Disney has announced details of its upcoming ad-supported tier for Disney+, in addition to an upcoming price rise for the regular ad-free tier.

The new ad-supported tier will launch in the United States on December 8th 2022 for $7.99 a month, which is the current price for Disney+.

While the Disney+ premium no-ads tier (the current tier) will go to $10.99 a month, or $109.99 a year. Which is a price rise of $3 per month. Hulu will also be getting a price rise to $7.99 a month or $79.99 a year.

Here’s the rundown for subscribers from 8th December 2022.

  • Disney+ with ads (Basic) – $7.99
  • Disney+ without ads (Premium)- $10.99 / $109.99 Annual

To go along with this new ad-supported tier, Disney is adjusting its bundle options, which include:

  • Disney+ & Hulu – $9.99 a month (Both with Ads)
  • Disney+, Hulu & ESPN+ – $12.99 a month (With Ads)
  • Hulu + Live TV with Disney+ & Hulu – $69.99 a month (With Ads)

In a statement, Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution said:

“With our new ad-supported Disney+ offering and an expanded lineup of plans across our entire streaming portfolio, we will be providing greater consumer choice at a variety of price points to cater to the diverse needs of our viewers and appeal to an even broader audience.  Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ feature unparalleled content and viewing experiences and offer the best value in streaming today, with over 100,000 movie titles, TV episodes, original shows, sports and live events collectively.”

There will also be no advertising on children’s profiles or pre-school content at the launch of these ad-tiers.

Disney has confirmed to use, that if you are currently a monthly subscriber that chooses to stay on the Disney+ Premium (No Ads) offering, no action is needed as you will be charged the new price change at their next billing cycle on or after December 8th 2022.   However, those existing subscribers that choose to switch to Disney+ Basic (With Ads) can do so beginning November 3rd 2022, before their first billing date on or after December 8th, to stay at the current price point.

The new pricing for annual plans will go into effect upon renewal on or after December 8th 2022, for Disney+

Here’s a full breakdown:

Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ Standalone Plans

Subscription Plan Monthly Annual
Disney+ Basic (With Ads) $7.99 N/A
Disney+ Premium (No Ads) $10.99 $109.99
Hulu Basic (With Ads)* $7.99 $79.99
Hulu Premium (No Ads)* $14.99 N/A
ESPN+ With Ads** $9.99 $99.99
ESPN+ UFC PPV** $74.99 (Per Event) N/A
ESPN+ UFC PPV + Annual** N/A $124.98

*Effective as of October 10, 2022
** Effective as of August 23, 2022 (Previously Announced)

Disney Bundle Plans

Subscription Plan Monthly
Basic (With Ads) Disney+, Hulu $9.99
Basic (With Ads) Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ $12.99
Legacy*** Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (With Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads) $14.99
Premium Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (No Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads) $19.99

*** Existing subscribers only

Hulu + Live TV Plans

Subscription Plan Monthly
Basic (With Ads) Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ $69.99
Legacy*** Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (With Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads) $74.99
Premium Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (No Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads) $82.99

***Existing subscribers only


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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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