news devices Disney + announces two very bad experiences for its subscribers, but France may survive
Recently, the SVOD Disney + platform announced that its various prices will increase at the end of 2022. Price increases are accompanied by an advertising proposal that is not to everyone’s taste. At the moment, not all countries are concerned yet.
Everything is going up now, including the prices of video streaming services. If Netflix started revising its prices several years ago, Amazon Prime Video for its part recently announced that its prices will drop from 5.99 euros to 6.99 euros and from 49 euros to 69.90 euros as of September 15, 2022. Something that annoys userswhich does not necessarily have the impression that their price increases are accompanied by qualitative changes in the catalog of the respective SVOD platforms.
Disney + inflated prices in the United States
today, It’s Disney+’s turn to join the dance. The service was launched at the end of 2019 in the USA and the beginning of 2020 in several European countries, Just announced that a major change to the fee schedule is coming.
In fact, Effective December 8, 2020, subscribers in the United States will face a choice : Either they will be able to continue to enjoy the entire Disney+ catalog for $7.99 per month, but in that case they will have to put up with showing ads while watching,Or they can opt for a $10.99 monthly subscription and avoid advertising altogether.
At the moment we don’t know yet how this proposal will affect the annual subscription which currently costs $79.99, but logically it could, Upgrade to $109.99 to avoid the hype.
First Netflix, now Disney +: Advertising on SVOD platforms is a reality
Disney+ ad just confirms the arrival of a new trend: advertising on video streaming services. Which is a shame, because the absence of advertising for watching SVOD programs was, until then, One of the great advantages of this formula.
The recent announcement of a partnership between Netflix and Microsoft in the framework of the development of such a subscription clearly indicates that this proposal will soon land in the everyday life of users. Disney+, which clearly had a head start, highlights the fact that it won’t have to wait until 2023 to see this type of show hit the market.
Soon a price increase in France for Disney +?
Currently, Disney + price hike affects US only. But nothing says France will survive for long. SVOD has already raised its prices for the first time in France In March 2022, the monthly subscription increased from 6.99 euros to 8.99 euros while the annual subscription increased from 69.99 euros to 89.99 euros. A nice increase that’s been widely talked about.
It seems hard to imagine that Disney+ will increase its prices twice in France during the same year.. But in 2023, everything will be possible. It is quite possible that, here too, it will be possible to choose between a more expensive version, but without advertising, and one with the same price, but with advertising.