Disney is gearing up for a major streaming service launch next month. When it arrives, the company’s new Disney+ service will cost $6.99/month, a rate equivalent to Hulu’s ad-supported plan and lower than many competing services like Netflix. The company has also detailed discount and bundle options, something that was just expanded with another ultra-cheap plan that users will need to pay upfront.
For fans who want to give the service a try without making any sort of commitment, Disney+ will be offered with a monthly subscription cost of $6.99/month. As with other services, users will be able to cancel the plan whenever they’d like in order to stop paying; they’ll lose access to the platform after the month they already paid for ends.
Many people are already planning to sign up for Disney+ on a long-term basis — it makes sense to do so considering the vast catalog of existing and original content that’ll be offered. For those customers, Disney said it will also allow them to pay for a full year upfront — it’ll be $69.99 USD, which works out to $5.83/month.
As recently spied by the Orlando Sentinel, Disney is currently also offering what it calls the Founders Circle, which is a three-year subscription to Disney+ for $169.99 total. This works out to the equivalent of paying only $5 per month. Customers who choose this option will automatically revert to the 1-year annual plan after the three years are over.
This appears to be a limited-time deal offered to users who sign up for the service using the code ‘PARKSPASS3YEARS.’ The annual plans aside, Disney is also planning to bundle Disney+ with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99/month, though users will only be able to sign up for that plan on November 12 when the service goes live.