The Disney+ website on a laptop computer in the Brooklyn borough of New York, US, on Monday, July 18, 2022.
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The company offers a bundle of Disney+ and Hulu, but Wednesday’s release is part of a push to integrate the two platforms. Disney last month agreed to buy the remaining one-third stake in Hulu that was owned by Comcast’s NBCUniversal.
The Hulu integration is available to people who subscribe to the bundle, albeit in a limited form for now, according to a post on Disney’s website.
Disney streaming prices
Disney+ with ads: $7.99 a month
Disney+ without ads: $13.99 a month
Hulu with ads: $7.99 a month
Hulu without ads: $17.99 a month
Disney+ and Hulu with ads: $9.99 a month
Disney+ and Hulu without ads: $19.99 a month
Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ with ads: $14.99 a month
Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ without ads (Disney+ and Hulu): $24.99 a month
“It’s an unbelievable value in terms of the price point for the Bundle,” Joe Earley, president of direct-to-consumer for Disney, said in a statement. “Beyond unlocking that experience for our existing Bundle subscribers, our hope is to inspire Disney+ and Hulu standalone subscribers to upgrade to the Bundle as well, once they see everything that can be accessed.”
The two streaming platforms differ in their content offerings, with Disney+ geared toward family-oriented content and Hulu oriented more toward adult dramas and unscripted TV. The gradual launch of the integration will give parents a chance to adjust parental controls before the full release in March, Disney said.
The beginning of the integration comes after a slew of other streaming bundles have made their way onto the market.
Paramount and Apple were reported last week to be mulling a bundle of the company’s streaming platforms. Streaming leader Netflix and Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max have also partnered with Verizon, which will offer a bundle of the two platforms.
Disney first announced its bundle of Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu in 2019.
Disclosure: Comcast owns NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC.