How to cancel your hulu subscription

When you own a popular streaming device such as Roku, you can lose track of all your subscriptions. Sometimes, certain services offer free trials that automatically turn to monthly subscriptions if you’re not careful enough.

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Even if something like that happens, and you’re left with an unwanted service, you should know how to cancel your subscription. This article will explain different methods of canceling your Hulu subscription on a Roku device.

If You’re Subscribed from Roku

If you’ve linked a payment gateway to your Roku account you can purchase channels and streaming services directly through the device. This allows you to manage and pay all your subscriptions from one place – your Roku player or a Roku TV.

Even if you’re unsure whether your Hulu subscription is charged through your Roku, you’ll know after you try this method out. You can unsubscribe in two ways – from your Roku player or from your online Roku account (using your web browser). Let’s cover both methods.

Cancel Hulu from a Roku Streaming Device

If you want to unsubscribe from Hulu with a Roku device, you can do it both from the channel list and the Channel Store. Follow these steps for both methods:

  1. Hit the “Home” button on the Roku remote to access the Home screen.
  2. Go to the “Channel Store” menu.
  3. Select “Streaming Channels.”
    How to cancel your hulu subscription
    Alternatively, you can navigate the channel list to the right side of the screen using your remote’s arrow buttons.
  4. Highlight the Hulu channel.
  5. Press the “*” (asterisk) button on your Roku remote.
  6. Select “Manage subscription” to view additional options and subscription information.
  7. Go to “Cancel subscription.”

Confirm that you want to unsubscribe from the channel. You’ll be prompted whether you’d like to keep the channel until subscription ends or remove it right away. Since Hulu will charge you the full subscription price either way, you can keep the channel until it’s due.

Cancel Hulu Online Using Your Roku Account

If you prefer managing your subscriptions online, you can do so from Roku’s official web page. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open your web browser (on your computer, tablet, smartphone) and go to the official Roku account page.
  2. Enter your Roku credentials.
  3. Press the “Sign in” button.
    How to cancel your hulu subscription
  4. Hover with the cursor over the “Welcome [your name]” tab at the top of the screen. A dropdown menu should appear.
  5. Select “Manage your subscriptions.”
    A new page will open, displaying all the channels that you’re subscribed to directly through Roku. You can see the subscription type (price and time period), status (active or inactive), and when it will expire.
  6. Locate your Hulu subscription.
  7. Click the “Unsubscribe” button on the right side of the Hulu icon.
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Note: If you can’t find the Hulu subscription, you’re probably not subscribed through Roku. Instead, you’ll need to cancel your Hulu subscription directly via Hulu. Proceed to the next section.

Cancel Subscription Directly from Hulu

If you’ve subscribed to Hulu directly, you need to access your account on the official Hulu web page. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open your browser and go to the Hulu account page.
  2. Sign into your account with your Hulu credentials (or via Facebook Login).
  3. Hover with your mouse over your profile icon at the top-right of the Hulu Home page.
  4. Select “Account.”
  5. Find “Cancel Your Subscription” under the “Your Subscription” section.
  6. Click the “Cancel” button next to it.
    Hulu will then offer you to pause the subscription, instead of canceling it. If you opt for this, you’ll still be able to access your account and you won’t be charged until you resume the subscription. This is a viable option if you’re still in two minds about canceling the service. If you want to subscribe permanently, proceed.
  7. Select the “Continue to cancel” button at the bottom-right of the screen.
  8. Pick a reason for your cancelation and press the same button again.

If you see a “We’ll miss ya, [your name]…” window next, just select “Go to Account.” This means that your account is canceled and that your Hulu subscription will stop. You won’t be able to access the account from your Roku either.

Different Payment Methods – Different Cancelation

As you see, your payment method affects the way that you can cancel your subscription. However, there’s no difference in subscription fee or period. The only upside of subscribing via Roku player is that all your subscriptions can be charged together, keeping them neat and organized.

On the other hand, some users prefer their subscriptions charged separately. That’s especially convenient if you didn’t want to give any payment information to Roku. Regardless of your choice – cancelation is easy.

Do you subscribe directly from Roku to all your streaming channels? Why? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Hulu + Live TV is a pretty great streaming Live TV service. But it may not be for everyone. So some users may want to cancel their Hulu + Live TV subscription, or at least pause it and save some money. As we approach Hulu’s next price increase in a couple of days – jumping from $65 to $70 per month – there’s likely to be quite a few people looking to cancel their account.

