Ever since Netflix first launched its video streaming website, many different media companies have been trying to get in on the action; the result is a nearly endless supply of streaming options, and Disney has decided to get in on the action with their own version as well.
The new streaming service will be called Disney+ and it has been highly anticipated from fans of Disney’s many franchises including fans of the classic cartoon stories for children, to fans of the MCU and Marvel comics, to fans of Star Wars.
Here’s what we can expect from Disney+
Anyone who is at all familiar with Disney knows their products and services don’t exactly come cheap. However, according to several sources, Disney+ is going to be offered at a starting price of just $6.99 a month—nearly have the price of Netflix’s most popular subscription option.
Additionally, Disney is offering a bundle subscription offer that will come with Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu for just 12.99 per month.
Another welcomed feature Disney+ is offering is the lack of a paywall for additional screens. As opposed to Netflix, which requires users to pay more for the option for multiple users to stream content simultaneously, Disney+ will automatically allow for four screens to stream content at the same time at no additional charge.
So far, Disney has announced that its entire library of animated films will be available for streaming on Disney+ along with the entire Pixar catalog as well.
Unfortunately for Marvel fans, only a handful of titles will be immediately available, including: “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” and “Captain Marvel.”
Star Wars fans have a lot more to be excited about, as all six films from the first two trilogies along with The Force Awakens and Rogue One will be available to stream immediately.
Disney has also announced a handful of new series that will be available exclusively on their new streaming platform including a Star Wars live-action series called “The Mandalorian” as well as a series set in the “High School Musical” world entitled: “High School Musical the Musical,” and they’ll also be launching a live-action TV adaptation of “The Lady and the Tramp.”
The streaming site will include a few other originals including a documentary series about the 65-year history of the media giant.
While many people who stream content online can fall into a rabbit hole of binge-watching entire seasons of TV shows overnight, Disney+ won’t offer this feature as new episodes will be released on an episodic basis as opposed to all at once.
Disney and Netflix
Now that Disney is on the cusp of launching its own streaming competitor, Disney elected not to renew its deal with Netflix, meaning all Disney titles that can still be streamed on the original streaming service will be removed.
What to Expect from Disney+Unfortunately for fans of the Marvel TV series: “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” and “The Punisher” this has resulted in all five shows getting cancelled. However, it’s still undetermined whether Disney intends to revive them on Disney+ (I wouldn’t hold my breath).