Disney+ discussing potential for ad-supported plan

Even though Disney+ has been a huge success with about 130 million subscribers by the end of last year, Disney could be looking to expand its plans.

Right now, Disney is discussing the possibility of adding an ad-supported plan to bring in new customers, according to The Information. At this time, a monthly price has not been announced by the company and is in the talking phase.

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Currently, Disney+ costs just $7.99 per month and does not have ads. It additionally has bundles such as its Disney+ plans Bundle that includes ad-supported Hulu with ESPN+ for $13.99 a month. Hulu has its own Disney+ bundle that includes ad-free Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ for $19.99 a month.

Not only does Disney+ include content from the Disney, Disney Channel, and Pixar catalogs, but also has “Star Wars” movies and TV that include Disney+ Originals, Marvel Studios content, and programming from National Geographic.

This is not the first time that streaming services have added ads to their platforms after launching with just an ad-free plan. Last year, HBO Max released an ad-supported tier that costs $9.99 a month.

Other streaming services like Hulu, Paramount+, Peacock, and Discovery+ have plans that have ad-supported options as well.

Disney+ can be streamed on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac, and syncs with the Apple TV app too.

What are your thoughts on the idea of an ad-supported Disney+ plan? comment below or let us know on Twitter at @appleosophy.

David Becker
Author: David Becker

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