Disney+ is creating the buzz with its long anticipated streaming service. Disney is a huge company, so this could be a game-changer. Such speculations have been intensified ever since Disney announced the details of the platform.
The most important bit of information revealed is the launch date of the service. And it’s not too far away – November 12, 2019. Such a quick release is bound to disrupt services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
The price point has also been revealed – $6.99 a month, that is, $69.99 a year. Once again, this is a lower price than the competing services. The platform will be available on a variety of screens and devices.
Mobile phones, gaming consoles, streaming media players and smart TV’s will all be compatible. From the get-go, it seems like this service will be a strong contender to older, more established platforms.
Bear in mind, this is only the beginning. Disney has a lot of room to grow and can invest a lot of money into the service. This announcement is promising, but it is only the beginning.
Disney+ will have a lot of exclusive content. Fans of the company’s work will be glad to hear that Disney Chanel TV show and movies, both old and new, will be available to watch on the service.
Disney has grown over the years to encompass many studios and famous companies. Because of this, the service will also provide Pixar movies and shorts, movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the movies and TV shows from the Star Wars universe.
And that’s not all. Disney will give customers access to all 13 of the Disney’s Signature Collection films which were previously unavailable. These include classics like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Along with the live-action movies that Disney has produced over the years, this will be a great way to revisit old hits and precious childhood memories.
Disney+ will also offer family-friendly content from Fox, such as Malcolm in the Middle and all 30 seasons of The Simpsons.
It’s clear that Disney+ will be a service that fans will instantly flock to. But a question is being posed about the wider industry of streaming services. All eyes are on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, services that could stand to lose a lot of customers.
Analysts and experts are still debating over whether this will be a “Netflix killer”. It’s impossible to predict, at least until November. But Disney+ will certainly shake things up. With the cheap price point, around half the cost of HBO, it will undoubtedly be popular.
What’s certain is that Netflix and Amazon will have to react somehow. And the added competition will motivate all the services to be better. Let’s hope they all continue improving and providing wonderful content for many years to come.