ESPN prices will increase the following month to $9.99 per month or $99.99 annually. That represents a $3 increase above the current price of $6.99/month (or $69.99/year). That represents a massive price increase of over 43% from $6.99. And just a year ago, the monthly cost remained $4.99. ESPN now appears to be a little less alluring than it once was as a result.
Beginning on August 23, 2022, the pricing will change. And everyone will be impacted. The existing $6.99 per month rate plan will no longer be available to anyone. In light of the rising cost of streaming, we are witnessing this more frequently these days.
The pricing of the Disney bundle is staying the same, which is interesting. This makes the bundle much more alluring since it is now only $14 per month and comes with Disney and Hulu.
Advertisement WHY IS ESPN Increasing the Costs? You may be asking why ESPN is increasing its pricing so significantly. Since many sports rights are up for renewal right now, these streaming businesses are investing a lot of money on them. The expense of adding the NHL, PGA Tour, and other content to ESPN is passed on to the subscriber. Unfortunately, that is the way things usually go.
Because of the rising competition, streaming is becoming more more expensive. Sports streaming has historically been somewhat expensive, particularly for local events. Actually, ESPN is still rather competitive. Given that DAZN costs $19.99 a month and only offers boxing. Or Bally Sports Plus, which has fewer teams and is only accessible in certain markets and costs $19.99 per month (or less). While ESPN costs half as much and offers a wider selection of content.
It will be fascinating to watch if users continue to use ESPN or stop. However, the Disney package is the best option to maintain it as paying for each of the three services separately will run you roughly $25.