Disney + surpasses Netflix, but there is bad news for subscribers

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That +even more than Amazon Prime Video, it was the real challenger of Netflix this was already understood at the time of the launch of the new platform. With a quantity of less “epic” content in the catalogue, including those of Star Wars, Wonderful, pixar Y “classics” of walt-disney it was clear to all that the fire potential was enormous. And in fact, Disney+ just overtook Netflix by number of users worldwide.


Today Disney+ has 221.1 million users in the world, considering in the total number also those of ESPN + (22.8 million), and Hulu (46.2 million). Only Disney +, among other things, reaches the substantial number of 152 million subscribers. From Disney +, however, news arrives that for many users will not be pleasant, since the platform has announced that in the coming months it will embark on a path in many ways speculating on what Netflix is ​​about to do, but it will do it in a way Too much faster. Bottom line: end of 2022 Disney+ raises prices and launches a cheap subscription based on the advertisingI call Disney + Basic.

Disney + and Disney + Basic: the new prices

Disney + Basic will be the new planeconomic“by Disney+, with commercial within and between the contents. theDecember 8 in the United States at the expense of $7.99 per month. That’s the same amount regular Disney+ users pay today, ad-free.

It’s not a mistake, because commercial-free plan will cost more. Much more, because it goes from $7.99/month ($79.99/year) to $10.99/month ($109.99/year)with an increase of more than 30% compared to the current price.

Based on information leaked to date, the amount of advertising will be limited to 4 minutes for every hour of content, but considering that the vast majority of television series have episodes well under 60 minutes, we can imagine no less than a couple of ads for each episode watched.

If a user will see the content with child profilethen the commercials will be eliminated or recalibrated according to the needs of minors.

In the USA gods are also provided packages that also add Hulu and/or ESPN+ to Disney+, with prices from $9.99 per month and up to $19.99 per month:

  • Disney + Basic + Hulu – $9.99/month
  • Disney + Basic + Hulu + ESPN + – $12.99/month
  • Disney + Standard + Hulu + ESPN + – $14.99/month
  • Disney + Standard + Hulu (ad-free) + ESPN + – $19.99/month

Disney+ Basic: when it arrives in Italy

As already mentioned, the new Disney+ Basic plan will launch in the United States onDecember 8, 2022 and on the same day, the ad-free plan will go up from $7.99 to $10.99.

In ItalyDisney+’s standard ad-free plan currently costs money €8.99 and the arrival of Disney + Basic in our country has not yet been announced. However, it is clear that it will arrive in 2023, probably already in first half of next year.

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