With more than 50 million subscribers already signed up for the streaming service in just six months, Disney apparently decided it doesn’t need freebies to lure more subscribers.
“We continue to test and evaluate different marketing, offers and promotions to grow Disney Plus,” a company official said in a statement. “The service was set at an attractive price-to-value proposition that we believe delivers a compelling entertainment offering on its own.”
So if you want to see Hamilton on July 3 or after July 3, it will cost you $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. It includes Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars, and also features original titles.
Disney also does not offer free trials of the three-way Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus bundle, according to Variety Those services are priced at $12.99/month, a 28% discount versus purchasing the services separately.
Hulu, which is controlled by DIsney, still offers free trials up to 30 days, Netflix still offers 30-day free trials.
Stream Services Free Trial Offers
Hulu – The $5.99 monthly plan with ads, and the $11.99 monthly package without ads, are free for one month to eligible subscribers.
Hulu + Live TV, which starts at $54.99 per month, offers a free seven-day trial.
Netflix continues to offer a 30-day free trial period,
HBO Max, launched recently by WarnerMedia, currently offers a seven-day free trial.
About Hamilton, the Movie
The film is based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical. It was scheduled to open in theaters in 2021, and has been moved into the streaming platform because so many movie theaters remain shuttered by Covid-19.
That date is no accident, since Hamilton chronicles the events just before, during and just after the American Revolution, and the birth of a new nation on July 4th.