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How to get the Disney+ upgrade with Hulu and ESPN+

Disney Plus bundles with Hulu and ESPN Plus
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Wondering how to get the Disney+ upgrade with Hulu and ESPN+? Although the $13.99 per month (opens in new tab) offer is a fantastic one (and amongst the best Disney+ bundles overall), it can raise a few questions. If you already own one of the three streaming services, do you need to cancel it and start again? Should you delete your account, or will you need to phone someone? Don't panic: it's easy, and we're here to take you through the process.

Getting the Disney+ upgrade isn't as complicated as it seems. More specifically, you won't need to cancel anything at all if you already own Disney, Hulu, and/or ESPN+. Because Disney owns all of these companies, they'll simply update your bill when you opt in to the bundle offer (regardless of where you click on it). 

What if you're coming in fresh and don't have any of the services yet? Simply click the button displayed on the Disney+ homepage (opens in new tab) and you'll be able to sign up for this money-saving bundle straight away. That's all there is to it.

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This is a great time to get Disney+ too as the new Cruella movie (once a separate premium purchase), will be available at no extra charge to all Disney+ subscribers from August 27. We're currently enjoying new weekly episodes of Marvel's What If...? spinoff series too. If you're into the Marvel movies, be sure to catch up on Wandavision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki TV shows to see what's been happening since the last Avengers movie.

For more research and info on deals, don't forget our page of Disney+ sign-up deals and our guide to the Disney+ gift card.

Here's a more detailed breakdown of how to upgrade your Disney+ package with the other services.

What if I already have Disney+?

Disney Plus upgrade

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If you already have Disney+ and want to get the Hulu / ESPN+ bundle added to your membership, it's not too tricky. All you need to do is sign in as normal on the Disney+ website (opens in new tab) or app, click on your profile, then click the menu that sits in the top right-hand side of the screen, and choose 'Account'. Once you're on the Account page, scroll down until you find a big Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu banner. Click it and follow the instructions. 

Once you're done, your bill will be updated with your Disney+ upgrade. Fear not - you won't be charged for a separate Disney+ sub and the bundle.

What if I already have Hulu?

Disney Plus upgrade

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Got an existing Hulu subscription? No worries. Upgrading to the bundle is straightforward. Head over to the Hulu website (opens in new tab), go to your account, click 'Manage Plans', and pick one of three options (the bundle mentioned above, Hulu and Disney+ by themselves, or an ad-free Hulu account with Disney+). All you need to do is click on the slider tab of the bundle you want, then Review Changes at the bottom of your screen. 

That means you can be enjoying Disney+Plus, Hulu, and / or ESPN Plus within moments thanks to this Disney+ upgrade.

What if I already have ESPN+?

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Already own an ESPN+ account? It's easy to sort out if you want that Disney+ upgrade. Use this Disney+ link (opens in new tab) or head to the ESPN+ website (opens in new tab), then follow the relevant instructions. And... well, that's it. Thankfully, it's a simple process.

As the official ESPN website help pages note, "Disney will provide you a credit against the bundle price in an amount equal to the effective monthly price of your existing subscription. If you purchased ESPN+ through an app store (Apple, Roku, etc)  you’ll need to link an ESPN account to your app store purchase."

If you have Disney+ and ESPN+, you should 100% get the Hulu bundle as the $72 annual saving means you get Hulu for free compared to paying for the other two streaming services on their own.

Can I just get ESPN+?

Absolutely! If you'd rather get ESPN+ by itself, that's possible as well. All you need to do is follow the link below - it'll cost $6.99 per month.

If you change your mind and decide to get the Disney+ upgrade at a later date, simply follow our advice above. You'll be enjoying the benefits of the bundle in no time.

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ESPN+ | $6.99 per month (opens in new tab)
That's a super low price for a lot of sport including UFC Fight Nights, baseball, soccer from around the world, tennis, and lots more. The fact that there's no contract involved is super sweet too as you can leave whenever you like if you don't need it pre-season or you're just picking for a one-off match or game. The bundle we mentioned earlier (opens in new tab) is much better value though if you want Hulu and Disney+ too for a few bucks more.

If you want to cancel ESPN+ or any of the above, it's an equally easy process. These services don't lock you into a contract, so you can always drop your membership entirely or return at a later date if you prefer.


Don't forget, you'll need a good screen for enjoying your new subscription. With that in mind, it's worth checking out the best gaming TVs - they'll show off your Disney+ upgrade at its best. Alternatively, be sure to check out the best OLED TV guide too.

Benjamin Abbott
Benjamin Abbott

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I have been writing about games in one form or another since 2012 and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.