Disney offers its own streaming service

Author: Marcus Schilling
Date: 16.04.2019

Disney movies only exclusively on Disney+

Entertainment giant Disney has launched its own video streaming service on the US market. The service is called Disney+ and is expected to cost $6.99 per month. This makes the subscription cheaper than the cheapest one on rival Netflix.

The launch in the USA will officially take place on 12 November. Afterwards the streaming service will be extended to the most important regions of the world within the next two years. This was announced by Disney boss Robert Iger on Friday. Disney estimates the number of users at 90 million by 2024.

Disney will make its wide range of content available on the platform. To do this, the group will remove its films and series from other platforms, such as Netflix, and make them available only on its own platform.

The Disney classics also include the “Star Wars” studio Lucasfilm and the “Avengers” from the Marvel studios. Exclusive series with characters from the Avengers or Star Wars universe will be produced for Disney+. Disney also wants to take advantage of the recent acquisition of Fox TV stations. This includes, for example, all seasons of the animation series “The Simpsons”.

Apple recently announced that the company will launch its own video streaming service with exclusive content this fall. The iPhone group has brought Hollywood stars like Steven Spielberg and J.J. Adams as well as stars like Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston on board. Apple didn’t give any information about the prices yet – but the cheap Disney+ subscription will certainly be below the Apple price.