Sign up to Disney+ to stream hundreds of movies and shows
Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.
Disney+ price rise: Save $30 before the subscription hike hits New Zealand
With the addition of a new channel to Disney+, prices are about to rise. This is how you can save money on a subscription.
On 23 February 2021, streaming service Disney+ is adding a new channel to its library, Star. It is bringing an enormous number of fresh movies and TV shows to the Disney collection.
The catch is that all subscribers have to accept the new channel and the new price tag that comes with it. Yet there are a couple of ways you can get around the new Disney+ Star price.
From 23 February, a monthly subscription to Disney+ is rising from the current $9.99 a month to the new price of $12.99 a month. If you sign up after that date, you are stuck with the new price.
Yet Disney+ is offering a sweetener for new or existing customers before the deadline. If you are a subscriber prior to that date, you can keep the existing $9.99 monthly price for 6 months. The price increase won’t hit your account until 23 August, a total saving of $18. Not bad right?
There is also an even better saving you can take advantage of if you are happy to sign up for an annual subscription. A yearly subscription is currently $99.99. That price is jumping up to $129.99 per year after 23 February.
But if you sign up for a year prior to the deadline, you get the low $89.99 price for a full year. You will only be hit with the increase once your subscription expires.
So let’s say you sign up on 22 February for a year. You then won’t have to fork out the new price until 22 February, 2022, saving you that additional $30.
Disney is already enjoying great success with its streaming platform. It was just revealed Disney+ added over 8 million new subscribers across December 2020, taking its total subscribers past 95 million. That is well ahead of its original projections.
If you are not yet across all Disney+ has to offer, it has existing channels for classic and more recent Disney movies and shows, plus Pixar, the entire Marvel universe, Star Wars and National Geographic.
Series like The Simpsons, The Mandalorian and new Marvel show WandaVision are all on the platform. For those that have felt the current Disney+ is aimed mostly at children, those concerns are about to be addressed with the addition of new channel Star and its adult-focused library.
The R-rated Deadpool movies, the Die Hard movie franchise, American Horror Story and Sons of Anarchy, along with adult animations like Family Guy and American Dad, are all part of Star.
If any of that appeals to you, it’s best you make the call to sign up before 23 February.
More guides on Finder
Streaming Statistics New Zealand
New Zealand ranks top out of 18 for the percentage of its population with at least one streaming service, with 65% paying for a subscription.
New Zealand student discounts October 2021: All the ways to save on clothes, tech and more
There are plenty of discounts up for grabs for Kiwi students. But how do you get access?
Disney+ Star New Zealand: Full list of movies and TV shows
Every TV show and movie launching on the new Disney+ Star channel.
8 ways to pocket $15,000 in 2021
Want to make more money in 2021? From a new side hustle to shopping around for the best deal, we show you how you can make up to $15,000.
Where to buy Christmas tree stands and Christmas tree skirts in New Zealand
Find out where you can buy a Christmas tree stand and skirt to complete your festive decor.
Where to buy the PlayStation 5 in New Zealand
The fifth PlayStation console is in hot demand. But can you actually buy one in New Zealand?
What is the S&P 500 and how can I invest in it from New Zealand?
Find out the different ways you can invest in the S&P 500 index from New Zealand.
How to watch Disney’s Mulan live-action remake live in New Zealand
The live-action blockbuster will be offered on Premium Access.
How to buy bullion in New Zealand
Your detailed guide on how and where to buy bullion in New Zealand, and why it’s worth considering as an investment.
How to sell on eBay (and make money)
The complete beginner’s guide to selling on eBay, including how to set up a store, eBay fees, shipping options and money-saving tips.
Ask an Expert