It'll be more expensive to stream your favourite Disney shows next year, as Disney+ will be raising subscription rates in Canada this February.
Starting February 23, 2021, monthly plans will cost $11.99 per month (currently $8.99), while annual plans will cost $119.99 per year (currently $89.99) – an increase of $3.00 and $30.00, respectively. This marks the first time Disney+ has raised their prices in Canada, although the service did eliminate free trials earlier this year.
2021 aims to be a landmark year for Disney+, as the new prices coincide with the launch of Star, a new Disney+ channel that will add thousands of new titles from Disney-owned studios like ABC Signature, 20th Century Studios, 20th Television, FX, Freeform, Searchlight and more. Star content will be included with all Disney+ subscriptions and feature several notable shows like 24, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, Grey's Anatomy and more.
The new rates will not be charged to those with an active subscription, which means the best way to avoid the price hike would be to subscribe to an annual plan before February 23, 2021 at the current rate of $89.99. In this case, you'll get access to the entire Disney+ streaming library and the upcoming Star catalogue for approximately $7.49 per month over 12 months – click here to sign up for Disney+ before the price hike goes into effect.
Originally launched in November 2019, Disney+ is a video streaming service with over 86.8 million subscribers worldwide and the home of several popular entertainment franchises including Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, Star Wars and more.