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

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Wondering how to get the Disney Plus upgrade with Hulu and ESPN Plus? Although the $12.99 per month offer is a fantastic one (and amongst the best Disney Plus 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 Plus 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 Plus. 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). 

If you don't have any of the streaming services mentioned above, on the other hand? Well, it's really quite straightforward - simply click the button displayed on the Disney Plus homepage. That's all there is to it.

Unsure about whether you want Disney Plus in the first place? Be sure to check in on our Disney Plus review. It breaks down everything about the service, including how it stacks up against the competition. For more research and info on deals, don't forget our page of Disney Plus sign-up deals and our guide to the Disney Plus gift card.

Ready? Here's a more detailed breakdown of how to upgrade Disney Plus.

What if I already have Disney Plus?

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

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

Still unconvinced about the Disney streaming service? You can find out more about Disney Plus here.

What if I already have Hulu?

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Got an existing Hulu subscription? No worries. Upgrading to the bundle is straightforward. Head over to the Hulu website, go to your account, click 'Manage Plans', and pick one of three options (the bundle mentioned above, Hulu and Disney Plus by themselves, or an ad-free Hulu account with Disney Plus). 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 Plus upgrade.

What if I already have ESPN Plus?

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Already own an ESPN Plus account? It's easy to sort out if you want that Disney Plus upgrade. Use this Disney Plus link or head to the ESPN Plus website, 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 Plus through an app store (Apple, Roku, etc)  you’ll need to link an ESPN account to your app store purchase."

Can I just get ESPN Plus?

Absolutely! If you'd rather get ESPN Plus by itself, that's possible as well. All you need to do is follow the link below - it'll cost $5.99 per month.

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

ESPN Plus | $5.99 per month
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 is much better value though if you want Hulu and Disney Plus too for a few bucks more.
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If you want to cancel ESPN Plus 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 on. With that in mind, it's worth checking out the best gaming TVs - they'll show off your Disney Plus upgrade at its best. Alternatively, be sure to check out the best 4K TVs under $500 if you're on a budget.

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