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How To Delete a Hulu Account on a Computer

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Hulu is one of the most popular video streaming platforms in the world. Filled to the brim with TV shows and content, there’s only so much, however, that you can watch. This begs the question: how do you delete your Hulu account on a computer?

Quick Answer

To delete your Hulu account on your computer, head to your account settings and click on “California Privacy Rights”. After doing so, click on “Right to Delete”, open your email, and accept the deletion request.

In this article, we will show you exactly how you can delete your Hulu account on a computer, alongside all the nuances of doing so. 

Deleting Your Hulu Account on a Computer

Deleting your Hulu account on a computer isn’t as straightforward as you think. Hulu’s insistence on making the process as hard as possible to keep customers reeled in remains a part of their modus operandi. Regardless, here’s how you can easily delete your Hulu account on a computer.

But before you go on deleting your Hulu account, we recommend canceling your subscription first. Doing this helps ensure that you aren’t going to be excessively billed even after you’ve requested the deletion of your account; the process itself can take upwards of 30 days at times.

  1. Open the Hulu website.
  2. Tap on your profile icon and click on “Account”.
  3. You’ll be redirected to the “Manage your account” section; click on “Cancel”.
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  4. You’ll now be asked to pause your subscription instead of canceling, ignore the prompt, and select “Continue to cancel”.
  5. Hulu will ask you why you intend to cancel; fill in anything and click on “Continue to cancel”.
Quick Tip

Heading to the Subscription menu at any point allows you to reinstate your subscription if you decide not to permanently delete your account at any given point.

Now that we’ve eliminated all our subscriptions, here’s how you can delete your Hulu account on PC.

  1. Open the Hulu website.
  2. Log in to your account.
  3. Click on the hamburger menu icon on the right.
  4. Once the drop-down menu opens up, click on “Account”.
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  5. Click on “California Privacy Rights”.
  6. Head to “Right To Delete”.
  7. Skip through the text (or read it if you want to), then select “Delete my account now”.
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  8. Select “Start Deletion”.
  9. Head to your primary email.
  10. You’ll now be greeted with an email from Hulu requesting you to confirm whether you’d like to delete your account.

Deleting Your Hulu Account History

If you don’t want to outright delete your account but still want to clear your account of your watch history, downloaded movies/TV shows, and profiles, you can delete your account information instead. Deleting your account information will not cancel your subscriptions or delete your account; it’ll just revert it to a clean state.

Here’s how you can delete your Hulu account history on your computer.

  1. Open the Hulu website.
  2. Click on your profile icon.
  3. Head to “California Privacy Rights”.
  4. Scroll down to “Manage Activity”.
  5. You’ll now be able to delete the following from your Hulu account.
    • Watch History.
    • My Stuff and Cloud DVR Settings.
    • Profiles.
  6. Once you’ve selected what you’d like to delete, click “Clear Selected”.
  7. You will now be redirected to a page showing your selected data has been successfully deleted.
Quick Tip

While you are already on the menu, we recommend heading to “Change Status” beside the “Right to Opt-Out” menu to ensure Hulu doesn’t sell your personal information to other vendors/companies.

We urge deleting your account history if it is used by multiple individuals or has recently been utilized by a friend/relative. This is because your watch history directly affects your recommendations. So, you may start getting recommendations that don’t exactly align with your favorites and interests, which might ruin your watching experience.

Reviewing the Information Hulu Has on You

Hulu’s acceptance of the California Privacy Rights act has led them to introduce information on what they have on you at any given point. You can view this information to find out what the company has on you regarding your watching history, recommendations, etc.

If you choose not to opt-out of selling your personal information, this information can be sold to third-party vendors. Here’s how you can check.

  1. Open the Hulu website.
  2. Click on your profile icon.
  3. Click on “California Privacy Rights”.
  4. Select “Request Report”.
  5. A report will now be generated after a particular timeframe that lets you view exactly what kind of information Hulu has on you.


As we’ve shown, deleting your Hulu account isn’t very easy. However, with the steps we’ve mentioned above, following them to the tooth should help you get your account deleted in no time!

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