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How to block Hulu ads

Hulu is a leading premium streaming service in the USA offering live and on-demand TV and movies. They offer a range of different subscription tiers called "plans" and these plans are available ad-free or ad-supported (meaning you'll still see ads like regular terrestrial TV). The options available include:

  • Hulu (ad-supported) 
  • Hulu (ad-free) 
  • Hulu + Live TV (ad-supported) 
  • Hulu + Live TV (ad-free)

All of the plans provide access to Hulu's entire streaming library, which includes full seasons of hit shows, new and classic films from a wide variety of genres, cartoons, dubbed and simulcasted anime, plus their selection of award-winning original series, documentaries, and movies. For those that want even more options, there's also a range of add-ons available such as HBO, SHOWTIME, Cinemax, STARZ, and ESPN. 

How many ads does Hulu show?

First, let's look at the Hulu basic plan which comes in considerably cheaper than all the other plans and contains ads as a result. The Hulu basic plan shows unskippable ads before, during, and after your streamed content plays. 

The intensity of ad placement varies from show to show, and you'll find that their highly acclaimed and self-produced content often has fewer ads, or the ad reels will run for a shorter duration. A typical 30-minute program will have one 30-second pre-roll ad and two ad breaks during the program lasting around 2-3 minutes each. 

Whilst this may not seem so bad to some people, it's likely that the lack of variety of ads will tip most people to the verge of insanity. Many people note that seeing the same "taxation advice" ad over and over has them reaching for the credit card to buy an ad-free version of Hulu. 

The premium ad-free plan offered by Hulu is a great option for many, as it removes those pesky ads throughout all programs with the exception of the occasional feature preview at the beginning of some shows or movies. Before you sign up for the premium Hulu plan though, it's worth mentioning that there's another way to remove ads from Hulu, and best of all, it's free! 

How to block Hulu ads for free

The easiest way to remove ads from Hulu is to use an ad blocker, after all, it's in the name. While most ad blockers work fine and do exactly what they are intended to, we know of one that comes with a list of additional features that will provide you with a better, safer, and more private experience while surfing the internet ad-free, and not just on the Hulu platform. 

We're talking about CCleaner Browser, which is a great free option for blocking ads on Hulu, as well as blocking ads on other streaming and video content sites such as YouTube, Twitch, and Crunchyroll. The built-in Adblock feature will block all ads, including display ads, pop-ups, and autoplay ads, providing faster load times for websites, and a safer and more clutter-free online experience while visiting your favorite websites. 

Other advantages of CCleaner Browser include: 

  • Complete privacy while online - Using Anti-Fingerprinting and Anti-Tracking features will keep your online identity anonymous 
  • Total security - Anti-Phishing features limit the risk of malware, identity theft, and phishing scams from infecting your computer, allowing you to surf the net, shop, and use online banking with total security and peace of mind 
  • Password managers - log in to websites faster, with just one click

You can download CCleaner Browser for free via the link and check out the many more great benefits it offers for yourself.


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