The Netflix era might be quickly coming to an end. New reports claim Disney’s upcoming streaming service could deliver a game-changing blow to the digital giant.
According to reports, the highly-anticipated Disney Plus service is set to offer a bundled pack including ESPN Plus and Hulu for $12.99/month.
The bundle of Disney direct-to-consumer properties will be available for purchase on Nov. 12, the day that the ambitious Disney Plus service is set to bow. Disney chief Bob Iger revealed the plan for the bundle during Disney’s quarterly earnings call with Wall Street analysts. Disney’s fiscal second quarter numbers came in below expectations, a shortfall Disney chalked up to lower than expected performances by key divisions of 21st Century Fox, which Disney formally acquired in March. “Nothing is more important to us than getting this right,” Iger said of Disney’s aggressive move into direct-to-consumer streaming. (Variety)
Coincidentally, Netflix’s Standard Plan comes packaged at $12.99 a month.
- Basic. The Basic streaming plan costs $8.99 per month and has the most limited features. You can only use it on a single screen at a time (which is fine if you’re the only user of the account), and resolution is limited to standard definition (SD), which is equivalent to old, pre-HD television.
- Standard. The Standard streaming plan costs $12.99 per month and allows you two watch on two screens at a time in high definition (HD).
- Premium. The Premium streaming plan costs $15.99 per month. For that, you can watch on four screens at once (ideal for a large family), and you can video programming in HD or 4K Ultra HD, if available.
Disney Plus’ highly-anticipated service will come packed with original Star Wars and Marvel shows.
Now that Disney’s revealed the pricing and launch date for its upcoming Disney Plus (styled as Disney+) streaming service, we’re finally getting confirmation of the original shows it will stream. Starting on Nov. 12, the House of Mouse will start doling out shows based on characters from everything from Star Wars to Marvel and even National Geographic. So, whether you know what a Mandalorian is or you’d rather listen to Jeff Goldblum read the phone book, this service aims to offer something that fits your taste. (Tom’s Guide)
Iconic Fox cartoon “The Simpsons” is also set to have an exclusive home on Disney Plus.