By: Kayla Reyes
Disney announced the new video streaming service that will be launching on November 12th.
The streaming service is called Disney Plus and will cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. This means more competition for all streaming services especially Netflix. Netflix has three subscription options; Basic, standard and premium each which is more costly than Disney Plus.
Disney+ will have five tabs at the top of the page: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. It will be available for offline downloads and will have exclusive movies and TV series. Movie releases such as Captain Marvel, Star Wars, Toy Story 4 and The Lion King are some exclusives that will be on the service. Disney+ original series will include High School Musical the series and Monsters at Work just to name a few examples. The service will be available through smart TV’s, web browsers, tablets, all cellular devices, and game consoles. The company is even working with Sony and Roku by locking in a deal to have their service on the platforms.
Disney+ will contain “7,500 episodes of current and off-air TV shows; 25 original series and 10 original movies and specials; 400 library movie titles; and 100 recent theatrical films release.” The streaming service will even have the exclusive rights to all thirty seasons of The Simpsons! How incredible is that!
Disney’s CFO Christine McCarthy expects the service to reach 60 million to 90 million subscribers by the end 2024. Disney wants to be able to reach as many people as possible. Do you think they will be able to gain more subscribers than Netflix? Let us know what you think!