Disney Plus may be more affordable than you thought. Get the lowdown on deals, bundles, Disney Plus price and where to sign up.
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Is the Disney Plus price worth it? Well the service is certainly a serious contender in the multiverse of streaming services, with a subscriber tally reported at 54.5 million in May, only six months after its US launch. The Herculean task of keeping young ones entertained during lockdown couldn’t have harmed its popularity, but nor could its enticing roster of content – every episode of The Simpsons, the Star Wars franchise, Marvel’s blockbusting output, as well as Disney classics and a plethora of original content. But is the Disney Plus price really worth a trip to the House of Mouse?
As Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and other services duke it out for streaming supremacy, we compare each against the Disney Plus price and platform, its bundle costs and sign up deals, so you can choose which one most deserves your hard-earned cash.
Disney Plus – or Disney+ as it’s officially styled – initially launched in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands in November last year and has since become available across Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Europe, India, the UK, and most recently Japan. The Disney Plus juggernaut will continue to rollout over 2020, with the Nordic countries, Brazil, and Latin America among those able to subscribe before the end of the year.
Wherever you live, however, the Disney Plus price is fairly consistent.
Not only does Disney Plus have a lot more exclusive content planned – including a film version of the pop hit musical Hamilton due in July – but it also hosts Pixar’s animated output and National Geographic documentaries, as well as access to Disney movies old and new and exclusive Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe spin-offs (The Mandalorian season 2 is coming in late 2020). If this sounds like something you need in your life, you can sign-up to it in certain territories now.
Read on as we explain how much you can expect to pay for the new service and its bundles. We’ll tell you about the Disney Plus price, and how its bundles compare to other TV streaming services.
Disney Plus price at a glance
- Monthly: $6.99 USD / £5.99 / $8.99 CAD / €6.99 / $8.99 AUD / $9.99 NZD
- Yearly: $69.99 USD / £59.99 / $89.99 CAD / €69.99 / $89.99 AUD / $99.99 NZD
Compared to the competition…
- Netflix: From $8.99 per month ($12.99 for HD)
- Amazon Prime: $12.99 per month
- HBO Max: $14.99 per month
What price does Disney Plus cost?
In the US, a month-by-month flat subscription to sign up for Disney Plus costs $6.99 per month. Nice and straightforward. But there’s a saving to be had if you go for Disney’s 12-month option, with a year’s subscription costing $69.99 for the year (so $5.83/month). If you’re not convinced, there’s a seven-day free trial to see whether you want to sign up for the full subscription, too.
In Canada, a Disney Plus subscription is $8.99 per month (or $89.99 per year), it’s £5.99 (or £59.99 for the year) in the UK and the Disney Plus price is €6.99 per month (or €69.99 per year) in Europe. Australians pay $8.99 per month (or $89.99 per year), and the subscription cost in New Zealand is $9.99 per month (or $99.99 per year).
Supported devices for the service include iPhone, iPad, PS4, Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Chromebooks, Amazon Fire TV and Android. You’ll be able to make multiple profiles and the apps will stream 4K Ultra HD video at no extra charge.
Below, we take a look at how Disney Plus prices and sign up deals compare to other major streaming services in the US.
Disney Plus bundles: consider your options
There’s no doubt about it: the entry-level Disney Plus price is exceptionally good value and compares nicely with the competition (more on that below).
But before you go and pledge your $6.99 a month, it’s worth taking a moment to see if you can get more bang for your buck.
In the US, Disney is also offering a bundle package of Disney Plus along with its two other streaming services – Hulu and ESPN+ – for the knockout price of $12.99 a month – that’s $5 cheaper than subscribing to all three separately. That’s a ridiculously low price for such a wide range of prime content.
On the Hulu side, that means access to a library of something like 1,500+ shows and 2,500+ films (on top of the thousands of titles you’re going to get on Disney Plus). This includes all of Hulu’s original programming and co-productions like The Handmaid’s Tale and Catch-22, in addition to old and new episodes of TV staple Saturday Night Live.
And the ESPN+ bolt-on will please the sports fan in the family. The streaming service’s reputation has grown exponentially since launch and has won the rights to some of the biggest events on the globe. From exclusive UFC and boxing events, to daily MLB and NHL games and golf and tennis majors too. That’s all in addition to a whole host of original ESPN programmes.
How to get a year of Disney Plus for free
Oh, let us count the ways! First of all there’s that generous 7-day free trial for new subscribers. But what about when that’s finished?
