Bad news for Disney Plus subscribers. The media giant announced that it will increase the price of its streaming service from $7.99/month to $10.99/month. (The annual rate will also increase from $79.99/year to $109.99/year). The new rates will take effect on December 8. An ad-supported version of Disney Plus will also launch on that date for $7.99/month. (There’s currently no annual option for the upcoming ad-supported tier).
However, there’s a trick you can do now to avoid paying the higher rate. If you’re not a member and have been on the fence, simply lock in the $7.99/month ($79.99/year) Disney Plus price by subscribing now (opens in new tab). Otherwise, if you’re a current member your best bet is to opt for the annual Disney Bundle (opens in new tab). The Disney Bundle offers the best value and will only increase $1 from $13.99/month to $14.99/month — savings of around $14 vs their new pricing. It includes ad-free Disney Plus and ad-supported Hulu/ESPN Plus.
News of the price hikes come as Disney announces it has gained 14.4 million subscribers during its third quarter for a total of 152 million Disney Plus subscribers.
That said, Disney Plus is one of the best streaming services offering a huge amount of content including Marvel, Star Wars, Disney’s own animated canon, and The Simpsons (all 30+ seasons and counting). A lot of the content is available in 4K resolution with HDR color palettes, too.
Looking for more ways to save? Make sure to read our guides to the best Hulu promo codes and ESPN Plus promo codes.
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