Disney+ ad-supported subscription tier launches December 8th

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

The Disney+ ad-supported subscription tier will launch on Dec. 8, 2022 in the U.S. with a new slate of plans across Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and the Disney Bundle to allow subscribers to choose the option that best suits their needs.

Disney+ ad-supported subscription

“Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ feature unparalleled content and viewing experiences and offer the best value in streaming today, with over 100,000 movie titles, TV episodes, original shows, sports, and live events collectively,” said Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Chairman Kareem Daniel. “With our new ad-supported Disney+ offering and an expanded lineup of plans across our entire streaming portfolio, we will be providing greater consumer choice at a variety of price points to cater to the diverse needs of our viewers and appeal to an even broader audience.”

Current Disney+ subscribers should be aware that the amount they’re paying now will be the price for plans with ads; pricing for the Disney+ ad-supported subscription tier will be higher.

The new pricing for Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming services as of Dec. 8, 2022 (except where noted) in the U.S. will be as follows:

Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ Standalone Plans

Disney+Basic (With Ads)$7.99N/A
Disney+Premium (No Ads)$10.99$109.99
HuluBasic (With Ads)*$7.99$79.99
HuluPremium (No Ads)*$14.99N/A
ESPN+With Ads**$9.99$99.99
ESPN+UFC PPV**$74.99 (Per Event)N/A
ESPN+UFC PPV + Annual**N/A$124.98

*Effective as of Oct. 10, 2022

** Effective as of Aug. 23, 2022 (Previously Announced)

Disney Bundle Plans

Basic (With Ads)Disney+, Hulu$9.99
Basic (With Ads)Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+$12.99
Legacy***Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (With Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads)$14.99
PremiumDisney+ (No Ads), Hulu (No Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads)$19.99

*** Existing subscribers only

Hulu + Live TV Plans

Basic (With Ads)Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+$69.99
Legacy***Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (With Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads)$74.99
PremiumDisney+ (No Ads), Hulu (No Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads)$82.99

***Existing subscribers only

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Brad Barefoot August 11, 2022 - 9:17 am

I currently have the Disney+ Bundle … haven’t once turned on ESPN … could care less about it. Disney if you want to keep me (an I’d bet tens of thousands of others) drop the ESPN tie in so my rate (no adds) stays the same or you’ll lose me.

Forest G'Raff August 11, 2022 - 12:39 pm

Ditch ESPN in the bundle or truly make it an option. Not interested. However, Disney+ and Hulu+ live I am there!


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