Disney Plus bundle: everything there is to know about the Hulu and ESPN Plus plans

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Infiltrated with talking, cartoon animals, stories told from a land far, far away, and many a seamless Marvel superhero action sequence, for US subscribers Disney Plus might seem a touch limited for those looking for versatility in their streaming service. Luckily the Disney Plus bundle is to the rescue, bringing up to three great services under one great value monthly rate.

While international audiences can benefit from the Star hub, the Disney Plus bundle unlocks gritty, critically acclaimed entertainment from Hulu, and sports coverage from ESPN Plus for those in the US.

Intrigued? We can guide you through the best Disney Plus shows and movies to watch with the bundle below.

How to upgrade Disney Plus to the bundle

Even with the Disney Plus price erring on the more affordable side where streaming services are concerned, it likely won't suit those not falling into the younger demographic, or on the days you're not after a shot of nostalgia. That's why the Disney Plus bundle is a great upgrade from the bog-standard Disney Plus plan - and one of the best streaming deals we love to recommend.

With new pricing and an ad-supported plan introduced on December 8, the Disney Plus bundle has seen some tweaks, too. You now have three different options:

  • Duo Basic (opens in new tab): Disney Plus + Hulu $9.99/month
  • Trio Basic (opens in new tab): Disney Plus, Hulu, + ESPN Plus $12.99/month (With Ads)
  • Trio Premium (opens in new tab): Disney Plus, Hulu, + ESPN Plus $19.99/month (No Ads)

Broken down, individually they cost:

  • Disney Plus: $10.99 a month ($7.99 a month with ads)
  • ESPN Plus: $9.99 a month
  • Hulu (with ads): $7.99 a month
  • Hulu (without ads): $14.99 a month

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Taking the Trio Basic bundle, then, you'd be looking at a cost of $25.97 a month for all three. With the bundle, you're paying just $12.99 a month (opens in new tab) - that's almost a $13 saving.

Opt for Hulu and Disney Plus without ads as a part of your bundle and it'll cost $19.99 a month, otherwise costing $35.97 a month separately. 

You can also bundle just Hulu with Disney Plus together now. Get the ad-supported plan for only $9.99 a month. That's just $2 more than getting Disney Plus on its own.

For those who want Hulu with Live TV, you can get Disney Plus essentially free in its $69.99 a month plan (opens in new tab) ($68.99 a month without). Want to forego ads on Hulu and Disney Plus? You're looking at a rate of  $82.99 a month (opens in new tab).

What can I watch on Disney Plus?

Want to step into the realms of fairytales, magic, and childhood nostalgia? Disney Plus has got you covered with its library of Disney classics - and then some. 

On top of Disney and Pixar throwback titles, Disney Plus is home to many a Disney Plus Original, such as Obi-Wan Kenobi and She-Hulk. It's also the place to watch the long-anticipated sequel to Hocus Pocus - streaming now.

With all 31 seasons of The Simpsons, you'll also be able to watch the Marvel movies in order. Not to mention, you can find some of the best Disney Plus movies.

There are even documentaries from National Geographic, including The World According to Jeff Goldburg and Apollo: Missions to the Moon.

Young or old, it's fair to say nothing quite hits the heart like a movie straight out of the Disney and Pixar machine, making this the platform for avid Disney fans in particular.

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What can I watch on Hulu with the Disney Plus upgrade?

TV shows and movies might be sorted for the younger viewers in your household with Disney Plus, but what about when you want to settle down and binge something with a bit more grit. Hulu has got you covered with a ton of fantastic, compelling titles.

Hulu is the place to watch The Handmaid's Tale season 5, as well as Hulu Originals like Little Fires Everywhere and The Dropout, staring Amanda Seyfried. It's home to the latest Sally Rooney adaptation Conversation with Friends, and Steve Carrel's eerie-looking The Patient.

Also available to stream now is Nine Perfect Strangers, Fire Island, and new streaming home, same family: The Kardashians. For movie nights, you'll find plenty of box office hits such as Spencer, Tenet, and Palm Springs.

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Disney Plus bundle: what can I watch on ESPN Plus?

If there's one glaring aspect of entertainment missing from Disney Plus' roster, the answer is probably sport. Thankfully, with the Disney Plus bundle, the inclusion of ESPN Plus more than caters for sporting spectators.

As well as hosting live sports including UFC live streams (with access to exclusive PPV events, too), NHL, college basketball, and the Emirates FA Cup, ESPN Plus also has its very own original titles exclusive to the streaming platform. 

From Peyton’s Places with Peyton Manning, to Stephen A’s World with Stephen A. Smith, these ESPN Plus Originals give insight into key sport personalities and their craft to their chosen game.

ESPN Plus subscribers also get complete access to the 30 for 30 library. This includes the likes of The Infinite Race, all about an indigenous community in Mexico called the Tarahumara who kickstarted the barefoot ultrarunning craze, now devastated by drug cartels.

Alice Marshall
eCommerce Editor

Alice is eCommerce Editor at Future with a focus on streaming services, such as Disney Plus and HBO Max, and VPN. She predominantly writes buying and streaming service guides, as well as how to watch articles. Previously a Commercial Content Writer at Trusted Reviews, Alice has five years experience giving online buying advice, and over two years writing about consumer tech.