Disney+ plans to increase its price for the primary time. The $1 value hike will carry the bottom subscription to $7.99 a month. When 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 improve to $13.99 a month. You get a brief reprieve although, Disney received’t increase the costs till March 2021.
The information got here after a whirlwind of a day when Disney introduced that ten new Marvel collection, ten new Star Wars collection, 15 new Disney live-action, animations, and Pixar collection, plus one other 15 Disney live-action, animations, and Pixar films would launch instantly on Disney+ over the subsequent few years. Altogether that’s fifty new initiatives coming to the streaming service.
Over the subsequent few years, roughly 10 @Marvel collection, 10 @StarWars collection, 15 Disney reside motion, @DisneyAnimation, and @Pixar collection, plus 15 all-new Disney reside motion, Disney Animation, and Pixar options shall be launched instantly on @DisneyPlus.
— Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020
Standouts embody an Ahsoka collection and a Rangers of the New Republic collection, 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 collection of shorts titled I Am Groot.
Most 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 authentic programming for the Disney+ streaming service. And very similar to Netflix and its somewhat frequent price hikes, Disney appears to wish to recoup a few of that price prior to later.
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) December 11, 2020
However at $7.99 a month, it’s nonetheless a aggressive service. In any case, 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 improve so long as doable, you solely have one choice—be a part of the yearly plan. Disney+ received’t see the value hike till March, and in the event you pay a yr upfront, you’ll be coated till the top of that interval. One factor is for sure, all streaming providers improve their costs ultimately.
Supply: The Wat Disney Company