Disney Plus to Get Price Hike, But You Can Save on Ad-Based Tier

You'll have to pay more for one of Disney's streaming services soon. Here's what you need to know.

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Disney is raising the price of several of its streaming offerings, including ad-free Disney Plus and Hulu, in the US.

Beginning Oct. 12, the ad-free version of Disney Plus will cost $14 per month (currently $11 per month), and Hulu without ads will cost $18 per month (currently $15 per month), the company said last month. An annual Disney Plus without ads subscription will go from $110 per year to $140. Existing subscribers will be charged the new prices at their next billing cycle on or after Oct. 12, according to Disney.

The monthly price of Disney Plus and Hulu's ad-supported tiers won't change and neither will the annual price of ad-based Hulu. Disney is also currently offering a discount on its ad-based Disney Plus tier for new and returning subscribers. People who are eligible can get the service for $2 a month for three months until 11:59 p.m. PT on Sept. 20. When the deal runs through, the price becomes the regular $8 per month.

On Oct. 12, Disney is also raising the price of two of its existing bundles that combine subscriptions to Disney Plus, Hulu and the ad-supported streaming service ESPN Plus (what the company calls a Trio bundle). The existing Trio Basic bundle (ad-supported versions of Disney Plus, ESPN Plus and Hulu) will cost $15 per month, up from $13, and Trio Premium (which is the same services but without ads for Disney Plus or Hulu) will cost $25 per month, up from $20. 

Standalone ESPN Plus is also getting a hike to its yearly and monthly price in October. It's currently $10 per month and will rise to $11 per month. Its yearly cost will increase from $100 to $110 annually.

In addition, Hulu Plus Live TV with ads, which currently costs $70 per month, will cost $77 come October, and the version that includes Hulu without ads, which costs $83 per month, will jump to $90 per month. 

Disney introduced a new bundle -- Duo Premium -- on Sept. 6. The bundle includes ad-free Disney Plus and Hulu and costs $20 per month, a $12 monthly savings if you were paying for the ad-free versions of both services separately. 

Disney has increased the price of its streaming platforms each year since 2019, with the last hike implemented in fall 2022. Other streamers to announce price increases since May include StarzParamount Plus and Peacock