ESPN Plus is about to increase in price

ESPN Plus is about to increase in price

As reported earlier by Sports Business Journal, SPN is increasing the cost of its standalone ESPN Plus streaming subscription from $6.99 per month to $9.99 per month, a nearly 43% increase, starting on August 23. The annual plan's cost is also increasing, from $69.99 to $99.99.

Price of ESPN+ increasing 43% beginning in August
As of Aug. 23, the streaming service will cost $9.99 per month/$99.99 per year, a sharp increase from the current $6.99 per month/$69.99 per year cost.

However, the cost of your streaming ESPN subscription will not change if you purchase it as part of the Disney bundle, which combines Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and ad-supported Hulu for $13.99 per month (Hulu without advertising increased the price to $19.99 per month). Although the service's website and support pages have not yet been updated to reflect the price increase, members will be informed next week, according to a statement from Disney spokesperson Paul Melvin.

The price change reflects how access isn't as cheap as it once seemed, even while changing between services and bundles is more flexible as we move beyond the typical cable bundle. The cost of ESPN Plus has increased even more since it did so (twice) in the previous year. ESPN says that in addition to the access to editorial content on its website that members receive, the content partnerships it signs increasingly include ESPN Plus components.

Although Disney's pricing encourages taking the package, even if that's not what you truly want, if your ideal is unrestricted access to solo sports streaming, it's both far closer than it has ever been and much further away.

Source: The Verge