Disney subscription fun for the whole family
Disney+ is joining video streaming service providers. Its favourable price is opening the doors to legendary content, including The Simpsons.
Another video streaming service provider is entering the market. After Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO and others have been joined by Apple, Disney will do the same at the end of the year. The service, which will mainly offer Walt Disney productions, is planned to launch on the 12th of November.
The details are still a mystery, but the framework of the upcoming service is known. Disney+ will not experiment, but rather use a tried and tested recipe to attract its subscribers. It will offer users what it excels in. And that is content for family fun, which is also the ace up the sleeve of this new service.
One of the main advantages of the upcoming Disney service will be its competitive price.
Disney+ will offer its subscribers original films and TV shows, not only from Disney studios, but also from legendary production studios such as Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic, 20th Century Fox, and Lucasfilm, which are all owned by Disney.
Captain Marvel will be the first film to premiere on Disney+. It will also offer all 30 seasons of The Simpsons, which will be available at launch. The same applies to Star Wars.
It is estimated that Disney+ will offer some 7,000 TV episodes and 500 films. The aim is to gradually become a digital library of all things Disney. But also Fox, as Fox is also part of the Disney’s entertainment empire.
Unlike Apple, which is also entering the ring of renowned video streaming services this autumn, under the similarly unoriginal name of Apple TV+, Disney has actually revealed the price of its service. Probably also because it is appropriately low for the public to reward it.
Disney+ will first be available in the US, Western Europe, and some parts of Asia, and by the end of 2021 also in all other parts of the world.
The subscription will cost you $7 a month or $70 a year, which is much less than the most popular Netflix subscription in the US ($13), and half as much as the monthly HBO Now package (slightly under $15). For this price, Disney+, like other video streaming service providers, will make sure that your favourite shows and films will not be interrupted by advertisements.
Disney’s indisputable advantage over the competition is not only its extensive film and television heritage, but also the fact that two of its competitors are its hidden allies. One of them is Hulu, which viewers might know as producers of the Handmaid’s Tale, and the other sports-focused ESPN+. Disney is actually a major shareholder of both of them.
The recipe for their coexistence is clear and simple: Disney+ will focus on typically Disney content, i.e. animated programmes, animated and family movies, and other family-focused content, Hulu will focus on content for the general public, and ESPN on sports content.
Disney is planning individual subscriptions for all three channels; however, it wants to connect them, so that users can access them with the same password and credit card info. Furthermore, subscribing to all three is planned to bring savings to users’ life per month with video content.
Disney+ is planning to win over users with its extensive selection of entertainment for the whole family.
It has also set another bold ambition: a progressive worldwide rollout over two years. Disney+ will first be available at the end of 2019, and in early 2020 in the US, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific, and users from Eastern Europe and South America are planned to join them by the end of 2020, followed by all others.
The timeline for launching Disney+ is no coincidence, as this year, its contract with Netflix is coming to an end.
There is probably no one here who does not know at least one Disney character. For some, they are the memory of growing up, for others, relaxation and leisure time here and now. Regardless of which group you belong to, with a subscription to Disney+, fun for the whole family will only be a click away.