During the third-quarter earnings report, Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, gave us some new info about Disney+ streaming service. Disney+ is scheduled to go live on November 12th, which is just around the corner, and soon enough, we will be able to enjoy all the goodies this service has to offer.
For those of you not familiar with it, Disney+ is the upcoming premium streaming service, which will include many of Disney’s existing and upcoming movies and series. In a sense, it’s somewhat similar to Netflix. But if Netflix already has so many different shows and movies available on its platform, why would you ever go for Disney+ streaming service? Well, there are a few reasons for that.
First, if you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’re in for a treat. During this year’s SDCC, several MCU series were announced, and each of these will premiere on Disney+ streaming service. Other than that, there will be over 7000 television episodes and more than 500 films available at launch. Also, since Disney acquired 21st Century Fox back in March, a lot of popular TV series and movies produced by Fox, such as The Simpsons, will be available on Disney+.
As for the pricing, Disney+ streaming service will cost USD 6.99 per month, but there will be an option to get a bundle subscription for USD 12.99, which will include Disney+, ESPN+, and the ad-supported version of Hulu. Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger also mentioned that members of Disney Fan Club, D23, will be the first ones to get the chance to subscribe to Disney+. More info on this will be available during this month’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.
It remains to be seen if Disney+ will be successful, but according to what we were promised, it certainly looks appealing.