So here’s how you cancel your Hulu + Live TV subscription.

How to cancel Hulu + Live TV

Login to your Hulu account on a desktop or mobile device by going to the website. This cannot be done from the app, unfortunately.

Click on your name or profile photo in the upper-right hand corner, and click on Account.

From there, scroll down to the bottom, and find “Cancel your Subscription” and click on “Cancel”. This is at the very bottom of the page.

How to cancel your hulu subscription

From there, you’ll see an option to switch to regular Hulu. Or to pause your account. If you don’t want to do either, click on “Continue to Cancel” it’s a black button at the very bottom of the page.

How to cancel your hulu subscription

On the next screen, you will see Hulu asking why you are leaving. Unlike other services, you do need to click on one, and then click “Continue to Cancel”.

How to cancel your hulu subscription

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Because Hulu doesn’t want to lose you as a customer, it will offer you a month of Hulu for free. If you want to take advantage of that, tap on the “Take offer” button. If not, click on “Cancel Subscription” at the bottom.

And now you’ll see a confirmation about your cancellation. From there, you can tap on the “Go to account” button.

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Now that your account is canceled, you will not get charged when it renews. But you will still have access to your account until the end of your billing cycle. Hulu does not prorate like some cable companies might.

Should I pause it instead?

You also have the option to pause your account instead of just straight up canceling it. Basically what pausing your account does, is put it on pause. So you won’t get charged while it is paused, but you also won’t be able to use the service. This will keep your recordings intact, as well as anything you’ve put into “My Stuff”.

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Pausing is a good option if you want to return to Hulu + Live TV in a couple of months. Hulu will let you pause for a period of 1 week up to 12 weeks. So you can pause your account for as long as three months. Which is quite nice. Especially if you have a lot of shows you watch in the fall and winter, but nothing in the summer. You could pause your account then and save some cash.

That’s one of the beautiful things about cord-cutting. Is that you can pause it whenever you want, and save some money. Which is definitely really nice.

Hulu is an awesome streaming service (and we would know: We reviewed Hulu and reviewed Hulu + Live TV), but it’s not for everyone. We know that despite Hulu’s wide variety of shows and movies, and relatively low price, some of you will want to part ways with the streaming service. And that’s why we’re here to help you cancel your Hulu subscription!

This is our step-by-step guide to canceling your paid Hulu subscription. We’ll walk you through the process so that you can walk away from that monthly bill.

Step 1: Log In

How to cancel your hulu subscription

You won’t be able to cancel without logging in first! Don’t be fooled by Hulu’s free offerings – if you don’t see your name in the upper-right corner, then you’re not logged in yet. Click on “LOG IN” and fill out your information. If you’ve forgotten your password, you’ll be able to recover it through email.

Step 2: Click on “Account”

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Now that you’re logged in, your name should replace “LOG IN” in the upper right-hand corner. Hover over your name to reveal a drop-down menu, and click on “Account.”

Step 3: Click on “Cancel Subscription”

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Your account page should look like the screenshot above. The top white box on the right side of the screen is the one we want – the one with your basic account information. At the bottom of that box are links labeled “Put Subscription on Hold” and “Cancel Subscription.” Putting your account on hold will suspend it temporarily, so that’s a good option if you’re leaving the country or going on a temporary budget. But this guide is for canceling your subscription, so go ahead and click on “Cancel Subscription.”

Step 4: Here We Go Again

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Of course, clicking “cancel” once is never enough. You’ll be sent to a new page and will be greeted with an amusing video from Hulu begging you to stay. Hulu will give lay out some other options (customer service, putting your account on hold), but don’t let them drag things out.

Click the box next to “I understand the terms of cancellation and want to cancel my account” to check it. That will make the button below (“Yes, cancel my subscription”) clickable. Click that button, and you’re all set! You should receive a confirmation email from Hulu.

One final note: if you cancel a free trial (like we did), your account will be cancelled immediately. If you cancel a paid membership, you’ll be allowed to keep using the service until the end of your billing cycle (that is, until you would have paid the next month’s fee).

Philo’s low-cost service is great, but if you’re just not feeling the “no sports” approach to skinny bundles anymore, it may be time to cancel. For those who want to know how to cancel your Philo subscription, this guide is for you.

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How to Cancel Your Philo Subscription

You can easily cancel your Philo subscription from any device, but we recommend doing it from a desktop or laptop computer, as apps sometimes offer a limited view of your subscription settings.

