Signed up to Disney+ before 23 February 2021? Your annual bill is about to rise by £20 to £79.90 - here's all you need to know
Households who signed up for an annual subscription to Disney+ before 23 February 2021 will see their bills increase by £20 from this month. Instead of continuing to pay £59.99 a year, these customers will now be billed £79.90 a year. Below is all you need to know and what you can do about it.
Those who signed up for an annual subscription after 23 February 2021 saw the price rise take effect from 23 August 2021, while monthly subscribers' prices rose from £5.99 to £7.99 from the same date.
But those who signed up before 23 February 2021, and who are just about to roll off annual subscriptions, will now have to brace themselves for increases to £79.90 a year too. Disney+ launched in the UK in March 2020.
Worried about the price rise? Consider cancelling
If you want to cancel your Disney+ annual or monthly subscription then you can do so at any time. You'll still be able to use the service until the end of that billing cycle but you won't get a refund for any unused days or months.
To cancel your subscription, log in to your Disney+ account, select 'profile', 'account', then 'subscription' and click 'cancel subscription'.
Also consider switching
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. See our Digital TV Deals guide for more help on finding the best packages.
If you're thinking of leaving and subscribing to another TV and film subscription service, the table below compares the best deals:
|Service||Price||Free trial/intro offer?||What it includes|
|All 4+||£3.99/mth (no ads)||14-day free trial to watch without ads||100s of box sets|
|Amazon Prime Video*||From £5.99/mth||30-day free trial||Popular films and TV, including 'Amazon Originals' exclusives|
|Apple TV Plus||£4.99/mth||Seven-day free trial||Apple original film and TV series including The Morning Show and Dickinson|
|BBC iPlayer||Free – but you need a TV licence||N/A||TV series and films shown on the BBC, plus some online-only content|
|BritBox||£5.99/mth or £59.99/yr||30-day free trial||Dramas, comedies, films and documentaries from the BBC and ITV|
£4.99/mth or £49.99/yr
With Eurosport & more sports coverage: £6.99/mth or £59.99/yr
|Seven-day free trial||Wide range of reality shows and documentaries|
|Disney+*||£7.99/mth or £79.90/yr||No free trial||More than 1,000 Disney films and TV series|
|ITV Hub+||£3.99/mth (no ads)||Seven-day free trial||TV series and films shown on ITV, plus preview clips of some popular series|
|Mubi||£9.99/mth or £71.88/yr||Seven-day free trial
||30 hand-picked films a month|
|My5||Free||N/A||Shows and films from Channel 5, 5 Select, 5 Star, 5 USA and more|
|Netflix||from £5.99/mth||30-day upgrade to the package above||Thousands of shows and movies, including Netflix Originals|
|NOW Entertainment||£9.99/mth||Seven-day free trial||More than 300 box sets plus channels that aren't on Freeview|
|NOW Sky Cinema||£9.99/mth||Seven-day free trial||More than 1,000 films, with a new one every day|
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