Price Changes Coming to Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu, & Hulu + Live TV – How Much is Each Service Increasing?
The Disney Bundle is about to cost a bundle of cash. Today, the streaming giant announced sweeping price hikes for each of its services. We’ll break down the changes and how subscribers will be affected.
There will be three different dates important to subscribers:
- August 23, 2022 - ESPN+ price hikes
- October 10, 2022 - Hulu price hikes
- December 8, 2022 - Disney+ & Hulu + Live TV price hikes
If you subscribe to Disney+, things will change for you on December 8, 2022. That’s the day an ad-supported version of Disney+ becomes available.
|Service||Current Price||December 8 Price|
|Disney+ Premium (No ads)||$7.99/month||$10.99/month|
|Disney+ Basic (With ads)||N/A||$7.99/month|
If you’re sure you want Disney+ for a full year, you can save nearly $22 by getting an annual plan ($109.99/year).
Hulu (On Demand, Standalone)
If you only subscribe to Hulu on demand, your prices are going up October 10, 2022.
|Service||Current Price||October 10 Price|
|Hulu Premium (No ads)||$12.99/month||$14.99/month|
|Hulu Basic (With ads)||$6.99/month||$7.99/month|
Strangely, you cannot subscribe to a full year of Hulu without ads, but if you want a full year of the ad-supported service, you will save about $16 with the annual plan ($79.99/year).
Disney previously announced the upcoming ESPN+ price hike, set for August 23, 2022.
|Service||Current Price||August 23 Price|
|ESPN+ with ads||$6.99/month||$9.99/month|
|UFC PPV + Annual||$124.98|
If you want to keep your damage to a minimum, there is a benefit to subscribing to the Disney Bundle before December 8. If you do that, you will get a “legacy” rate as long as you don’t unsubscribe.
|Disney Bundle||Current Price||December 8 Price|
|Basic (With Ads): Disney+, Hulu||$2.99/month||$9.99/month|
|Basic (With Ads): Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+||N/A||$12.99/month|
|Existing Subscribers: Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (With Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads)||$13.99/month||$14.99/month|
|Premium: Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (No Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads)||$19.99/month||$19.99/month|
Unfortunately, there is no annual plan for the Disney Bundle.
Hulu + Live TV Plans
If you think you may want Hulu + Live TV, it’s worth grabbing a subscription now. It will also be impacted on December 8, but existing subscribers who have the ad-supported Hulu will only have to pay $5 more.
|Hulu + Live TV Plan||Current Price||December 8 Price|
|Basic (With Ads): Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+||N/A||$69.99/month|
|Existing Subscribers: Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (With Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads)||$69.99/month||$74.99/month|
|Premium: Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (No Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads)||$75.99/month||$82.99/month|
Disney+ is an ad-free video streaming service with over 13,000 series and films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, The Muppets, and more. It is available in 61 countries and 21 languages.
The Disney streaming service costs $7.99 / month, or $79.99 / year ($6.67 / month). You can bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+ for just $13.99 a month (cheaper than Netflix).
The service includes 25+ new original series, 10+ original movies, 7,500 past episodes, 100 recent movies, and 400 library titles including the entire Disney Vault. You can stream original series like “The Mandalorian”, “Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, “Loki”, and “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”
You can see the full list of available Disney, Disney Channel, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, Nat Geo shows and movies, or all available Disney Plus content by checking out our Disney+ Streaming Movie List.
ESPN+ is a live TV streaming service that gives access to thousands of live sporting events, original shows like Peyton’s Place, the entire library of 30 for 30, E:60, The Last Dance, as well exclusive written analysis from top ESPN insiders.
The service can be subscribed for $9.99 / month per month or annually for $99.99 / year.
You will get a daily out-of-market game from MLB, and every out-of-market NHL with NHL Power Play (previously NHL.TV). For NFL Fans, they have an exclusive NFL game, and simulcast select Monday Football games.
The service has some of the most attractive soccer coverage including Bundesliga, LaLiga, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, EFL Carabao Cup, Eredevise and more.
College sports fans will be able to watch thousands of games and events including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track & field, gymnastics, swimming & diving, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, golf, and more.
For boxing and UFC fans, the service offers Top Rank boxing and will be the home of 15 exclusive UFC events.
ESPN+ now includes exclusive insights from analysts like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay (which used to be part of ESPN Insider), as well as premium Fantasy Tools & PickCenter.
It offers a good selection of current TV shows and its ad-supported tier is cheaper than both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. You will be able to watch most shows from networks like ABC and Fox, and cable channels like FXX, FXM, HGTV, and more.
The service has a Limited Commercials plan for $7.99 a month, or you can upgrade to their No Ads plan for $14.99 a month. For $69.99 a month, you can get Hulu Live TV from major cable channels, live locals and regional sports networks.
Hulu Live TV is a live TV streaming service with more than 70 channels for $69.99/month. Hulu + Live TV base plan includes local channels, 33 of the top 35 cable channels, and regional sports networks (RSNs).