1. Go to your settings (top right corner profile pic)

How to cancel your hulu subscription

2. Click on the “account” tab at the top

How to cancel your hulu subscription

3. Scroll to the bottom and select “Cancel my account”

4. Optional: Select or type in a reason for canceling

How to cancel your hulu subscription

5. Finally, hit the red “CANCEL SUBSCRIPTION” button

Can I restart my Philo subscription later?

Yes! Philo will let you restart your subscription later, and you can still finish out the rest of the month of your subscription before you lose access to your favorite channels.

Are there are any good Philo alternatives?

Depending on the type of service you’re looking for, there may be several alternatives that meet your needs. If you just want to try another no-sports skinny bundle service, AT&T WatchTV is the only other major option on the market.

And if Philo was your primary source for Discovery Inc. channels, like Discovery, History, and HGTV, the new Discovery+ service might be a good on-demand alternative for Discovery Inc.’s large library of content.

However, if you’re looking to add some sports back into your live TV streaming options, you may want to consider fuboTV , Sling TV , Hulu + Live TV , YouTube TV , or AT&T TV Now .

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If there are specific channels you need, however, we recommend you use our Cord Cutter Express tool . This will let you select the channels and features you want, and discover which cord-cutting services fit your needs.

Other Great Streaming Services

Once you’ve canceled your Philo subscription, it’s quite easy to move on to bigger and better things.

For exclusive, high-end on-demand content, consider signing up for Disney+. You can cancel Disney+ just as easily as you did Philo.

For a live TV alternative, Hulu+Live TV offers an incredibly large selection of channels for a competitive price and includes sports (which you won’t find with Philo).

You may even want to consider ESPN+, which is a low-cost sports option great for a variety of sports, including MLS and UFC.

FuboTV’s sports-centric option is among the best on the market. Still, if you’ve grown tired of sports or the service’s slightly higher price, it may be time to move on. For those of you who want to know how to cancel your fuboTV subscription, this guide’s for you.

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How to Cancel Your fuboTV Subscription

You can easily cancel your fuboTV subscription from any device, but we recommend doing it from a desktop or laptop computer, as apps sometimes offer a limited view of your subscription settings.

1. Click on “Menu” on the top right, and then “My Account”

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Source: fuboTV

2. Click on “Subscription & Billing” on the left

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Source: fuboTV

3. Scroll down and click on “Cancel Subscription”

Source: fuboTV

4. Choose a cancellation reason, then select “CONTINUE”

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Source: fuboTV

5. Click “Cancel” in the “Are You Sure?” pop-up window

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Source: fuboTV

Can I restart my fuboTV subscription later?

If you were on a free trial, fuboTV will cancel your trial. However, if you already paid for a month of service, fuboTV will let you finish your current billed month before canceling completely. Your account will stay active, however, so you can renew your account later, but you will no longer be billed.

Are there are any good fuboTV alternatives?

You won’t find many services that offer as many sports channels as fuboTV, but there are other options that do carry a good number of sports channels. You may want to consider Sling TV , Hulu + Live TV , YouTube TV , AT&T TV Now, or Vidgo as alternatives to fuboTV.

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Other Great Streaming Services

You’ll find that fuboTV isn’t the only service that’s easy to cancel. If you’ve signed up for the exclusive on-demand content from Disney+, that service takes just seconds to cancel, as well. Even Hulu+Live TV (which offers a comparable TV streaming option) and ESPN+ (your exclusive source for UFC) provide quick and easy service cancellation methods.

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How to cancel your hulu subscription

Whether you signed up for the Disney+ seven-day trial or were given a year-long membership from Verizon for free, here’s how to cancel your subscription before you have to start paying for the streaming service.

Start by visiting the Disney+ website on your computer or smartphone. From there, log in to your account.

Note: You’ll be taken to the Disney+ website if you attempt to cancel your plan from the Android, iPhone, or iPad mobile app. It’s faster to start from a web browser.

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Desktop users should now select the account holder’s profile.

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Hover over your avatar photo in the top-right corner of the window and then select the “Account” option from the pop-up menu.

If you’re using a mobile browser on your phone or tablet, after logging in, you will need to scroll to the bottom of the page and tap the “Manage Account” link.

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Locate the “Subscriptions” heading near the bottom of the page. Select the “Billing Details” link to proceed.

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Click or tap on the “Cancel Subscription” link in the “Disney+ Subscription” section.

