When Disney Plus made its way to your screens it made a lot of noise with content and brought some confusion about other things. Some of those had to do with technical issues it was experiencing at the very beginning of the launch. And others had to do with subscriptions to Disney Plus.
Along with a 7-day trial period, there were other promotional offers. The most popular is the Disney Plus bundle that includes Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+. It seems like a good deal. But is it really worth it?
What Is the Disney Plus Bundle?
If you found yourself very excited about the launch of the Disney Plus streaming service in mid-November of last year, it probably means you’re someone who enjoys watching moves and TV shows. Chances are you’re already subscribed to Netflix or Amazon Prime. Disney Plus came out with several promotions and one of them was a partnership with Hulu and ESPN+. For the price of $12.99, you get all three streaming services bundled together.
You can subscribe via either one of these streaming services. But you have to watch the content on each respective app. Separately, the prices for all three streaming services add up to $18. So, you are saving $5 with the bundle.
Is It Worth It?
Signing up for the Disney Plus bundle is clearly cheaper than signing up individually. But if you’re not planning on doing that anyway, then you might want to ask yourself if you really need it. For example, if you just want the Disney movies library at the tip of the fingers for the kids, and ESPN+ for weekend sports, you might just get Disney Plus for $6.99 and ESPN+ for $4.99 per month.
That’s $1 less than the bundle if you’re sure that you won’t need Hulu at all. But chances are, it’s going to seem insignificant enough that the bundle may just more sense, especially if you’ve heard great things about “The Handmaiden’s Tale.”
Signing Up for Disney Plus Bundle
You might wonder if you’re eligible for the Disney Plus bundle if you already have Hulu or ESPN+. The answer is yes, you are. Except if you’re signed up for Hulu through Spotify, then you’re out of luck. You also have to be in the US to get the bundle. Also, the Disney Plus bundle is ad-supported. If you’re looking to sign up for an ad-free Disney Plus bundle, you can do that.
Ad-free Disney Plus Bundle
It’s hard to determine the worth of something because it all comes down to individual values and. It’s no different when it comes to watching movies and other content. If you’re put off by the number of ads in the middle of watching a movie, you might be interested to know that you can get the bundle ad free.
It requires you to go through Hulu for the subscription. They are the only ones in the bundle that have the ad-free streaming option. So you can already have the ad-free Hulu account or you are a new subscriber. If you are new, this is what you need to do:
- You have to sign up for Hulu (No Ads).
- After you go through the process, go to Disney+.
- Select “Sign Up Now” and then enter the same email address you used for the Hulu account.
- Enter the password and billing information.
You will be billed separately for each subscription. And Disney will credit $5.99 when you sign up for the bundle. It’s the price of ad-supported Hulu which is a part of the Disney Plus bundle.
It’s (Not) Worth It
You might go for the bundle and quickly realize that it was a mistake. And that you don’t have time to watch all of the shows, and maybe you don’t even like sports that much. Or it could be that it’s just what you need. And your weekends are going to be filled with great content adrenaline-packed game-watching rituals. You can probably figure it out for yourself.
What’s your take on the Disney Plus bundle? Worth it or not? Let us know in the comments below.