Subscription services can slowly eat away at your budget — because they’re recurring costs, you might not even realize how much you’re spending on them every month.
If you’re subscribed to one of these services, expect to see that monthly cost go up this year. From Disney+ to AT&T U-verse, see which services have already announced price increases for 2021.
Comcast Cable TV and Internet
On Jan. 1, Comcast raised prices for its cable TV and internet services, CNET reported. The Broadcast TV monthly fee increased by $4.50 and the Regional Sports Network monthly fee went up $2. In addition, six of Comcast’s internet-only packages increased by $3 a month.
AT&T raised its monthly fees for DirecTV on Jan. 17. Basic Choice subscriptions rose $1, Preferred Choice subscriptions rose $3, Select subscriptions rose $5, Ultra subscriptions rose $6, Choice and Total Choice subscriptions rose $7, Xtra subscriptions rose $8, and Ultimate and Premier subscriptions rose $9.
On March 26, the cost for Disney+ will increase, USA Today reported. Subscribers who pay monthly will see an increase of $1, from $6.99 to $7.99. An annual subscription will cost $10 more, rising from $69.99 to $79.99.
On Jan. 8, the price of an annual ESPN Plus subscription for new subscribers went up 20%, rising from $49.99 to $59.99 per year, Variety reported. Renewals of annual subscriptions for existing subscribers will remain at $49.99 until at least March 2 — but it’s possible an increase could be coming after that point.
If your Netflix subscription cost hasn’t gone up yet, it likely will soon. In October, the streaming service announced that it would be raising the cost of its standard plan by $1, from $13 to $14 per month, and its premium plan by $2, from $16 to $18 per month. The new prices took effect immediately for new members, with existing members seeing the rollout in increases taking place over the next few months, CNN reported at the time.
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In addition to raising monthly fees for DirecTV subscribers, AT&T also increased monthly fees for U-verse subscribers on Jan. 17. U-family and U100 monthly prices went up $1, U200 monthly prices went up $8, and U300, U400 and U450 monthly prices went up $9.
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