Disney+ Is Launching For As Low As How Much?!?

Disney+ is really sticking it to the other multitude of streaming services. While Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix have prices ranging from 24.99 all the way to 59.99, Disney+ will launch on November 12th for only…

$6.99!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That’s right, the company that owns Marvel, Star Wars, FOX, and all the Disney movies will be launching at a price cheaper than a McDonalds meal off the value menu.

Kevin Mayer, chairman of Disney’s direct-to-consumer division, didn’t waste time stating the obvious: Disney will “likely” sell its standalone, paid subscription services — Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu — as a bundle for an appealing price. (Disney took a controlling stake in Hulu with the completion of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets.)

Pairing its services together will create a formidable challenge to Netflix, yes, but could also eat into the cable industry and internet TV services like Sling TV and YouTube TV. It’s likely that some consumers won’t need a traditional cable package if they’ve got on-demand TV episodes, sports programming, and Disney’s vault of classics and Marvel films in one bundle for a single, straightforward price.

Disney+ will be available to stream through smart TVs, web browsers, on tablets and mobile devices, and game consoles, according to Mayer. The streaming service has already secured deals with Roku and Sony for availability on their respective platforms.

Disney+ subscribers will be able to set up individual profiles for those they live with; parental controls will automatically be applied for child profiles. All Disney+ content will be available for offline download, and the company is promising 4K HDR presentation where applicable on TVs.

Mayer also announced a couple of new projects coming to Disney+, including confirming that Marvel was working on a series based around Avengers characters, Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Falcon and Winter Soldier joins a number of series currently in development, including two confirmed live-action projects from Marvel Studios focusing on Loki and Hawkeye, a Monsters, Inc. show, a High School Musical show, and a Star Warsseries focusing on a bounty hunter, called The Mandalorian. 

One thing is for sure, Disney is showing it’s primed and ready to knock Netflix off as the top streaming service.

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