Disney Plus used to have one of the cheapest monthly plans of any streaming service in the United States, but that is no longer the case. If you’ve already prepaid for Disney Plus for a year, you’re safe until your subscription ends, otherwise you’ll have to pay extra for Disney Plus in December 2022. The streaming service confirmed this week that along with the release of its new ad-supported tier that costs $7.99 per month will see a price increase for its ad-free plan. That means that instead of $7.99, you’ll have to pay $10.99 per month for your Disney Plus subscription.
The price change and new ad-supported plan will go live on December 8, Disney announced during its Q3 FY22 earning call. Unfortunately, these aren’t the only prices rising this year.
Two other streaming services under the Disney umbrella, Hulu and ESPN Plus will increase their subscription prices this year. For starters, Hulu’s ad-supported monthly subscription fee will be $7.99 (vs. $6.99), while the ad-free plan increases from $12.99 to $14.99.
On the other hand, ESPN Plus gets a similar increase of $3, so instead of $6.99, you’ll have to pay $9.99 per month for the service. More importantly, the ESPN Plus price change will take effect on August 23, so in less than two weeks, while the prices of the other two services, Disney Plus and Hulu, will increase from December 8, as we mentioned earlier. .
There’s also some good news for those considering switching to an ad-supported plan. Disney has announced that all ad-supported plans “lower ad load and frequency to give viewers a great experience.” Disney has also confirmed that ads will not appear on children’s profiles at all. (through The edge)