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Disney+ will next year introduce a $1 price hike for subscribers in the United States, taking the monthly cost to $7.99 a month or $79.99 per year. The Disney Bundle, which includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN Plus, will also see a $1 increase to $13.99 a month. The price increases will come into effect on March 26, 2021.

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The announcement follows Disney Investor Day, which saw the company unveil new franchises and content coming to the service, including 10 new Marvel series, 10 new Star Wars series, and several Disney Animation studios projects.

Streaming rival Netflix raised its prices in October, making its standard and premium plans more expensive. During the last Netflix earnings call, Netflix COO Greg Peters said that if Netflix is delivering more value for users, then there is "an opportunity to occasionally go back" and ask members "to pay a little bit more." Disney now looks to be using the same logic.

It remains unclear if the price increase will apply to Disney+ subscribers in other countries, but Netflix has upped prices in the U.S. before and then rolled out those price hikes to other countries shortly after.

Disney yesterday announced that its streaming service has hit 86.8 million subscribers, a milestone that it has reached 13 months after launching.

Article Link: Disney+ to Increase Price to $8 a Month Beginning March 2021
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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I paid for a full year, with a nice discount, when they launched in Norway this fall, so this doesn't affect me for a long time yet.

And, based on the plans reveiled yesterday, and a price point well below Netflix (for now), this seems like very good value for money.

I basically want to see all of these series (and movies):

 
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orbital~debris

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Not even sure how long this will take to apply to UK/EU customers.

Nonetheless, will pay!

Disney+ is full of great quality catalogue content, and the originals they’ve added over the year have been fantastic family entertainment.

Besides, did you even see how much totally new Star Wars content is heading for the service?!
 
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