If you are a Disney fan, the announcement of Disney+ was likely exciting for you. But, if not, it might be time to start rethinking your streaming habits. This new service is poised to change the game in terms of content and pricing for both consumers and providers. Read on to learn more about what this means for all players involved!
Things to know about the game changer
The first thing that everyone should be aware of is the price. Disney plus gratis månad will cost $12.99/month, which isn’t much more than Hulu and Netflix at $11.99 for their standard services or HBO Now at $14.99 (for those who want to use it as a standalone option). This seems like an incredibly reasonable price for what will be offered.
The second big point is the content that Disney brings to the table. The company has spent $71 billion on acquisitions in 2018 alone, including Pixar, Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm Ltd (source: MarketWatch). With this much money invested into these companies, it’s clear why they are willing to launch their streaming service. It’s also worth noting that there are no ads on the platform, which is a major selling point for many consumers.
To get this content and keep it exclusive, Disney has signed deals with Netflix (for its shows like “House of Cards”) and Hulu (which will be offering all-new episodes from ABC programs) while also cancelling its own streaming services, including “DisneyLife” in China and the UK, as well as Disney-owned entertainment network Freeform from 2019 onwards (source: Statista).
There are a few things that this might mean for those who currently provide content to Netflix. First, for these companies to compete with Disney, they will likely need to up their offerings, which means more money for those who create these shows and movies. Second, on the consumer side of things, it may be worth looking into getting a free trial with Disney+ if you’re currently using Netflix or Hulu as part of your streaming package. There will be some overlap between what will be offered, but Disney+ offers things like the newest Star Wars movies that Netflix does not have.
Disney+ is expected to change the game for streaming videos because it competes with other big companies like Netflix.
The new Disney app, which includes Marvel and Star Wars titles, will offer original series, including a live-action prequel of “The Mandalorian” that takes place between “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.”
Disney+ will also feature new Disney movies like the “Star Wars” prequels, Pixar films like “Toy Story,” Marvel Studios’ entire film library (that includes all 22 original MCU movies), classic animated movies, TV shows from ABC Television Group, including; Freeform series, Disney Channel series, ABC Studios’“Grey’s Anatomy” and more.
Disney+ will be available with only $12 per month for current ESPN subscribers or just $60 per year ($11 monthly). It can also be purchased as an add-on to both Hulu and Amazon Prime Video subscriptions at launch.
There are no details yet when it is launched internationally, but I guess it would follow with the same pricing model, which makes sense since paying less than Netflix seems like a great deal! You should try this new service once it comes out because you won’t regret your decision!