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Finally, if you’re sure you want to cancel your Disney+ subscription, select the large, red “Complete Cancellation” button. Choose the “No, Go Back” button to keep the streaming service.

How to cancel your hulu subscription

When you choose to cancel your Disney+ subscription, you retain access to your account through the remainder of your billing period. Once your cancellation takes effect, you can reactivate the streaming service and regain access to your favorite Disney movies and TV shows.

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Xbox Live Gold comes with a lot of benefits, like free games each month, but it doesn’t make sense to stay subscribed if you aren’t actively using the Xbox network service. Whether you just want to take a break, or you’re done with the service forever, you have to follow some very specific steps to cancel your Xbox Live Gold subscription, or Microsoft will continue to charge you each time it comes up for renewal.

How to Cancel Xbox Live Gold

The easiest way to cancel Xbox Live Gold, without talking to a customer service agent, is to use the Xbox website. You can use this site to cancel your subscription immediately, turn off your recurring subscription, or even get a refund for any Xbox Live Gold subscription time you haven't yet used.

Navigate to xbox.com and log in to the Xbox Network account associated with your Xbox Live Gold subscription.

Select your profile icon in the upper right corner of the page.

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Select Subscriptions.

Locate the Xbox Live Gold section on the Services & subscriptions page.

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If you subscribe to a lot of Microsoft services, you may need to scroll down.

In the Xbox Live Gold section, select Manage.

Locate the Payment settings section.

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Select Cancel.

Choose whether or not to end your subscription immediately, then select Next.

If you choose to end immediately, you may be entitled to a partial refund. You will also lose access to all of the Xbox Live Gold benefits upon accepting.

Select Confirm cancellation.

How to Turn Off Xbox Live Auto-Renewal

If you're currently using Xbox Live Gold, but you're afraid you'll eventually stop using it and forget to cancel, you can turn off automatic renewals right now. This allows you to continue using Xbox Live Gold, and you maintain access to the free games that come with the subscription while it's active, but you won't accidentally spend a bunch of money on a renewal later on.

Turning off Xbox Live Gold auto-renewal works a lot like canceling the service, and when you cancel you actually have the option to simply cancel future payments. When you turn off recurring billing, you retain access to all of the Xbox Live Gold features until the end of your current subscription period. At that time, you have the option to renew manually if you're still using the service.

Here's how to turn off Xbox Live Gold auto-renewal:

Navigate to xbox.com and log in to the Xbox Network or Microsoft account associated with your Xbox Live Gold subscription.

Select your profile icon in the upper right corner of the page.

Select Subscriptions.

Locate the Payment settings section.

Select Change.

Select Turn off recurring billing.

How to cancel your hulu subscription

If you prefer, you can select Switch plan instead to change to either a monthly or a yearly subscription.

Select Confirm cancellation.

What Happens When You Cancel an Xbox Live Subscription?

When you cancel your Xbox Live Gold subscription, one of two things can happen:

  • If you cancel your Xbox Live Gold recurring payment or turn off automatic renewal, nothing changes immediately. You retain access to all Xbox Live Gold features until your remaining subscription time runs out.
  • If you cancel your subscription and receive a partial refund, you immediately lose access to all Xbox Live Gold features, including online play, voice chat, and Games With Gold.

Canceling your Xbox Live Gold subscription doesn't cancel your Xbox network account. You keep your gamertag, your saved game files, your achievements, and any digital games and downloadable content (DLC) you purchased through the service.

How to cancel your hulu subscription

Xbox Live subscribers with Xbox 360 consoles who obtained free games through the Games With Gold program are allowed to keep and play those games even without an active Xbox Live Gold subscription.

Xbox One games provided through the Games With Gold program are only available so long as you maintain an active Xbox Live Gold subscription. When you cancel your subscription, you lose access to Games With Gold. You regain access to these games if you subscribe again in the future, but they are unavailable as long as your Xbox Live Gold account remains canceled.

An Xbox Live Gold subscription is no longer required to use Party Chat, Looking 4 Groups, and free-to-play multiplayer features on the Xbox network.

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You’ll continue to get access to Premium Student with Hulu and SHOWTIME for up to 12 months from the date you subscribed, while the services are available. To remain subscribed, students can re-verify their eligibility once every 12 months, for a maximum of 3 additional 12 month periods. If you cannot re-verify at the end of any 12 month period, you’ll no longer be eligible for Premium Student.

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