How much does Disney+ cost?

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Disney+ may have only launched last November, but it’s already fast becoming a contender for Australia’s favourite and most popular streaming service. Where else can you watch all your favourite Disney content – new and old – in one place? If you’re thinking of jumping on the bandwagon (or maybe you’re just desperate for a Star Wars or Marvel binge) but are unsure about the costs, this one’s for you. Read on as Canstar Blue unpacks everything you need to know about how much a Disney+ subscription costs.

How much does Disney+ cost in Australia?

Disney+ costs AUD $8.99 per month if you want to keep things flexible, or $89.99 a year if you’re happy to commit to a 12-month subscription (which saves you 16% on annual costs, or nearly two months’ worth). While there is not a massive price difference between most streaming services, this does make Disney+ cheaper than Netflix, Stan, Foxtel Now and Kayo.

Disney+ Plans

Is the Disney+ monthly subscription a good idea?

There are pros and cons to getting either a monthly or annual subscription for Disney+. If you choose to sign up on the monthly subscription, you won’t have to worry about lock-in contracts. You’ll simply be charged $8.99 per month and have the luxury of cancelling your plan at any time (we suggest at the end of the month to get your money’s worth) without any cancellation fee. A monthly subscription could be a great option for anyone who only wants to sign up to watch a particular show, such as The Mandalorian, or those who aren’t comfortable with the upfront yearly cost. Can’t blame you.

Star Wars Home Screen on Disney Plus app on TV

Is the Disney+ annual subscription the best bet?

If you choose to sign up for the annual subscription, you’ll have your account for 12 months, meaning you don’t have to worry about paying your bill every month. While the annual subscription of $89.99 is a much larger upfront cost, it may be worth it if you’re looking to get the best value out of your subscription and you expect to stick around for the long haul anyway. If you sign up for an annual subscription, you will save yourself 16% in the long run, with the $8.99 monthly cost adding up to $107.88 over the 12 months.

Does Disney+ have a free trial?

Not any more. Disney+ previously offered a seven-day free trial when you first signed up. However, this was removed in June 2020, meaning you’ll have to start paying from the off.

How does the cost of Disney+ compare to other streaming services?

Disney+ is one the cheapest streaming services available in Australia, more affordable than Netflix, Stan, BINGE, Foxtel Now and Kayo subscriptions. However, Disney+ is a little more expensive than Amazon Prime, Apple TV+ and Hayu subscriptions. But to help you find the best value for money, check out the table below.

Streaming Service Monthly Cost Annual Cost Free Trial
Disney+ $8.99 $89.99 No
Netflix $9.99 N/A No
Stan $10 N/A 30 days
Foxtel Now Depending on the content pack, $15-$29 Save money on annual contracts 10 days
BINGE $10 N/A 14 days
Amazon Prime Video $6.99 $59 30 days
Hayu $6.99 N/A 30 days
Apple TV+ $7.99 N/A 7 days
Kayo $25 N/A 14 days

Prices and information taken from respective websites. Basic plans are used in this comparison.

How can I sign up to Disney+?

Disney+ sign up

Head on over to the Disney+ website, or download the Disney+ app. Once you’re there, hit the big ‘Sign Up’ button, which will take you to the screen similar to the one shown here. From there, simply select which type of subscription you’d like to sign up to, enter your details and accept the terms and conditions, and you’re set for a Disney marathon!

Sign up to Disney+

There are two plan options to choose from – a monthly subscription at $8.99 per month, or prepay for a year at $89.99 and save on the monthly cost. Both plans include the same features, with unlimited downloads and the ability to stream on up to four screens at the same time.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month or year
Disney+ Logo

Disney+ Monthly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel & National Geographic
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices

min. cost $8.99 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $8.99
Advertised Cost/month
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Disney+ Yearly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel & National Geographic
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices
  • Prepay for a yearly subscription and save on the monthly cost

min. cost $89.99 over one year

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $89.99
Advertised Cost/year
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What payment options does Disney+ offer?

Selecting how you pay for Disney+ is done during the sign-up process, with Disney+ accepting payments through your debit or credit card, or via PayPal, and can be set to be a recurring payment, meaning you don’t have to keep manually paying the bill every month. You can update your billing information via the settings if you need to change or cancel your subscription.

Is Disney+ worth the money?

When it comes to bingeing, we really are spoiled for choice now, whether it’s a sports marathon with Kayo, originals on Netflix, Aussie shows on Stan, or childhood classics from Disney+, meaning which you sign up to is just as much about the available content as it is the price. With Disney+ consolidating all Disney brands and creations onto the one streaming app, if you do have a craving for classics such as 101 Dalmatians, modern masterpieces such as Tangled, or other content like National Geographic, there’s only one place to get your fill. And for only $8.99 a month, it will certainly tempt plenty to take a trip down memory lane.

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