Although Disney has been collaborating with Hulu for a long time, on November 12, 2019, the Mouse House fully entered the streaming game with Disney+. With such Disney+ shows as “Mandalorian”, “Loki” and “Cool Musical: Musical: TV Series” and Disney+ movies. Like “The Lady and the Tramp,” the latest remake of “Wholesale Cheaper” and “The Secret Society of Second-Born Royals,” this streaming service was available to users without ads for $7.99 per month, but that’s about to change. We’ve known for a long time that a cheaper ad-supported version of Disney+ is coming soon, but new details have emerged showing that it won’t actually be that cheap.
Disney announced that the Disney+ ad-supported plan will launch on December 8 and will cost $7.99 per month. For those who want to keep their Disney+ subscription ad-free, this tier, which will be called Disney+ Premium, will cost you an additional $3, that is, $10.99 per month. In addition, it became known that from October 10, Hulu with advertising will increase from $ 6.99 per month to $ 7.99 per month, and the level without advertising will increase from $ 12.99 per month to $ 14.99 per month. For those of you who have subscribed to ESPN+, this increases from $6.99 per month to $9.99 per month.
Price increases are expected from streaming services, and this is not even the first time Disney+ has introduced a price increase, as it originally started at $6.99 per month. However, the fact that the current ad-free price in just a few months will become something that you will need to pay just to watch programs on a platform with ads enabled is a big step. Kareem Daniel, chairman of Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, said the following about the Disney+ price change in an official statement (via THR):
With our new advertising-supported Disney+ offering and an expanded line of plans for our entire streaming portfolio, we will provide consumers with a wider choice in various price categories to meet the diverse needs of our viewers and attract an even wider audience.
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