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Disney Plus hikes up the costs, broadcasts a brand new subscription plan, and launches ad-supported plan in additional nations

Key Takeaways

  • Disney Plus is increasing its subscription prices, with the Premium plan going up by $3 to $13.99 per month in the US, and Hulu’s ad-free plan increasing by $3 to $17.99 per month.
  • The ad-supported plan is expanding to Europe and Canada, offering access to the Disney+ content library and key product features at a lower price starting at £4.99 in the UK and €5.99 in EMEA.
  • Disney has introduced a new subscription tier called Duo Premium, which provides ad-free access to Disney+ Premium and Hulu for $19.99 per month in the US. Other subscription plans remain available at their previous prices.

Disney Plus announced quite a few changes to its streaming platform regarding the pricing, the premium subscription plans, a new bundle, and even wider availability of its ad-supported subscription package. If you’re still using an old TV or want to upgrade your home entertainment system, you might be interested in the best streaming devices to help you up and running in no time.

Disney+ subscription price increase

Let’s address the price increase before we jump into the new bundle and ad-supported plans. The Disney Plus Premium subscription plan previously cost $10.99, and the company announced that it would go up by $3 to $13.99 for users in the US. Hulu, another streaming network owned by Disney, will also increase its ad-free plan by $3 to $17.99 per month. Additionally, the Hulu+ Live TV subscription plan will also go up by $7 to $17.99.

The good news is that the Disney Plus ad-supported plan will remain available for $7.99 per month. The same can be said about Hulu’s ad-supported plan that’ll continue to be available for $7.99 per month or $79.99 annually. Check the table below to see other price increases.

The new prices will become effective from October 12, 2023.

Ad-supported plan is expanding to Europe and Canada

Disney’s latest ad-supported tier launched in the US not long ago, and the company is finally expanding the plan to other regions and countries worldwide. The new ad-supported plan will become available in Europe and Canada on November 1. Canadians and select EMEA markets can choose from two subscription plans: the Standard and the Standard with Ads.

The ad-supported plans start at £4.99 in the UK and €5.99 in EMEA, and $7.99 in Canada. Existing users will remain in the Premium tier without ads when their subscription price increases in December, unless they opt to switch to the new lower-priced plans.

The ad-supported, Standard and Premium plans in select European markets and Canada offer access to the Disney+ content library and key product features including:

  • Exclusive Originals & Library Content: A collection of thousands of award-winning titles across films, documentaries, TV series, and shorts, all in one place
  • Profiles: Ability to create multiple profiles per account, with the option to set profile PINs and content ratings by profile through Parental Controls
  • Concurrent Viewing: Stream on up to four supported devices simultaneously, depending on your plan
  • High-Quality Video Formats: Depending on your plan, formats include 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, Full HD, HDR10, and Expanded Aspect Ratio with IMAX Enhanced where supported

Duo Premium: Disney+

Alongside the new changes, Disney also announced a new subscription tier called Duo Premium, which will become available in the US on September 6. The subscription plan will provide ad-free access to Disney+ Premium and Hulu. The plan will cost $19.99 a month, and the other Duo Basic, Trio Premium, and Trio Basic subscription plans will remain available at the same price as before.

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