Disney+ plans to increase its price for the primary time. The $1 value hike will deliver the bottom subscription to $7.99 a month. Should you’re on the yearly plan, your subsequent invoice will set you again $79.99. And the Disney bundle, which incorporates Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, will enhance to $13.99 a month. You get a brief reprieve although, Disney gained’t elevate the costs till March 2021.
The information got here after a whirlwind of a day when Disney introduced that ten new Marvel sequence, ten new Star Wars sequence, 15 new Disney live-action, animations, and Pixar sequence, plus one other 15 Disney live-action, animations, and Pixar films would launch immediately on Disney+ over the subsequent few years. Altogether that’s fifty new tasks coming to the streaming service.
Over the subsequent few years, roughly 10 @Marvel sequence, 10 @StarWars sequence, 15 Disney dwell motion, @DisneyAnimation, and @Pixar sequence, plus 15 all-new Disney dwell motion, Disney Animation, and Pixar options shall be launched immediately on @DisneyPlus.
— Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020
Standouts embody an Ahsoka sequence and a Rangers of the New Republic sequence, set in the identical timeline as The Mandalorian. Rosario Dawson will star as Ahsoka, a personality she simply took on in a guest spot in The Mandalorian. For Marvel followers, Disney+ will get a Guardians of the Galaxy Vacation Particular in 2022, together with a sequence of shorts titled I Am Groot.
Lots of the bulletins, like Moon Knight, got here with little greater than a brand, although some like Obi-Wan Kenobi did point out who would star within the piece. Within the case of Obi-Wan Kenobi, it wasn’t a shock to Ewan McGregor listed for the present, however seeing Hayden Christiensen talked about for the a part of Darth Vader did spark some shock.
In any case, it’s clear that Disney intends to take a position some huge cash in its unique programming for the Disney+ streaming service. And very similar to Netflix and its somewhat frequent price hikes, Disney appears to need to recoup a few of that price earlier than later.
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) December 11, 2020
However at $7.99 a month, it’s nonetheless a aggressive service. In spite of everything, you get 4K and 4 simultaneous streams at that value. Netflix’s base plan is $8.99 a month and doesn’t embody 1080p (not to mention 4) or simultaneous streams. And HBO Max is an astounding $14.99 a month, although Warner Bros. did promise to launch all films in theaters and on the streaming service on the identical day subsequent yr.
For now, if you wish to keep away from the eventual value enhance so long as attainable, you solely have one possibility—be a part of the yearly plan. Disney+ gained’t see the value hike till March, and when you pay a yr upfront, you’ll be lined till the tip of that interval. One factor is for sure, all streaming providers enhance their costs eventually.
Supply: The Wat Disney Company