Subscribers will have to pay a little more if they want to keep Disney+ without ads. The Walt Disney Company held its 3Q 2022 earnings call on Wednesday afternoon, where it unveiled Disney+ Basic and Disney+ Premium tiers. The Disney+ Basic tier (including ads) will run $7.99 per month with no option for an annual subscription, and the Disney+ Premium tier (without ads) will increase to $10.99 per month and $109.99 annually, increasing by three dollars per month for monthly subscribers. and $40 for annual subscribers (and a 37% jump for both). Naturally, users are debating the merits of the price hike and whether or not they want to continue paying for Disney+ on social media.
With our new ad-supported Disney+ offering and an expanded lineup of plans across our entire streaming portfolio, Karim Daniel, president of Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution, said in a statement. “We will provide as many consumer options as possible at a variety of price points to meet the diverse needs of our audience and appeal to a wider audience.”
The idea behind the ad-supported tier is that it will allow Disney+ to grow its customer base. In a previous statement, Daniels said: “Expanding the reach of Disney+ to a wider audience at a lower price point is a win-win for all – consumers, advertisers and our storytellers.” However, one has to question that. Whether to increase the price The version of Disney+ with ads Is it really offering a “low cost” subscription?
The overall reaction on social media seems to be mixed. While some Disney fans don’t mind the price hike, others are considering whether keeping their subscriptions is the best use of their money considering the United States is on the brink of recession. .
Is this really a good time to raise prices?
I will not lie. I love #disneybut raise #disneyplus Given the current economic climate, the price was in extremely bad taste. ️ Many people rely on it for entertainment at home during this tough time when we have 3 pandemics at once…#miracle #star wars pic.twitter.com/K7klmlkr4y
— MediaVerse+ (@MediaVersePlus) 10 August 2022
Save with a bundle!
That’s why Disney+ and Hulu prices individually are going up and they’re offering an ad-tier for the same price you’re paying now, but…
No price hike was announced if you have a bundle. Get a Bundle and Save!https://t.co/hHayULc2pI
— Lamarr Wilson (@LamarrWilson) 10 August 2022
This may lead to a shift back to cable TV
Eventually we’re going to be back on cable TV and “cord pluggers” will be the new “cord cutters.” https://t.co/jqc9wwDy2e
— Michelle Saltzman (@Jurassic Rabbit) 10 August 2022
Why do we have to pay more?
Disney+ raising its price for an ad-free experience–which we’re already getting–is a little odd. Why should I pay more, monthly, for the same service I already have and not subject me to a new product that’s coming out twice every 30 minutes?
— Matt Elfring (@ImMatElfring) 10 August 2022
It was only a matter of time
I think it was only a matter of time.
Starting December 8, Disney+ with ads will cost $7.99/month – the same price that Disney+ currently costs without ads.
Premium, ad-free Disney+ will now increase to $10.99/month.
— shinobi 602 (@shinobi602) 10 August 2022
let’s make some suggestions
The original version should have cost Disney+ $4.99 per month and Disney+ Premium should have been priced at $7.99 per month.
— Alberto Herrera #NewDeal4Animation (@Alberto9Herrera) 10 August 2022
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