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How to beat the Disney+ price hikes and save up to £51 a year

How to beat the Disney+ price hikes and save up to £51 a year
Emma Lunn
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Emma Lunn

Disney+ is overhauling its prices from 1 November, with its annual plan going up by £36 a year.

But anyone signing up for an annual subscription before the end of October can get the service at the current price.

From 1 November, new subscribers to Disney+ will pay £10.99 a month, up from the current price of £7.99 a month. The annual cost will rise from £79.90 to £109.90 if you pay for the year upfront – a £30 a year rise.

Existing subscribers currently paying £7.99 a month will also be hit with the price hike – unless they take action.

To beat the price hikes, Disney fans need to sign up to an annual contract before the end of October. This applies to both new customers and those who currently pay for Disney+ monthly.

Those who pay monthly will see their monthly rolling price will rise from £7.99 a month to £10.99 a month on or from 6 December. This will mean paying a total of £131.88 over the next year. But signing up for an annual membership before 23.59PM on 31 October costs £79.90 – so you’ll save £51.98 if you can afford to make this payment in one go.

New pricing plans

At the moment, Disney+ just has one pricing plan. But from 1 November this will be re-named the Premium plan and will cost £10.99 a month (as above). This plan allows you to stream and download on up to four devices and watch content in the highest available quality (4K HDR).

Disney is also introducing two new plans from 1 November. The content will be the same across all three plans but the number of devices you can stream and download on to will differ.

‘Standard with Ads’ is the cheapest at £4.99 a month. As the name suggests, this plan will show adverts. You can watch shows on two devices at the same time but there’s not an option to download content to watch later.

Disney’s ‘Standard’ plan will cost £7.99 a month (or £79.90 a year). As well as allowing users to watch shows on two devices at the same time, you can also download content onto two devices to watch offline.

Disney’s move follows a similar move by Netflix which scrapped its basic plan and introduced a cheaper option with ads in July this year.