Disney Plus may introduce cheaper ad-supported subscription plans later this year

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Popular streaming service Disney+ plans to introduce a new, cheaper, ad-supported subscription later this year. It will first be rolled out in the US and then will be released in other countries next year. Hence, we can expect to get cheaper Disney+ Hotstar subscription plans in 2023. For the unversed, subscription plans in India start at Rs 299 per month in India right now.

According to the statement by Karim Daniels, President of Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution, “Expanding access to Disney Plus to a wider audience at a lower cost is a win-win for all – consumers, advertisers and our storytellers. More consumers can access our amazing content.” Advertisers will be able to reach a wider audience, and our storytellers will be able to share their incredible work with more fans and families.”

While the company hasn’t hinted at the price of this upcoming plan, it is expected to be cheaper than a standard, ad-free plan (which currently costs Rs 299 per month or Rs 899 per year). Earlier this year, Disney Plus announced the expansion of its service to 50 new countries, including Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iraq, Israel, Jordan are included. Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestine, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City and Yemen. Additionally, it will also be available in 11 regions.

According to the Disney+ service, it is currently available in 21 languages ​​in 64 countries. The platform has 13,000+ shows and movies with 8,000 hours of content and 118.1 million+ subscribers (as of October 2021).

Disney also aims to reach 230-260 million Disney Plus customers by 2024. Notably, according to Disney’s Q1 2022 earnings, the service has 129.8 million users globally). In March 2022, the platform will release Marvel Studios Moon Knight Series, Disney and Pixar Turning Red, More Than Robots, Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U, Weekend Family even more.

Disney Plus may launch cheaper ad-supported subscription plans later this year, first appeared on BGR India.

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