Disney Plus price: subscriptions available in 2024 worldwide

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The past year or so has seen plenty of fluctuation where the Disney Plus price is concerned as its cheaper ad-supported plan arrived around the world. While there's been no price hike so far in 2024, we expect the annual increase will continue and are here to keep you on the loop about what is available currently in the way of Disney Plus subscriptions.

Great value for money with its wealth of content including classic Disney and Pixar movies, the MCU and Star Wars franchise in its entirety, and insightful National Geographic documentaries, international markets are also pushing there is more to the service than just that kid stuff. Subscribers outside the US get access to the Star hub. This sees new Hulu titles added every month, perfect for when you want something a bit more gritty than the squeaky clean content Disney is otherwise synonymous with – and it all comes under an incredibly good value Disney Plus price.

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The latest on new Disney Plus prices

So far in 2024 there have been no news of change to the price of Disney Plus or its plans, though don't get too comfortable – we expect to see its annual hike at some point this year. Otherwise, the only real news when it comes to your plans is who you're sharing it with, as Disney makes plans to crackdown on password sharing.

Disney Plus isn't shy when it comes to shaking up its prices. As of October 12, 2023, US customers saw a price hike across its Disney Plus and bundle plans. On November 1, the ad-supported plan was finally introduced in the UK, Europe, and Canada, with these regions now having a choice of three Disney Plus plans to choose from. Find all the details in full below.

What is the Disney Plus price at a glance

What is the Disney Plus price for subscribers in the US?

With the introduction of the ad-supported plan back in December 2022, adding 4 minutes of commercials for every hour of content, there are two price points for those looking to sign up to Disney Plus in the US.

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Disney Plus US Plans
Disney Plus Basic $7.99 a monthAd-supportedUp to 4K UHD & HDR4 streamsNo offline downloads
Disney Plus Premium$13.99 a month/$139.99 a yearAd freeUp to 4K UHD & HDR4 streamsOffline downloads

As of October 12, 2023, the US saw a price hike on its ad free plans, from $10.99 a month/$109.99 a year to $13.99 a month/$139.99 a year. The annual plan still proves to be one of the best streaming deals, essentially getting 12 months for the price of 10. This is the case for international markets, too (more info below).

Don't forget you can also subscribe to the Disney Plus bundle and get even more entertainment under one subscription, with more information in our guide.


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How much does Disney Plus cost in the UK, Europe, and other international markets?

As of November 1, those in the UK, Europe, and Canada saw a similar ad-supported plan introduced, with the option of three tiers to choose from: Standard With Ads, Standard, and Premium.

The Standard plan will cost the same as the previous rates, though you'll only get 4K streams if you upgrade to Premium.

Currently, in Australia and New Zealand, you still only have the option of one ad-free plan.

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Header Cell - Column 0 Standard (with ads)Standard (ad-free)Premium
UK£4.99 a monthUp to Full HD 1080p2 streamsNo offline downloads£7.99 a month/£79.90 a yearUp to Full HD 1080p2 streamsOffline downloads£10.99 a month/£109.90 a yearUp to 4K UHD & HDR4 streamsOffline downloads
Europe€5.99 a monthUp to Full HD 1080p2 streamsNo offline downloads€8.99 a month/€89.99 a yearUp to Full HD 1080p2 streamsOffline downloads€11.99 a month/€119 a yearUp to 4K UHD & HDR4 streamsOffline downloads
Canada$7.99 a monthUp to Full HD 1080p2 streamsNo offline downloads$11.99 a month/$119.99 a yearUp to Full HD 1080p2 streamsOffline downloads$14.99 a month/$149.99 a yearUp to 4k UHD & HDR4 streamsOffline downloads
Australia-$13.99 a month/$113.99 a yearUp to 4K UHD & HDR4 streamsOffline downloads-
New Zealand-$14.99 a month/$114.99 a yearUp to 4K UHD & HDR4 streamsOffline downloads-

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What countries can I sign up to Disney Plus?

Initially you could sign up to Disney Plus in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands when it launched in November 2019. It then expanded into Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and Europe before arriving in Japan and Latin America. It's now available in 106+ countries.

How to get Disney Plus for free

The introductory 7-day free trial came to an end a while ago with no countries currently benefiting from one. But it may well return as streaming services across the board see a decline in new sign-ups. If you're in the market for a new phone contract, however, there may still be a way to try for free. For more information, check out our Disney Plus free trial guide.

Alternatively, shift the cost onto a loved one and ask for a Disney Plus gift card for your birthday, Christmas, or another special occasion. 

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How does the Disney Plus price compare to other streaming services?

To get a good idea of how the Disney Plus prices compare to its competitors, we've compiled a table comparing the biggest platforms ad-free plans.

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Streaming serviceAd-free rate
Disney Plus$13.99 a month
Netflix$15.49-$19.99 a month
Max$15.99-$19.99 a month
Hulu$17.99 a month
Paramount Plus$11.99 a month
Apple TV Plus$9.99 a month
Peacock TV$11.99 a month

How does the Disney Plus price compare to Netflix?

With a comparatively slender library, but packed full of commercially lucrative franchises and content from major film studios, Disney Plus looks poised to rival Netflix as the world’s most popular streaming service. 

