Disney may be getting cheaper but

Disney+ may be getting cheaper, but…

We have been able to enjoy Disney+ for almost two years now. Over the past year, the subscription has become more expensive, but the price may be dropping again, although there is a big but.

It may seem like an eternity to your personal senses, but streaming service Disney+ has been around for almost two years now. In that time we have already seen several top series pass by such as The Mandalorian, WandaVision and Loki. But that’s not all, there are still plenty more planned such as Moon Knight, Obi-Wan Kenobi and She-Hulk. You may be able to watch those series for cheaper than they are now.

This is how Disney+ might get cheaper

During the early days, Disney+ still cost 6.99 euros per month or 69.99 euros per year. A year later that was increased to 8.99 euros per month and 89.99 euros per year. For that increase, users did get something in return. For example, the channel Star was added, which brought a lot of content. Star includes new series and movies, but also old favorites like How I Met Your Mother, Braveheart and Lost.

Think 8.99 euros a month is too much money? Then Disney may soon have a solution for you. According to website The Information, the company is working on a cheaper subscription of Disney+. However, there is a big but to it. In exchange for the cheaper subscription, you will get to see commercials. It is also questionable whether the membership will be available in the Netherlands, because the article only mentions the United States.

Disney+ launchThe streaming service’s logo (Image: AFP/Robyn Beck)

Not a new idea

Still, Disney’s idea is not entirely new. Several other streaming services already work with a similar subscription. For example, Paramount+ and Discovery+ in the United States already have a cheaper subscription where you get to see commercials. In the Netherlands, streaming service Videoland is active with such a kind of subscription. There you pay four euros less if you accept commercials.