Everything You Should Know About the Disney Plus Streaming Service
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Disney Plus Streaming Service: Cost, Release Date, and What Fans Can Expect
In 2017, Disney announced its own streaming service called Disney Plus (Disney+). Now that it's 2019 and Disney has already started to pull some of its content from the reigning streaming champions like Netflix, people are asking for more details about the streaming service, including how much Disney+ will cost, when is the release date, and what content will be available.
While Disney has kept quiet about what's to come when Disney+ launches, the company has released a few details in the two years following the announcement. So here's everything we know about Disney+ so far.
Disney Plus Expected Release Date
When Disney+ was first announced, the release date for the service was set for late-2019. And per CNet, Disney's CEO, Bob Iger, revealed that Disney+ was the company's "biggest priority" for the year.
According to Bloomberg, Disney+ will be shown to investors during the Apr. 11 investor meeting, which could mean an announcement in regards to the official release date of Disney+ closer to that date.
Until then, you can sign up for updates about Disney+ through the company's website.
How Much Will Disney's Streaming Service Cost?
Similarly to an unrevealed debut date, Disney has yet to tell fans how much Disney+ will cost.
Entertainment Weekly reported that fans will likely get more information on the price of the service after the Apr. 11 investor presentation.
However, we do know one thing about the Disney+ price. It will likely be lower than Netflix, which currently goes for $7.99 per month to $13.99 per month.
"I can say that our plan on the Disney side is to price this substantially below where Netflix is," Iger stated in Disney's 2017 Q4 earnings call. "That is in part reflective of the fact that it will have substantially less volume. You'll have a lot of high quality, because of the brands and the franchises that will be on it that we've talked about, but it will simply launch with less volume, and the price will reflect that."
What Can Fans Expect On Disney's Streaming Service?
In early Mar. 2019, Iger confirmed that Disney+ would get rid of the famous Disney Vault. According to Polygon, Iger claimed that the streaming service would include "the entire Disney motion picture library," which contains films dating back to the 1920s.
Per Polygon, in an investor meeting in St. Louis, Iger stated:
The service, which I mentioned earlier is going to launch later in the year, is going to combine what we call library product, movies, and television, with a lot of original product as well, movies and television. And at some point fairly soon after launch it will house the entire Disney motion picture library, so the movies that you speak of that traditionally have been kept in a "vault" and brought out basically every few years will be on the service. And then, of course, we're producing a number of original movies and original television shows as well that will be Disney-branded.
So, the collection within Disney+ will be home to both new and classic Disney movies and television series, from Dumbo to the latest Captain Marvel series. Iger also revealed that new films would eventually be added to Disney+ within a year of theatrical release.
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