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Disney Plus promises tons of new shows — and a price hike

The streaming service will soon be $7.99 a month in the United States

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Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

With a full slate of new Disney Plus content on the way in the next few years — including a boatload of new shows from Marvel, Star Wars, Disney and Pixar animation, and movies from Disney’s film studios — the streaming service is packed. Lando and Ahsoka shows? Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye and She-Hulk? Three new Pixar shows? Tiana and Moana each getting their own series? That's just the tip of the content iceberg.

And it is only natural that with a big, big boon in content comes with a hike in the price.

Disney Plus launched on Nov. 12, 2019 with a subscription price of $6.99 — well under its competitors like Netflix and Hulu.

Beginning in March, Disney Plus will increase its price by a dollar in the United States, bringing the price from $6.99 to $7.99 a month. The Disney Bundle of Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus will get a $1 increase to $13.99 a month. This still puts it lower than many of the other streaming services; Netflix just raised its standard subscription price to $13.99 a month, while runs viewers $14.99 a month.

Meanwhile, in European markets, where Disney Plus will get even more shows with the inclusion of Star, the price will increase by two euros from $5.99 to €8.99. This does not include the Hulu and ESPN bundles.

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