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How much does Disney+ cost? Plans, prices, and features explained

Are you looking to binge-watch some of your favorite childhood movies or occupy your children for a couple of hours with more Star Wars and Marvel content than they’ll even know what to do with? Disney+ might be the perfect solution. If you’re considering buying a subscription, here’s what you should know about the price, plans, and different special features of the streaming service.

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All you can stream: $8 or $80

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There are lots of changes coming regarding the cost of Disney+ in the upcoming months.  The Disney+ pricing model is:

There’s no minimum commitment to get this price, and you can cancel at any time. There is also a new Disney+ ad-supported version launching in December. The cost will be $8 a month, replacing the previous basic Disney+ plan.

While the Disney+ catalog isn’t yet as deep or as wide as that of Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, Disney makes sure you’ll get a lot of great features to compensate as it grows its content choices.

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Every account can stream in Full HD, 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, Dolby Vision, and IMAX Enhanced, depending on the title and streaming device. Dolby Atmos also makes an appearance, though titles that support this amazing surround-sound format are limited to newer productions.

You can run up to four simultaneous streams, which should help when the family can’t agree on what to watch. With up to seven user profiles per account, you won’t have any trouble keeping recommendations relevant for every family member, and it’s unlikely you’ll hear screaming over who raced ahead on the latest season of your chosen binge show.

Even more with Hulu and ESPN+

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But wait, there’s more! Because Disney owns Hulu via its purchase of 21st Century Fox, you can add a Disney+ subscription to your Hulu account. Disney also owns a majority share of one of the biggest sports broadcasting brands: ESPN. But if you sign up for Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu, you can save on these services’ separate costs. All three will currently run you just $14 per month with ads or $20 per month without ads. On December 8, however, those bundle prices will be as follows:

  • Disney Bundle Duo Basic, which includes Disney+ and Hulu (both with ads) for $10 per month.
  • Disney Bundle Trio Basic with sports which includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ (all with ads) for $13 per month.
  • Disney Bundle Trio Premium with Disney+, Hulu (both with no ads), and ESPN+ (with ads) for $20 per month.
  • Legacy Disney Bundle: Disney+ (no ads), Hulu (with ads), ESPN+ (with ads) for $15 a month — note that this plan will no longer be available to purchase or switch to on Disney+ after December 7, but existing subscribers can keep it at the new price)

That said, if you need Disney content for your children and then sports or more mature content for adults, these bundles are a valuable deal. You will have the chance to access all of the services at a discounted price, all through one single interface.

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Is the Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ bundle worth it?

Whether or not the triple bundle is worth it ultimately comes down to whether or not you will use all three.

  • Disney+ (no ads) currently costs $8 per month, increasing to $11 in December 2022
  • Hulu’s basic ad-supported package (the one in the duo and triple bundles) costs $8 per month
  • ESPN+ also costs $10 per month

If you plan on getting all three, a bundle will save you significant money per month — if you’re a sports fan and plan on getting streaming services for the family, it’s a good deal. Remember, many of these prices are changing in December, as shown above.

How to get Disney+ for free

There is no longer a Disney+ free trial. Disney+ previously offered a free trial option to new subscribers, but as they are now one of the most popular streaming services, they have removed the free trial for new customers. There is still one option to get Disney+ for free:


If you aren’t interested in paying for the Disney+ service but you are a Verizon customer, you could be in luck. All current and new Verizon users with unlimited data plans have the opportunity to get six months’ worth of Disney+ entirely free.  When the six months end, though, the deal is up. Disney+ will start charging users the regular subscription costs, so be sure to unsubscribe if you’re uninterested in the service or if it doesn’t fit your budget. You may find, though, that the service is well worth the price.

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