Disney is increasing the price of one of its streaming services beginning next month.
Disney currently owns Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu, all of which can be purchased either individually or in a bundle, depending on your streaming preferences. But, if you are a subscriber to ESPN+ specifically, you should know that there will be an increase in both the monthly and annual subscription rates.
Now, according to the ESPN+ website, beginning Friday, August 13, Disney will increase the price of its sports streaming service, ESPN+. Subscribers will see the price increase for both monthly and annual subscriptions. Per the official website:
ESPN+ is $5.99/mo. or $59.99/yr. As of 08/13/21, the price of ESPN+ monthly plans will be $6.99/mo. and ESPN+ annual plans will be $69.99/yr. Prices for existing subscribers will increase on the first bill on or after 8/13/21. Cancel anytime. Subject to terms.
For those of you who have a Disney Streaming Bundle, which includes ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+, you will not be affected by this price increase.
Additionally, if you are a fan of the UFC, you, too, are in luck as the price of UFC Pay-Per-View events through ESPN+ will also not increase.
If you are not familiar with ESPN+, the website describes the streaming service as:
ESPN+ has thousands of exclusive live events, original studio shows, and acclaimed series that aren’t on the ESPN networks. ESPN+ allows subscribers to purchase UFC PPV events and access an extensive archive of on-demand content (including the entire 30 For 30 library, select ESPN Films, game replays, and more). ESPN+ content is available to stream in HD through the ESPN App on your favorite connected devices (living room devices, phone, tablet, computer, smart TV) and on ESPN.com. ESPN+ also gives you access to exclusive fantasy sports tools and premium articles from some of the most respected voices in sports news and opinion. All of this is available as part of your ESPN+ subscription.
An ESPN+ subscription does not give you access to stream ESPN’s traditional TV networks or the content on them. To stream those networks, you need a television subscription through a cable, satellite or digital provider.
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