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Disney+ to hike prices by up to £24 a year – here's how to beat it

Disney+ viewers will see monthly and annual subscription prices hiked by up to £24 a year, but you can cancel your subscription penalty-free – we round up your rights.

If the hike has got you considering your subscription, check out our Watch Movies & TV Online guide, which includes info on free legal streaming.

Which customers will see prices hiked and how much will bills rise by?

  • Monthly subscribers will see prices rise from £5.99 a month to £7.99 a month (a £24 annual increase).
  • Annual subscribers will see prices rise from £59.99 a year to £79.90 a year (a £19.91 annual increase). 

When will the price rise take force?

Existing customers will see the price changes take force at their first monthly or annual renewal after 23 August 2021.

New monthly and annual sign-ups will see the increased prices from 23 February 2021.

The Disney+ catalogue will, however, double in size on 23 February 2021, with extra content including TV shows such as 24LostDesperate HousewivesHow I Met Your Mother and Prison Break.

Want to stick with Disney+? How to beat the increases

If you want to stay with Disney, there are a couple of ways that you can beat the hikes:

  • If you want an annual Disney+ subscription. As long as you sign up by by 22 February 2021, you'll be able to subscribe for the old price of £59.99 for the full year, so you won't see a price rise until February 2022. If you can afford it, the annual subscription is also £11.89 a year cheaper than paying monthly based on current prices, or a £15.98 annual saving based on the new prices.

  • If you want a Disney+ monthly subscription. Sign up by 22 February 2021 and you'll lock in at the £5.99 price until 23 August 2021. Make a diary note to reconsider your options when prices go up.

Don't want to stay with Disney+? Consider switching

If you've got a monthly Disney+ plan, this can be cancelled penalty-free at any point. We've full info on alternatives to Disney+ – which could be cheaper or even free – in our Watch Movies & TV Online guide. We also round up free trials for you to test before you buy. Plus see our Digital TV Deals guide for more help on finding the best packages.

Those with an annual Disney+ subscription have already paid for this service upfront, so there's not a lot of point in cancelling midway through as you won't get your money back.

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