Password sharing will no longer be an option for Disney+ users. Here's when
Streaming platform Disney+ announced Wednesday it will be cracking down on password sharing in Canada starting Nov. 1.
In an email to subscribers, the platform says it plans to launch a subscription with an ad-supported plan and update its subscriber agreement.
"We’re implementing restrictions on your ability to share your account or login credentials outside of your household," the email reads.
This move comes after Netflix announced earlier this year a crackdown on password sharing that received swift backlash from subscribers.
According to Disney+, the updates will come into effect Nov. 1 except for annual subscribers in Quebec. Subscribers there will see the update on their next billing date.
Current pricing for the platform is $11.99 a month, or $119.99 a year. Updated costs are expected as the company announces the changes.
Before Nov. 1, subscribers will have the choice between tier subscriptions of standard with ads, standard without ads or premium, which is also ad-free.
Each tier has a separate price, video quality, number of streams at a time, audio quality and option to download shows and movies.
Standard with ads will cost customers $7.99 a month. Standard without ads costs $11.99 a month, or viewers can choose a discounted rate of $119.99 if they agree to pay for a year-long subscription. Premium costs $14.99 a month, or $149.99 annually.
Other streaming platforms like PrimeVideo and Netflix have moved towards tiered subscriptions with ads.
A previous version of this article incorrectly suggested Disney+ in Canada packages would have Hulu and ESPN+.