However, Netflix has nearly two times the number of subscribers and almost five times as much content.

A Netflix Basic plan will cost $9.99 a month, but that only lets you stream one movie at a time and only in SD resolution. A Standard subscription costs $15.49 and includes two simultaneous streams and HD resolution, while a four-screen Ultra HD Premium plan will set you back $19.99. 

What does this mean? In the price wars at least, Disney Plus comes out on top with its mightily affordable $7.99, single tier subscription plan.

Want to know more about the current battle between these two services? We've considered Disney Plus vs Netflix: who will win?

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How does Disney Plus price compare to Amazon Prime?

Online behemoth Amazon’s online video service may not have produced quite as many big hits as Netflix when it comes to its own original content, but it can boast a much deeper library than its rival, with four times as many movies and access to top-notch classic TV.

A single Amazon Prime membership is $14.99 per month or $139 per year if you choose to pay annually, which allows you to stream content to two devices at once. While this might seem expensive compared with the Disney Plus price, it also includes Amazon Prime membership, giving you access to same-day or one-day shipping on Amazon.com purchases, plus photo storage and access to exclusive deals at times like on Amazon Prime Day. It's a lot more than a streaming service.

How does Disney Plus price compare to Max?

Max is the tantalizing on-demand offering from WarnerMedia. It hosts a mouth-watering agglomeration of shows, and, where Disney Plus supports Team Marvel, HBO Max is staunchly Team DC.  

Recently rebranded to just 'Max' as the conclusion to its merger with Discovery Plus, Max now also is home to a ton of unscripted reality shows. With it, three new Max price tiers.

Starting at $9.99 a month for its With Ads plan, its Ad-Free plan costs $15.99 a month. Want 4K streams though and you'll have to stretch to the new Ultimate Ad-Free plan, which costs $19.99 a month. This is unlike Disney Plus, where 4K streams are available on all tiers.

HBO Max can be viewed on - among other devices: apps on iOS  and Android, Apple and Android TVs, PCs and Macs via the HBO Max website, as well as consoles such as Xbox One and PlayStation 4. And finally, you can get HBO Max on Roku and on Fire Stick, too.

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How does Disney Plus price compare to Apple TV Plus? 

Following a price hike from its budget $6.99 rate, Apple TV Plus now costs $9.99 a month ($99.99 for an annual plan), which still manages to undercut most of its competitors with no ads and 4K streams as the standard. It's just not as cheap as Uncle Walt's budget-friendly ad-supported plan anymore.

Disney Plus offers a wealth of highly sought-after entertainment. It has a total of around 1,200 films and TV shows, while Apple TV Plus has only 90-odd. The difference may seem stark. But Apple TV Plus does produce largely brand-new content, and is gradually amassing a diverse and accomplished library of titles.

Where Disney Plus has brand appeal, the best Apple TV Plus shows feature A-list celebrities and some thrillingly original programming. And, if it doesn’t yet have enough content to satisfy your VOD appetite, it at least makes a thrilling side dish. 

How does Disney Plus price compare to Hulu?

Despite being a majority Disney-owned service, Hulu is, in some ways, a competitor to Disney Plus.

Boasting popular Hulu Originals like Solar Opposites, Love Victor, American Horror Stories, and new series How I Met Your Father, the on-demand service can also be bolstered by the Hulu with Live TV package, which adds over 95 live TV channels, including live sports broadcasts. Hulu has three main pricing tiers; a basic $7.99-a-month ad-supported option, a $17.99 ad-free monthly tier, and the aforementioned  Live TV package which starts at $76.99.  

The latter option may seem costly, but you get heaps for that price, including throwing in the entire Disney Plus bundle at no additional cost. That includes Disney Plus (obviously), Hulu's on-demand library, and ESPN Plus.

Of course, you can also get the bundle from $9.99 a month without the live channels.

How does Disney Plus Price compare to other streaming services? 

Disney Plus has continued to provide fantastic value, undercutting the price of Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Max. But one thing it’s lacking is live access to its own TV channels, like Freeform or Disney Junior. So, if you’re looking primarily for an online cable replacement, you’d be wise to check out the following OTT providers. Each offers a free trial of varying lengths to new subscribers.

For $72.99 a month, YouTube TV has a single plan that brings you 85 channels or more depending on your location, across news, sports, entertainment, and children’s TV. Plus, it has the inimitable Unlimited Cloud DVR feature. But even more comprehensive is FuboTV. The $74.99 Pro plan provides in excess of 154 channels, a third of which are sports-related. And you can pay to add on extras like Showtime ($10.99 a month) or International Sports Plus if you want more.

But if those monthly fees hit you hard in the bank balance, then Sling TV is a great low-cost alternative. First, pick a base package depending on your tele-visual preferences. Sling Blue offers over 40 channels, largely news and entertainment networks like A&E, CNN, FX and Comedy Central, while Sling Orange has fewer channels, but incudes the Disney-owned Freeform, ESPN networks, and the Disney Channel. Both are from $40 a month, although for an extra charge you can add individual channels or themed add-on packs. 

Daniel Pateman

Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.

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