Disney Plus and Hulu Announce Price Increases in Fall 2023

Grace's user avatar
Grace
March 27, 2024

Disney+ and Hulu, both owned by The Walt Disney Company, will raise prices for their streaming services in the United States starting October 12th, 2023. This move comes alongside the introduction of a new ad-free bundle of Disney+ and Hulu, aiming to improve profitability for the platforms

Price Changes for U.S. Subscribers

Disney Plus Price Increase

  • Disney+ (No Ads): Increases 27% from $10.99 to $13.99 per month.
  • Disney+ (With Ads): Remains at $7.99 per month.

Hulu Price Increase

  • Hulu (No Ads): Increases 20% from $14.99 to $17.99 per month.
  • Hulu (With Ads): Remains at $7.99 per month.
  • Hulu + Live TV: Both with and without ads packages will see a $7 increase.
    • With Ads: Increases to $76.99 from $69.99 per month.
    • No Ads: Increases to $89.99 from $82.99 per month.

Disney Plus and Hulu Bundle Price Increase

  • Disney Bundle Duo Basic (Ad-Supported Disney+ and Hulu): Remains at $9.99 per month.
  • Disney Bundle Duo Premium (Ad-Free Disney+ and Hulu): A new bundle introduced on September 6th for $19.99 per month (37% discount compared to separate subscriptions).
  • Disney Bundle Trio Basic (Ad-Supported Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+): Increases to $14.99 per month (up $2).
  • Disney Bundle Trio Premium (Ad-Free Disney+, Ad-Free Hulu, and ESPN+ with Ads):  Increases to $24.99 from $19.99 per month.

International Expansion of Ad-Supported Disney+:

Internationally, Disney plans to introduce its ad-supported Disney+ subscriptions in Canada, the U.K., and eight other European countries (France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark) on November 1st. Monthly rates of the ad-supported Disney+ plan are:

  • Canada: $7.99
  • U.K.: £4.99
  • Europe: €5.99 (across markets)

Furthermore, Disney intends to raise ad-free Disney+ plans in these markets in December 2023.

How Much Is Disney+ / Hulu After Price Increases?

Below is the updated pricing of Disney+ and Hulu following the October 12th increase in the U.S., compared with the existing rates:

PlatformPlanMonthly PriceMonthly Price After Increase
Disney+With Ads$7.99$7.99
No Ads$10.99$13.99*          
HuluWith Ads$7.99$7.99
No Ads$14.99$17.99*
BundlesDuo Basic: Disney+ (With Ads), Hulu (With Ads)$9.99$9.99
Duo Premium: Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (No Ads)N/A$19.99**
Trio Basic: Disney+ (With Ads), Hulu (With Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads)$12.99$14.99*
Trio Premium: Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (No Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads)$19.99$24.99*
Hulu + Live TVHulu (With Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (With Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads)$69.99 $76.99*
Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (No Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads)$82.99$89.99*
* Effective on Oct. 12, 2023
** Available from Sept. 6, 2023

Extra Tip: How to Keep Disney+ Downloads after Subscription Ends?

Disney+ allows you to download shows and movies on supported mobile devices to watch them offline. However, once you cancel your subscription or the films leave Disney+, your downloads will also become unavailable. To keep the downloads forever, you need to download Disney+ content to MP4.

With Pazu Disney Plus Downloader, you can effortlessly download unlimited movies and shows from Disney+ with either a Basic or Premium account. It supports downloading Disney Plus videos in MP4 or MKV format while retaining audio tracks and subtitle files in multiple languages. Equipped with an intelligent search engine and advanced download core, Pazu Disney+ Video Downloader ensures high-quality downloads on both Mac and Windows computers.

Disney Plus Video Downloader
  • Download movies & TV shows from Disney+.
  • Download videos in 720P.
  • Preserve audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Fast downloading speed.

Follow the tutorial below to download movies and shows with Pazu Disney+ Video Downloader.

Step 1. Run Pazu Disney+ Video Downloader

Download, install, and launch Pazu Disney+ Video Downloader on your Mac or Windows. Log in to your Disney+ account. Click the key icon and enter your registration code to unlock the full version if you have purchased a registration. If you haven’t, go ahead with the free trial version.

Disney Plus Video Downloader

Step 2. Add Disney+ movies/shows

Enter the movie/show title in the search field, or copy and paste the link of the title from the Disney+ website. Then click the Search icon.

add Disney Plus videos

Step 3. Customize the output settings

Click on the Setting button in the upper right corner to customize the video format (MP4/MKV), video codec (H264, H265), output path, languages of audio tracks and subtitles, etc.

Disney Plus format

Step 4. Download movies and shows

Click the Download icon to add the movie or show. If you are downloading a show, select the episodes you want. You can also click the Setting button to choose the exact audio and subtitles languages of the movie or each episode.

Then click the Download button on the right bottom corner. The downloading begins.

Disney Plus episodes

In Conclusion

Disney+ and Hulu subscribers in the U.S. will see price increases starting October 12th, 2023. The company is also introducing a new ad-free bundle option. International markets can expect similar changes in the coming months. Consider using Pazu Disney Plus Downloader to save your downloads permanently on your device if the price increase doesn’t fit your budget. This way, you can continue to enjoy your favorite movies and shows even after your Disney+ subscription ends.

Disney+ Video Downloader

Disney Plus Video Downloader

Download Disney+ movies & TV shows to MP4 with HD quality.