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Disney Plus price hike takes effect – but Star is now included

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Written by: Emma Lunn
23/02/2021
Buying a subscription to Disney Plus has got more expensive from today, but subscribers now get access to Star as part of their subscription.

New UK subscribers to Disney Plus now pay £7.99 a month, up from £5.99 a month. You can save money by paying for a year up front – but the price of an annual subscription has gone up from £59.99 to £79.90.

But, as from today, subscribers to Disney Plus get Star too. Star offers more adult-focused boxsets and classic series from Disney’s creative studios such as ABC, FX, 20th Century Studios and 20th Television.

Star on Disney Plus will add more than 75 TV series and more than 280 movies during the next year, more than double the current available content in the UK.

Netflix price rises

Disney Plus isn’t the only streaming service to up its prices – the cost of Netflix went up for millions of subscribers last month.

Although the cost of a Basic Netflix subscription has stayed at £5.99 a month, a Standard subscription now costs £9.99 a month, up from £8.99. Premium subscriptions went up from £11.99 to £13.99 a month.

Are you getting value for money?

According to the broadcasting regulator Ofcom, last year saw 12 million people sign up to a streaming service they had not used before after lockdown forced everyone to stay at home.

Money.co.uk has calculated the average cost per hour of content watched on each of the most popular streaming services using figures from a recent study of lockdown viewing habits.

It took the average amount of time per week spent on watching online streaming services – 1 hour and 11 minutes per day, according to Ofcom.

It then calculated the cost of each of the most popular streaming services based on this average hours watched per day figure to come up with a price per hour of content viewed.

Using this measure, it found that Netflix cost 31p an hour, Amazon Prime Video 22p an hour, Now TV 11p, Disney Plus 21p, and Apple TV Plus 13p. This makes Now TV the best value streaming service.

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