Apple TV+ debuted at $4.99 per month, and, for what it’s worth, the company hasn’t changed the price for the video streaming service. But, that doesn’t mean the price points remain the same for the primary competitors out there in the wild, unfortunately. And, sure enough, another price hike is in the works for a pair of popular options.
As reported by The Verge, the price for both Disney+ and Hulu are going up. First, Disney+, which will see its price rise from $7.99 per month to $10.99 per month. That’s quite the hike, to say the least. This will go into effect beginning December 8, 2022, in the United States.
The primary reason Disney+ is seeing such a big increase is because the streaming service is going through a bit of a restructure, in that it’s going to be adding an ad-supported tier in the near future. When that option launches it will cost $7.99 per month, which means Disney had to change some things around.
Disney+’s ad-supported tier will launch in December.
Disney is not stopping there, though. The company will also be hiking up the price for Hulu as well. The ad-free tier will go up to $14.99 per month once this goes into place, shifting the price from $12.99 per month. The ad-supported tier will see a slightly smaller price hike, up from $6.99 per month to $7.99 per month. Hulu’s price changes go into effect October 10th, 2022.
These price changes will also impact the bundled options out there, too. Those folks out there with the standard Disney+ plan, with an ad-supported options for Hulu and ESPN+ will see their bundle go up to $14.99 per month from $13.99 per month. Disney will also be launching a brand new bundle, one that includes ads with Disney+ and Hulu for $9.99 per month. Meanwhile, if you choose the ad-free tier for Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ you’ll need to fork over $19.99 per month.
Not a small price hike at all, but as long as folks still find value in what they’re paying for, that’s all that really matters.