And there you go: the Disney Plus price hike is official. Today, the pricing switched as Disney Plus with ads launched. If you didn't lock in a deal before today, though, there are still some ways to save.
The big high-level news, though is that Disney Plus is now sold in two versions: the $10.99 per month price of Disney Plus Premium (the Disney Plus you're used to, just $3 more per month) and the new $7.99 per month Disney Plus Basic, the ad-supported tier.
Here's how the pricing changed:
|Previous monthly price||New monthly price|
|Disney Plus with ads||n/a||$7.99|
|Hulu with ads||$6.99||$7.99|
|Hulu without ads||$12.99||$14.99|
|ESPN Plus (always has ads)||$6.99||$9.99|
And the Disney bundles changed too. You can't get the $14.99 Disney bundle (ad-free Disney Plus, Hulu with ads and ESPN Plus) anymore.
It's been replaced by three other bundles:
|Disney Plus without ads||No||Yes||No|
|Disney Plus with ads||Yes||No||Yes|
|Hulu without ads||No||Yes||No|
|Hulu with ads||Yes||No||Yes|
The cheapest is the $9.99 Disney bundle. It's for those who are OK with ads in their Disney Plus and Hulu. It provides $5.98 in savings, and doesn't have ESPN Plus.
The new version of the standard Disney Bundle, which is cheaper, is the $12.99 Disney bundle. It has ad-supported versions of Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN Plus. Overall savings of $7.
Then, there's the $19.99 Disney bundle is for those who don't like ads. This has the largest price, but it has the highest savings, with $15.98 off the separate prices, includes ad-free Disney Plus and Hulu, as well as the ad-supported ESPN Plus.
We wish there was a bundle with just ad-free Disney Plus and ad-free Hulu, but three bundles provides more choice than the sole previous bundle did. Act now or try and forget you had an option.