For the first time since the service arrived in April 2018, the ESPN+ annual plan is getting a price increase. From January 8th, it’ll cost new members $59.99 instead of $49.99. Existing annual subscribers will have until at least March 2nd to renew their plan for $50.
The monthly plan went up by $1 to $5.99 in August, so opting for an annual subscription instead of going month-to-month will save you $12 over a year. Of course, you’ll save more if you lock in an annual plan before the increase. Either way, ESPN+ is still great value, as it offers MLB, European soccer action, college sports, studio shows and series such as 30 for 30.
Since April 2019, UFC fans have been able to watch pay-per-views through ESPN+. The price of those events is also increasing — they’ll cost $69.99 instead of $64.99 from January 8th. You’ll still be able to watch non-PPV UFC events with your ESPN+ subscription.
Disney has announced price increases for all of its major streaming services recently. The Hulu with Live TV price rose by $10/month on December 18th. Disney+ and the Disney Bundle (which includes Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+) will cost a dollar more each month from March. At some point next year, Disney will add ESPN+ to the Hulu interface, so you’ll be able to watch content from both services in one place.