Disney+ is getting a new cheaper, ad-supported tier starting tomorrow. However, how much will it cost, in which countries will it be available and what will it involve? We’ve answered all of these questions below and will update it with the latest information.
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When does the Disney+ ad-supported tier launch?
The new ad-supported tier will first launch in the US on December 8, 2022. It will then roll out globally in 2023 – with the exact months to be confirmed.
In which countries will the Disney+ ad-supported tier launch?
Currently, the only specific country confirmed to get the Disney+ ad-supported tier is the United States. However, Disney said it will roll out worldwide in 2023.
With the UK being a key market for Disney+, we imagine it will be available here.
How much will the Disney+ ad-supported tier cost?
The new ad-supported tier will replace Disney+’s current standard cost — so $7.99 per month. No annual plan will be proposed.
Here are the new Disney+ prices from December 8 in America:
- Disney+ ad-free monthly subscription: reduced from $7.99 per month to $10.99 per month
- Disney+ annual subscription without advertising: reduced from $79.99 per year to $109.99 per year
- Disney+ ad-supported monthly subscription: $7.99 per month (no annual option offered)
Disney+ currently costs US$7.99/£7.99 per month and $79.99/£79.99 per year. As current UK prices are similar to those in the US, we expect the new ad-supported tier to cost £7.99 per month in the UK, and prices for the ad-free plans will increase to £10. £.99 per month and £109.99 per year.
What will ads look like on Disney+?
Disney has confirmed that it will aim for an average of four minutes of advertising per hour – an amount that significantly undercuts traditional TV broadcasting, as well as other streaming platform competitors such as Peacock and HBO Max.
The platform will not run any advertising related to politics or alcohol, nor will it accept advertising from other rival studios.
All profiles created for preschoolers will be ad-free, and shows designed for preschoolers will be reviewed accordingly.
Some platforms with ad-supported tiers also have more limited content libraries and limit content to a specific quality (like HD). Disney hasn’t confirmed it will, but it’s a possibility.
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