Disney+ to hike prices by up to £24 per year – how to cut down costs
DISNEY+ is hiking prices by up to £24 per year – but there are ways to cut down costs.
The increase will hit both monthly and annual accounts, with the changes affecting new customers from February 23, 2021.
For existing customers, bills won’t increase until August 23, 2021.
As part of the changes, Disney+ will hike the cost of its monthly from £5.99 to £7.99 – an increase of £2 per month, or £24 over the year.
Annual subscribers will see their package rise from £59.99 a year to £79.90 – so you’ll be paying £19.91 more.
Disney+ confirmed the changes to The Sun but it confirmed its catalogue of shows will also double in size when the changes come into from force.
Disney+ price hike – how much are bills increasing by?
DISNEY+ is upping the price of its monthly and annual subscription packages.
For new customers, the price increase comes into force from February 23, 2021.
New customers won't be billed the higher prices until August 23, 2021.
Here's how much bills are going up by:
Disney+ monthly package: £5.99 to £7.99 (£2 extra per month, £24 over the year)
Disney+ yearly package: £59.99 to £79.90 (£19.91 extra over the year)
Programmes that will be added from February 23, 2021, include 24, Lost, Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother and Prison Break.
Disney+ has more than 86 million subscribers globally and there are more than 1,000 movies, series and originals available.
If you’re considering getting Disney+ or you want to cancel to save cash, we explain everything you need to know.
It comes as Netflix also confirmed its hiking prices by up to £24 per year.
New customers – how to save money on Disney+
If you’ve yet to sign up to Disney+ you can take advantage of the current prices if you sign up by February 22, 2021.
For monthly customers, that means you’ll benefit for six months of paying the current price before the increases come into force on August 23, 2021.
Or for annual customers, you’ll get a whole year of paying the current price.
The new prices don't come into force until February 23, 2021, for new customers.
Existing customers – how to save money on Disney+
Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do about the price of Disney+ going up.
But if you’re looking to cut costs in general, you can unsubscribe from a monthly package for free.
To cancel Disney+, go to your account settings and click “cancel subscription”.
If you’re an annual Disney+ customer, you would have already paid for the service upfront.
It means you won’t be entitled to any money back as you’ve already been debited for the service.
Alternatively, if you live in a house or flat share, it’s worth checking if any of your flatmates also have Disney+.
That way you could possibly share your subscription service and split the cost.
With Disney+ you can stream shows on up to four devices at any one time.
Here's what happened when The Sun reviewed Disney+ last year.
An extensive list of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic content is available on Disney +.
You can get the FULL list of films and shows right here.
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