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Disney+ subscription price will soon go up

This is the first price hike for the streaming service

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The price of a Disney+ subscription is set to go up on March 26, so consumers who want to save a little money may want to sign up now. The monthly cost of a Disney+ subscription will soon go up by $1 to $8 per month, or $80 upfront for an entire year. 

The pricing changes will also affect the Disney Bundle, which gives consumers access to  Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. The price of the package will increase from $12.99 per month to $13.99 per month, or from $18.99 per month to $19.99 per month for the plan that includes an ad-free Hulu experience.

The company said at the end of last year that it would have to raise prices in order to recoup the losses it’s incurred from investing in new content. Over the past year, Disney+ has debuted a number of new shows like WandaVision, The Mandalorian, and new Marvel and Star Wars content. It has also added new releases like Soul and added classics like Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. 

Disney announced this week that Cruella and Black Widow will be released in May and July, respectively, on Disney+ as $30 Premier Access titles. The one-time $30 Premier Access fee lets consumers watch brand new movies as many times as they want as long as they remain a Disney+ subscriber. 

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