The Disney Price hike is here — here's how to save

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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:

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Previous monthly priceNew monthly price
Disney Plus$7.99$10.99
Disney Plus with adsn/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It's been replaced by three other bundles:

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Disney Bundles at a glance
Disney Plus without adsNoYesNo
Disney Plus with adsYesNoYes
Hulu without adsNoYesNo
Hulu with adsYesNoYes
ESPN PlusYesYesNo
You save$12.98$15.98$5.98

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.

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.