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We’re living in an era where streaming viewership frequently outpaces cable at monthly intervals during throughout the year, demonstrating how much time and money audiences spend on streaming TV. But given the current financial climate, you may have moments when you question whether you need all those streaming platforms.
Within the past six months, these services have all changed. Netflix now charges an extra fee to share your account, but removed its $10 plan. Disney Plus is upping prices, adding a new bundle, removing content and has plans to launch an app that merges Hulu and Disney titles. Meanwhile, Max is here with Discovery Plus content, and Peacock and Paramount Plus have also increased their prices.
Netflix imposed a price hike 2022, added a cheaper ad-supported plan and bills you $8 for extra users. Amid the cost and password crackdown, some people are considering canceling their subscriptions. Disney Plus provides high-quality content that’s on par with Netflix, and its pricing options make it stiff competition. But, how do these two streaming giants compare in content and value?
Both services have spawned huge pop-culture hits, as seen with The Mandalorian and 2022’s most-streamed show, Stranger Things. Last year, Netflix had the most popular streaming content of the year, according to Nielsen, with Disney Plus snagging a few spots. Both carry family-friendly gems, superhero stories, documentaries and feature films with A-list talent.
You may be a longtime Netflix subscriber or only keep Disney Plus for your kids, and you’ve found a routine with all the streaming platforms you use. However, if you’re someone who’s weighing costs against which service to keep, here’s guidance on how to choose.
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Netflix vs. Disney Plus
|Monthly price||$7 Standard with ads, $15.50 Standard ad-free, $20 Premium||$8 Basic, $11 Premium|
|Top titles||Stranger Things, Queen Charlotte, Squid Game, Dahmer||The Simpsons, The Mandalorian, Bluey|
|Mobile downloads||Yes (on ad-free plans)||Yes (on Premium)|
|4K HDR available||Yes (on Premium)||Yes|
|Number of streams:||2 for Standard, 4 on Premium||4|