than my Sprint device?
You only need your Sprint device for the registration process. Once you’ve added Hulu to your Sprint account, you can stream it from any Hulu-supported device.