Disney+ is only a few months out and we now know how much it will cost
$6.99 per month ain’t too shabby.
Ever since Disney announced its plans to launch a streaming service for every piece of content it owns, we’ve all been wondering about one essential piece of information – the price. Now we don’t have to wonder anymore, with Disney revealing a $6.99 per month price tag during a presentation for investors yesterday.
That’s great value for parents, who love the idea of a streaming service free from any questionable content that the innocent eyes of their kids might see. It’s also great value for parents, who for the most part, grew up on Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and Disney content. Never underestimate the power of nostalgia to sell services. The value gets even better though, with a $69.99 per year lump sum, and likely bundles including ESPN+ and Hulu.
With all Marvel and Star Wars content only available on Disney+, I’ll be signing up Day 1
Having a newborn in the house means I won’t be seeing Captain Marvel in the cinema anytime soon, but that’s okay because I can watch it on my calibrated TV from the comfort of my couch, at least, once Disney+ is available. It also means no more waiting years to scramble to buy DVD releases of Disney’s “Vault” classics, as they will all be available to stream at any time on the Disney+ service.
Disney is going all-in with new content from existing properties, with shows like The Mandalorian, set in the Star Wars universe, as well as a new series of The Clone Wars. Marvel is also going all in, with short series like WandaVision which has the Scarlet Witch and Vision as the titular characters, an unnamed series with Tom Hiddleston reprising his Loki role, and multiple animated series that will “explore the MCU in fresh and exciting ways” including one where Peggy Carter got the super soldier serum.
Some live-action remakes of classics such as Lady and the Tramp are on the schedule
As are new shows from National Geographic, including one with Jeff Goldblum explaining various items and ideas from the world we live in. That’s basically his character from Jurassic Park, right?
And yes, both Phineas and Ferb will be making an appearance with a new feature-length movie. With all the new content coming, it’s easy to forget about the massive back-catalog. That includes a huge amount of Disney Channel content, all of the Pixar library, everything Star Wars, most of the MCU and Disney’s own library of classics, going right back to the first days of the studio. The plans for Disney+ include 50+ original series, 10,000+ past episodes and over 500 movies to be on the service by the fifth year of operation.
The Disney+ service is also planned to be watchable everywhere, from PC to Roku to mobile phones, games consoles, and anything that could run the app. Streaming Aladdin to your smart fridge, anyone?
- Disney finally buys all the good bits of 21st Century Fox
- YouTube jumps on the bandwagon, starts working on its own interactive shows
- Roku update will allow you to link some of your streaming accounts to your main Roku login
- Apple TV and the new Apple TV Plus get a standalone app and original programming
- Move over Black Mirror, Bear Grylls is coming to a new interactive Netflix show