Here is TL; The DR version to sign up for ad-free Hulu as part of the Disney + package:
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How to sign up for the Disney Plus package with Ad-Free Hulu
Signing up for the package is as easy as following the instructions on the registration page. If you don't already have one of the other services, the easiest way is to get started with all three. But the Hulu sub in the accompanying deal is the base Hulu subscription rather than the commercial $ 11.99 free version (which I personally think is worth the extra pair of bucks).
If you would like to upgrade your Disney + and Hulu packages to the superior ad-free version, you can sign up for ad-free Hulu BEFORE signing up for the Disney + packaged deal. From there, choose the $ 11.99 version without ads or upgrade your existing Hulu subscription package. I can't stress enough how much better Hulu is without ads, so it's really worth the extra $ 6 a month
There are two ways to upgrade to the more expensive version of $ 11.99: you can sign up separately for the commercial free version explained above, or you can visit your Hulu account page and upgrade from there.
Can I upgrade my Hulu account if I subscribe via the Disney Plus package?
The bad news is that you cannot upgrade to ad-free Hulu if you subscribe via the Disney + package. According to Hulu's help page, if you create a new Hulu account and are billed via Disney + "you will not be able to switch to another Hulu plan or sign up for any add-ons." The first line is that if you want ad-free Hulu, you must create the account before signing up for the Disney + package.
How to sign up for the Disney + package if you already have Hulu or ESPN +
It is extremely easy to get the package if you are already subscribed to one of the other services. Visit the Disney + bundle registration page and use the same email address you use for your Hulu or ESPN + account. That's all.
Disney + will then credit you $ 5.99 for your existing Hulu account and "a credit toward the package price in an amount equal to the effective monthly price of your existing subscription." If you are a monthly subscriber to ESPN +, that means you also get $ 4.99 a month. The important thing is that you sign up for Disney + with the same email address as the other two. Do it and your monthly bill will be reduced.
Should I download the package if I do not want ESPN +?
If you subscribe to Disney + and Hulu separately, you pay $ 12.98, so for literally just a penny more you can bundle it and get ESPN +. I'm a fan of ESPN + for the simple fact that it has Formula 1 racing, the entire 30-of-30 documentation series, and classic boxing matches like Ali vs. Frasier: The Thrilla in Manilla. I'm not going to change you if you have zero tolerance for all sports, but it's basically the same price, so … why not register for the whole package?
Get one year of Disney Plus free with Verizon
1-year Disney Plus free
There is a great deal if you are looking for a new data plan through Verizon: sign up for an unlimited data plan from Verizon Wireless, or sign up for Verizon Fios (check the site to see if your area has Verizon Fios coverage), and get one year Disney + free. If you have already signed up for Disney +, your bill will be held until the end of the free year, then it starts again. This means that if you are one of Disney + superfans who signed up for the three-year package deal, you have to keep the deal, you only get one extra year for free through Verizon. Nice.