Is Hulu Free With Spotify in 2022? (Answered)

Hulu is one of the most popular streaming services out there. But can you get Hulu for free with a Spotify account?

Yes, Hulu can be free with Spotify, but only with the Spotify for Students Premium subscription. To get Hulu with ads for free through Spotify, you must be a current student at an American university. You have to be over 18 and will use your student ID to prove your student status.

Read on to learn how to activate and troubleshoot your free Hulu subscription with the Spotify for Students Premium subscription.

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Is Hulu Still Free With Spotify?

Yes, you can still get a free Hulu account through Spotify, but only with the Spotify for Students Premium subscription. You have to be 18 years old, a current student at an American University, and have a student ID to use as proof of enrollment. To keep your student status with Spotify you will have to upload student information every year. You can only use Spotify for Students for 4 years, starting with when you first subscribed.

There are currently no other free Hulu offers through Spotify, but there are promotions from time to time that will offer you free Hulu through Spotify so keep an eye out!

How To Activate Free Hulu On Spotify

Signing up for Spotify Premium Student Plan
Signing up for Spotify Premium Student Plan

Activating your free Hulu with ads account through Spotify is a pretty simple process. Just follow these steps (via

  1. Sign up for a Spotify Premium Student plan (which costs 4.99$ a month) and prove that you are a current student at an American university.
  2. Log in to your new Spotify for Students account.
  3. Go to “Account Overview”. Should be at the top of the menu on the left-hand side.
  4. Select “Activate Hulu”.
  5. Complete the required fields and follow the prompts to set up your Hulu account.
  6. Stream Hulu on any supported device.

Spotify also allows you to link previously created Hulu accounts to your new Spotify for Students subscription. If you already have a Hulu account that you are paying for and would like to link it with your Spotify subscription to get it for free, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure your current Hulu account is billed directly through Hulu and not a third party.
  2. Make sure that the email linked to your Spotify and Hulu accounts are the same.
  3. Use the activation link as described in the steps above and you will be able to merge the accounts.

Use the “Your Services” tab (third from top of the Account menu) to see and manage services linked to your Spotify account, including your free Hulu subscription.

To view the help page for activating your Hulu account, click here.

How Does Hulu Work With Spotify?

Spotify manages your Hulu subscription for you and you sign up for Hulu using the activation link in your Spotify account. As long as you keep your Spotify for Student subscription active, you will have access to your free Hulu account. If you become ineligible for the Student subscription, you will have to move to a standard Spotify Premium account and will lose access to the free Hulu deal.

Is There A Free Hulu Trial With Spotify?

There is a free trial for Spotify for Students that comes with a free month of Hulu. Currently, there are no other offers through Spotify that will get you a free Hulu trial. You can get a free trial of any subscription to Hulu by signing up on directly.

Why Is Free Hulu With Spotify Not Working?

There are two reasons that your Hulu with Spotify account is not working: your Spotify subscription lapsed or you lost your student status and have been switched to a normal Spotify Premium subscription. Here are some fixes for both of these issues.

Spotify Subscription Lapsed

Updating Card Information to Make Your Spotify Hulu Working
Updating Card Information to Make Your Spotify Hulu Working

Most of the time your Spotify subscription lapses it is because you did not update your credit card information after you received a new card. Follow these steps to update card information:

  1. Click on your Spotify Username on the desktop app or web browser version of Spotify and select “Account” from the dropdown menu. This will open your account in a web browser
  2. You will automatically be taken to Account Overview, if you scroll down you should see your card information on the right.
  3. Click on Update below your card info to update your credit card and get your Spotify and Hulu accounts back up and running.

Lost Student Status

Spotify will prompt you to prove your student status yearly to keep your Spotify for Student account active. This prompt will usually come in an email and you will go through the same student verification you went through when you made the account. If you miss this email and do not verify, you will automatically be switched to a Spotify Premium subscription.

Premium doesn’t come with a Hulu subscription, so you will automatically lose access to your Hulu account. If this happens to you, look for the student verification email and go through the verification process to regain your Spotify for Students status.

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