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Disney+ to raise prices and introduce ad-supported plan in December

11 Aug 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |

Disney+ will raise its subscription price from $7.99 to $10.99 per month in the US in December 2022 and at the same time introduce a new ad-supported plan for $7.99 per month.

Disney+ with ads will not be cheap. In fact, the new option will cost as much as Disney+ costs today, $7.99 per month. Starting in December, the company will offer two subscription tiers called Disney+ Basic and Disney+ Premium. It will still be possible to save money on the ad-free Disney+ plan by paying one year up-front.

Disney has yet to comment on prices in international territories but the company previously confirmed that the ad-supported plan will launch first in the US.

Here are the updated prices in the US as of December 8, 2022:

Disney+Basic (With Ads)$7.99N/A
Disney+Premium (No Ads)$10.99$109.99
HuluBasic (With Ads)*$7.99$79.99
HuluPremium (No Ads)*$14.99N/A
ESPN+With Ads**$9.99$99.99
ESPN+UFC PPV**$74.99 (Per Event)N/A
ESPN+UFC PPV + Annual**N/A$124.98
*Effective as of October 10, 2022 
** Effective as of August 23, 2022 (Previously Announced) The bundles will also get more expensive:
Basic (With Ads)Disney+, Hulu$9.99
Basic (With Ads)Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+$12.99
Legacy***Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (With Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads)$14.99
PremiumDisney+ (No Ads), Hulu (No Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads)$19.99
The company announced the price increase as it reported that Disney+ added 14.4 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2022. - "With our new ad-supported Disney+ offering and an expanded lineup of plans across our entire streaming portfolio, we will be providing greater consumer choice at a variety of price points to cater to the diverse needs of our viewers and appeal to an even broader audience," said Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. "Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ feature unparalleled content and viewing experiences and offer the best value in streaming today, with over 100,000 movie titles, TV episodes, original shows, sports, and live events collectively."

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