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Seems like no one is happy with Disney Plus’ new ad-supported tier

Not many people are happy about this planned subscription tier.

It’s no secret that Disney Plus will soon launch an ad-supported subscription tier for those who want to access the streaming service for a cheaper price. However, more details of this ad-supported plan have been released and current subscribers to the service are expressing their concerns.

During Disney’s Upfront presentation, it was revealed Disney Plus’ ad-supported tier will have ads play for a maximum of 4 minutes per hour. It is also reported that children’s profiles will not have ads shown in their shared accounts. While there are a few people who understood the idea of cheaper subscription plans with ads, some have started to express their concerns once this gets rolled out.

Some have complained that the idea of advertisements in their streaming service is equivalent to bringing paid cable back but in a newer medium.

Some are even considering returning to piracy as they are not interested in seeing ads. They are worried that the ad-free services will increase the costs of their current plan.

However, some have pointed out that other streaming platforms like Hulu have ads and no one has any issue with it.

Disney Plus is Disney’s online streaming service that caters content from Disney and its merged networks to its viewers. It currently costs $7.99 a month or $79.99 a year to enable the service to the user’s account and no longer offers a free trial.

So far, Disney Plus has not yet announced when this ad-supported tier will be out to the public.

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Erielle Sudario is a Digital Producer for We Got This Covered. Outside of work, she's either DM'ing a 'Dungeons and Dragons' campaign, playing video games, or building keyboards. Erielle holds a Bachelor of Communications Degree (specializing in film and journalism) from Western Sydney University and a Graduate Diploma in Radio and Podcasting from the Australian Film, Television, and Radio School.