March 25 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co’s Disney+ is raising the monthly subscription fee for its streaming service by a dollar per month in the United States beginning Friday, March 26.
With more than 100 million paying subscribers in just 16 months, Disney+ largely owes its popularity to coronavirus-led lockdowns around the globe that has forced people to stay at home.
It faces stiff competition from the world’s dominant streaming service Netflix Inc and a growing list of rivals, including HBO Max from AT&T Inc and Apple Inc’s Apple TV+.
Below are the details on pricing plans offered by the popular streaming services in the United States:
The standard subscription is priced at $13.99 per month, while subscription for its premium tier costs $17.99. The standard plan, the company's most popular, enables two streams at the same time, while the premium plan allows for four simultaneous streams. The streaming giant's basic plan, that enables one stream, costs $8.99 per month. (bit.ly/31uNQWh)
Walt Disney Co:
The media company’s streaming service Disney+ costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. However, Disney had earlier said it will also raise the price of Disney+ by $1 in the U.S. to $7.99 per month, or $79.99 per year, in March.
Apple TV+ original content streaming service is free for 7 days, then costs $4.99 per month.
Amazon’s Prime Video is priced at $12.99 per month or $119 per year through an Amazon Prime membership with free shipping and other benefits. $8.99 per month for Prime Video only.
The service costs $5.99 per month, or $11.99 per month without advertisements.
Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal’s Peacock video streaming service has two paid options: a $4.99 per month service with commercials and 20,000 hours of programming; and an ad-free version priced at $9.99 per month.
AT&T Inc’s HBO Max streaming service costs $14.99 per month. (Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)