Hulu's Cyber Monday offer is 2022's best streaming TV deal – but it ends very soon

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Cyber Monday is in full swing and, as a result, time is running out to grab yourself a bargain. November 28 marks the final day of the biggest sales event of the year, meaning those extremely tempting deals will be no more very soon. So, if you're after some new tech before midnight ET/PT, you'll need to check out our Cyber Monday deals page.

When it comes to the world's best streaming services, there's always one platform that receives a hefty discount between Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Hulu. But, with Cyber Monday ending shortly, you'll need to act quick to grab its 2022 discount.

Right now, new and returning customers can sign up to a 12-month Hulu subscription for just $1.99 per month at Hulu.com (opens in new tab). That works out to less than $24 for the entire year, although you'll be signing up to the ads-based tier with this offer. Still, if you're not bothered about a few adverts being shown occasionally during binge watch sessions, this is a really good deal – and one you can cancel at any point if you're not enjoying what's on offer.

Hulu: Pay $1.99 a month for a whole year (opens in new tab)

Hulu: Pay $1.99 a month for a whole year (opens in new tab)
This streamer never disappoints when it comes to its Cyber Monday Hulu deals (opens in new tab) offering. Sign up to its With-Ads plan (usually costing $7.99 a month) and pay just $1.99 a month for 12 months. With a whole host of critically acclaimed TV shows and movies, this is entertainment not to be missed. Even better, once subscribed, you can add Disney Plus (opens in new tab) for only $2.99 extra a month and enjoy both for under $5. This deal expires Monday, November 28, so snap one up now.

Once Cyber Monday ends, the price of Hulu's ads-tier subscription will be bumped back up to its full price. It's incredibly unlikely that we'll see another price cut ahead of the holiday season – if previous years are anything to go by – so this is your final chance to sign up.

If you need some convincing about why Hulu's 12-month ads-based tier is worth investing in, allow us to explain why.

Jeremy Allen White in The Bear

The Bear isn't just a fantastic Hulu show – it's one of the best series of 2022. (Image credit: Hulu)

For starters, Hulu's back catalog is surprisingly fantastic. There are a number of great shows to check out, covering a wide range of genres so fans of all kinds will find something worth streaming.

In the past two years alone, some of the best Hulu shows of all-time have been released. Only Murders in the Building, Ramy, The Bear, Pam & Tommy, PEN15, and Reservation Dogs are just six examples of the high quality entertainment available on Hulu – offerings that have regularly received nominations on the awards circuit, too. In the US, these TV series are only available to watch on Hulu (they're streamable on Disney Plus in the UK) so you'll need a Hulu subscription if you want to catch these top-tier shows on one side of the Atlantic at least.

There are plenty of great Hulu movies to discover, too. From Palm Springs and Run, to Prey and Fresh, Hulu runs the gamut of genres to deliver a great package of the best Hulu movies around.

Away from its original content, a Hulu subscription also provides other benefits. Stumping up the cash gives you the option to try out HBO Max, Warner Bros Discovery's streaming platform, for free for a week. 

By signing up to a Hulu subscription, you can select an add-on to grab a seven-day HBO Max free trial. Even with HBO Max's own Cyber Monday deal, Hulu's add-on represents significant value for money as it's the only way you can try out HBO Max for nothing, and catch up on House of the Dragon and The Batman.

Martin Short, Steve Martin and Selena Gomez peep round a door in Only Murders in the building season 2

Only Murders in the Building is a ridiculously fun Hulu series. (Image credit: Hulu)

Additionally, Hulu is one of the cheaper streaming options around. Ordinarily, it's the second least expensive streamer, with its ads-based subscription costing just $7.99 per month. That means Hulu is only bested by Apple TV Plus ($4.99 a month) when it comes to purchasing a subscription in the US. Sure, other alternatives, such as Netflix ($9.99 per month), HBO Max ($9.99), and Prime Video ($8.99) might have bigger libraries. But, when it comes to saving money on a streaming subscription, Hulu is right up there even when the Cyber Monday sales aren't taking place.

Admittedly, Hulu's Cyber Monday offer for 2022 isn't as good as its predecessor. Last year, a 12-month subscription was priced at less than $12 – that's $0.99 per month. Even so, signing up to this year's $1.99 per month deal is spectacular value for money, with potential customers saving themselves $72 if they do so.

In a year when the cost of living crisis has seen everyday prices spiral – and people subsequently cancel their streaming service subscriptions –  this Cyber Monday deal is well worth considering. Sure, HBO Max's own offer is equally tempting, but that $1.99 a month deal runs out after three months, whereas Hulu's lasts for the entire year. For those looking to save as much money as possible from a streaming subscription, Hulu wins hands down – and that, more than anything, is why I'll be picking one up this Cyber Monday.

For more Hulu content, check out all of the Hulu plans and prices available to you. Alternatively, check out our Cyber Monday TV deals and Cyber Monday soundbar deals guides to upgrade your home entertainment system.

Tom Power
Entertainment Reporter

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