The good news for Verizon customers in the States is that subscribers to its 4G LTE, 5G unlimited wireless, or Fios home internet services will get a free year’s subscription to Disney Plus. That’s a great little perk, and we’ll soon see if other major retailers come up with their own promotions.
And for those in the UK, if you’re on an existing plan from O2 you can add Disney Plus as an extra and get £2 off your monthly airtime. Those new to O2 or upgrading, however, can enjoy this family-friendly streaming service absolutely free for six months.
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How does the Disney Plus price compare to Netflix?
With a comparatively slender library, but packed full of commercially lucrative franchises and content from major film studios, Disney Plus looks poised to rival Netflix as the world’s most popular streaming service. However, Netflix – the omnipresent streaming giant – has over three times as many subscribers and almost five times as much content, with a wide array of exclusive hits like Sex Education, Russian Doll and The Crown. It also includes Oscar-nominated original movies like The Irishman, plus a huge library of family-friendly fare and curated kids section.
A Netflix Basic plan costs $8.99 a month, but that only lets you stream one movie at a time and only in SD resolution. A Standard subscription costs $12.99 and includes two simultaneous streams and HD resolution, while a four-screen Ultra HD Premium plan will set you back $15.99. What does this mean? In the price wars at least, Disney Plus comes out on top with its affordable $6.99, single tier subscription plan.
Want to know more about the current battle between these two services? We’ve considered Disney Plus vs Netflix: who will win?
How does Disney Plus price compare to Amazon Prime?
Online behemoth Amazon’s online video service may not have produced quite as many big hits as Netflix when it comes to its own original content, but it can boast a much deeper library than its rival, with four times as many movies and access to top-notch classic TV such as Lost, Parks and Recreation and The X-Files. It’ll also be the home of a massive new TV adaptation of The Lord of the Rings and Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten in 2021.
A single Amazon Prime membership is $12.99 per month or $119 per year if you choose to pay annually, which allows you to stream content to two devices at once. While this might seem dear compared with the Disney Plus price, it also includes Amazon Prime membership, giving you access to same-day or one-day shipping on Amazon.com purchases, plus photo storage and access to exclusive deals at times like on Amazon Prime Day.
How does Disney Plus price compare to Hulu?
Despite being a majority Disney-owned service, Hulu is, in some ways, a competitor to Disney Plus.
Boasting award winning Hulu Originals like Normal People, Castle Rock and Future Man, the on-demand service is also bolstered by its new IPTV offering which adds over 50 live TV channels, including live sports broadcasts. The service has three main pricing tiers; a basic $5.99-a-month ad-supported option, a $11.99 ad-free monthly tier, and the aforementioned Hulu with Live TV which comes in at $54.99-per-month, with HBO, Showtime, Cinemax and Starz all also available as add-ons.
It’s worth noting that while you can bundle in Hulu with Disney Plus as mentioned above, this only includes its On Demand offering and not its live TV service.
How does Disney Plus price compare to YouTube TV?
Aimed squarely at cord-cutters, YouTube TV is Google’s attempt at a service similar to Sling TV, offering live TV to your phone, tablet and streaming device without a costly cable subscription and contract. Currently exclusive to the US, YouTube TV allows six people in the family to access the service and will allow up to three of them tune in simultaneously and also offers unlimited storage to record shows for up to nine months.
A recent price hike has seen the flat fee for YouTube TV go up to $49.99 per month, which is nevertheless much cheaper than a regular cable contract. Users can also add additional channels to their line-up, including AMC Premiere ($5 per month,) Fox Soccer Plus ($15 per month) and Showtime ($7 per month).
How does Disney Plus price compare to HBO Max?
HBO Max is the latest offering from revered TV network HBO. Launched in the US in May 27, it’s a joint venture with parent company WarnerMedia, differentiating itself from HBO Now and HBO Go mainly through the sheer breadth of its content.
Like HBO Now, there’s a single subscription plan available at $14.99 per month. This gifts you access to the service’s impressive 10,000 hours of film and TV content: iconic HBO shows like Game of Thrones, The Sopranos and Watchmen, recent blockbusters like Crazy Rich Asians and Aquaman, as well as being the exclusive home of TV favorite Friends and Studio Ghibli’s back catalogue, It can be viewed on – among other devices: apps on iOS and Android, Apple and Android TVs, PCs and Macs via the HBO Max website, as well as consoles such as Xbox One and PlayStation 4.