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Disney+ is the ultimate streaming service for Disney fans. But it offers more than just kids’ cartoons. Along with the classics, the platform houses every Star Wars movie and most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Now, the service has teamed up with Hulu and ESPN Plus to create the ultimate bundle package that everyone can enjoy. Starting at the affordable price of $12.99/mo., this deal gives you access to Hulu favorites like The Handmaid’s Tale and UnREAL, and hours upon hours of your favorite 30 for 30 documentaries from ESPN Plus. The Disney Bundle is the perfect choice for those looking to keep the cost of their expenses low without sacrificing quality. There’s so much to talk about when it comes to Disney Plus and this bundle. But here are a few things we love about the deal.
How much is Disney+?
For a competitive fee of $7.99/mo., with Disney+ Basic you can view both classic and contemporary series and movies. Disney Plus even produces original content — like the Star Wars series The Mandalorian — that you won’t find anywhere else. In fact, many believe that Disney+ will soon be the only streaming service where you can catch the vast majority of Disney-owned titles. You should know that the service discontinued its free trial in 2020, so you won’t be able to try Disney Plus for free before purchasing a subscription. For most prospective subscribers, this isn’t a dealbreaker, as the iconic brands of Disney, Marvel, National Geographic and others are respected enough that users don’t mind purchasing a Disney Plus subscription outright. If you want an ad-free experience you can upgrade to Disney+ Premium for $10.99 per month or $109.99 per year.
A plan with Disney Plus is perfect for families or those hoping to share their account with multiple people. Up to 4 people can use the service at any one time, and you can create 7 individual profiles with just 1 account. And if you want to watch Disney Plus content offline, you can — the platform offers unlimited downloads.
Current Disney+ free trials, deals, and bundles
Disney Plus deals are rare. Verizon is currently the only company to have offered a promotion with the service. Those who signed up for its Fios, 5G Home, or Unlimited plans got Disney Plus free for a year up until Nov. 12, 2020.
The Disney Plus bundle deal has so far proved to be one of the more attractive options in the streaming world, as it combines three services many have traditionally purchased separately into a cost efficient bundle package. The price for a basic subscription to Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN Plus will set you back about $18/mo., while the bundle averages out to about $13/mo. Meaning that the bundle will save you $5/mo. on average. And when you consider the diverse lineup of shows and movies available across all three platforms, this deal becomes even more promising.
What’s the value of the Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu bundle?
While Disney+ provides hours of entertainment, it may not tick all the boxes of your streaming needs. Thankfully, you can please every family member with the Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and Hulu bundle. This triple delight will give you access to almost 50,000 additional on-demand titles via Hulu and plenty of sports coverage via ESPN+.
Hulu’s ad-supported plan is included in the deal. But if you sign up for the Disney+ bundle via Hulu’s site, you can upgrade to the Hulu + Live TV or No Ads plan.
Hulu + Live TV users can customize their package to suit their needs. The standard plan offers more than 65 networks. But, for an additional monthly fee, you can add premium channels like HBO and Showtime. Plus, you can up the 50-hour DVR storage limit to 200 hours for an extra $9.99/mo. Another $9.99/mo. will give any users unlimited simultaneous streams, so the entire household can watch what they want whenever they want.
Sports fans, meanwhile, can get their fill via the ESPN+ app. It airs live matches and games along with sports-focused documentaries and series. (If you miss a game, you can even replay it later.) NBA and NFL games may be missing from the service’s line-up, but you’ll still find coverage of soccer, baseball, rugby, and more. What’s more, 3 people can use ESPN+ at the same time.
Does Disney+ have a free trial?
Disney Plus no longer offers a free trial to new members. The service discontinued its seven-day free trial promotion back in June 2020. The Disney Plus year-long free trial offered to Verizon customers was discontinued on Nov. 12, 2020, one year after the launch of the service. There is currently no way to try the service out for free, but the process of signing up for it has remained the same.
To sign up for Disney Plus, you’ll need to create an account by entering an email address and password. Payment information is also required as you’ll be asked to choose between a monthly or annual Disney plus subscription.
The final cut
Whether you’re a mega Disney fan, sports fanatic or television aficionado, you should take advantage of the Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN + bundle. Having access to countless hours of content across these three distinct platforms literally can be a game changer for new cord cutters looking for a cable alternative.
Not only will this bundle allow them to stream essentially whatever they want from syndicated Hulu shows to classic Disney movies, and even a few ESPN Plus specials, but it also is one of the most affordable options out right now. This bundle has the potential to become a flagship promotion in the streaming world. And now that you know everything you need to know about it, you’re better prepared to make a decision about when and if you’ll invest in a bundle plan.