What streaming costs in 2024: The price of Netflix, Disney Plus and more

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Feeling the sting of high streaming subscription fees? You’re not alone. A recent report found that subscriptions to the top five ad-free streaming services in the United States now cost roughly $87 per month, more than many consumers remember paying for cable just over a decade ago. 

With this in mind, it is no wonder that streaming service cancellations are hitting all-time highs, with 47% of all users in the United States canceling at least one streaming service in 2023, according to The Streamable. While exact subscriber numbers for each platform are not released, general figures suggest that subscriptions are holding relatively steady at most major platforms, suggesting that consumers are hopping from one service to another as they maintain one or two streaming subscriptions a month through different services

If you, like many others, are looking to change your streaming lineup in 2024, here’s a quick guide to what every major streaming service will cost you so you can budget accordingly. 

The cost of all streaming services

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ServiceCheapest plan priceAds?
Netflix$7Yes
Disney Plus/Hulu bundle$10Yes
Prime Video (standalone)$9Yes
Max$10Yes
Paramount Plus$6Yes
Peacock (until July 2024)$6Yes
Apple TV Plus$10No

Subscribing to all eight major streaming services currently costs $58.

Netflix Prices in 2024

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By far, Netflix is still the most popular streaming service out there, and if you're looking to pick up a subscription, you have some options. Unfortunately, the ad-free $9.99 Basic subscription tier has been discontinued and has been replaced with a cheaper, ad-supported tier that costs $6.99 per month. 

Additional tiers include $15.49 for Standard service, which includes 2 screens, and $22.99 for Premium, which includes 4 screens as well as upgraded HDR/4K resolution. 

Each of these screens must be in the same household, as Netflix’s crackdown on password sharing in 2023 blocked the ability to stream content from different physical locations. So if you had multiple screens in the past because you were sharing with a friend or family member who lived elsewhere, you may be able to downsize in 2024 since that feature is no longer available. 

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Hulu and Disney Plus Prices in 2024

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Currently, Hulu and Disney Plus are separate services, though parent company Disney recently integrated them within the latter's app for subscribers who have both. 

Currently, users can subscribe to just Hulu with ads for $7.99 with ads, or $17.99 ad-free. Similarly, Disney Plus alone costs $7.99 with ads, and $13.99 for the ad-free version. 

However, those looking to subscribe to both can net substantial savings with the Disney Bundle Duo, which costs $9.99 per month for both services (with ads) and includes simultaneous streaming on two devices. Those who want to go ad-free can purchase the Disney Bundle Duo Premium, which costs $19.99 per month and includes the ability to download content for offline viewing. 

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Prime Video Prices in 2024

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Amazon's Prime Video service is included with the larger Amazon Prime subscription service, which is priced at $14.99 per month ($139 per year). Those who do not have Amazon Prime can also subscribe to a video-only, ad-supported standalone service for $9 per month. Those who want to upgrade to a higher ad-free tier can do so for  an extra $3 per month.

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Max Prices in 2024

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The service formerly known as HBO Max has a three-pronged pricing structure that includes a basic ad tier that costs $9.99 per month, an ad-free tier that runs $15.99 per month, and a third Ultimate ad-free tier that includes additional features like 4K streaming and simultaneous downloads, for $19.99 per month. 

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Paramount Plus Prices in 2024

Paramount Plus offers two plans for consumers. The basic, ad-supported Essential plan is $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year and includes access to the streamer’s library of 45,000 episodes and movies. The more expensive Paramount Plus with Showtime option is $11.99 per month or $119.99 per year and includes ad-free access to Paramount Plus and Showtime library content as well as offline downloads and access to your live, local CBS station. 

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Peacock Prices in 2024

NBCUniversal’s streaming service is the latest to get a price hike, as the streamer will be raising prices in July 2024, just in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics. The former $5.99 ad-supported tier will cost $7.99 for new customers beginning in July, and the upgraded $11.99 reduced ads service will now cost $13.99. Existing customers can expect to see these higher prices reflected on their August bill. 

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Apple TV Plus Prices in 2024

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Apple TV Plus is unique as it features mostly original content and does not have a vast library of licensed titles with which to entice users. However, the home of prestige shows like "Severance," "Slow Horses" and "The Morning Show," as well as critically acclaimed films like "Killers of the Flower Moon" and "Napoleon" is priced at $9.99 per month, which includes the ability to stream content on six devices at once with no ads at all. 

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Amanda Kondolojy is an entertainment journalist based in Florida with over 15 years of experience covering film, TV, theme parks and more. When not in front of a screen you can find her reading something at the beach (usually by Neil Gaiman, Grady Hendrix or Brandon Sanderson) or dancing around the kitchen to her favorite showtunes.