Disney has announced that U.S. users will have to deal with a Disney Plus price increase of 38% by the end of 2022. Basically, if you want to continue to watch Disney+ without ads, after December 8, you will have to pay $10.99 per month instead of the current $7.99.
Disney Plus Price Increase
That’s a full $3 price hike per month or a huge 38% bump! Of course, the official statement announces a new ad-Supported Disney+ subscription tier that will “delivering more choice to consumers than ever before”.
How To Avoid Disney Plus Price Increase
Basically, they’re trying to mask the price increase with a new add-supported subscription. This means that if you want to avoid the price bump you have to accept ads while watching your favorite movies and TV Series!
Tip: Another way would be to opt for the annual subscription tiers, where available! The Disney+ premium membership (no ads) costs $109.99 if you opt to pay it annually. That brings the price down to around $9.16 per month instead of $10.99 paid monthly.
Hulu Price Increase 2022
That’s not all! Disney will also increase the Hulu subscription prices starting with October 8:
- $2 more for Hulu without ads going up to $14.99 from
- Hulu add-supported subscription also goes up $1 to $7.99 from
Tip: You can get the add-based subscription Tier for cheaper if you pay it annually. That’s $79.99. This will bring the Hulu monthly subscription fee down to approx. $6.66
Disney Plus Bundle Subscription Prices After Price Increase
- Basic: Disney+, Hulu (with Ads) – $9.99 per month
- Basic: Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ (with Ads) – $12.99 per month
- Premium: Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (No Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads) – $19.99 per month
- Current Customers: Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (With Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads) – $14.99 (That’s $1 price hike from
Tip: For more details please read Disney’s press release about this changes!
Disney Plus Subscribers Count
According to Disney’s third quarter earnings report, Disney+ has gained 14.4 million subscribers during previous three months. The company now has over 221 million subscribers for its streaming platforms. More details here.
Do you think that this number will decrease after the recently announced Disney+ prices increases? What’s your take on this price increase? Do you agree to get ads while you’re paying for a premium streaming service? Will you prefer to go for the extra bucks, or unsubscribe from Disney+?
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