Disney+ pricing announced

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by Getteau, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Getteau

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    I'm surprised there hasn't been a thread on this yet.
    Launch is Nov 12, 2019. Cost is $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. For me, the yearly fee is about 1/2 of what it would cost me to take my family to the latest Avengers movie when you factor in tickets and food. Given that we tend to fall back to a lot of the movies that will be on this service, this is pretty much a no brainier for me. People keep saying this will be a NetFlix killer, but I'm thinking it may hurt the streaming services for things like HBO, Showtime and Starz.

    Disney shares surge after unveiling streaming service that's cheaper than Netflix

    Disney+ to Launch in November, Priced at $6.99 Monthly
     
  2. trh

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    As with anything with Disney, the $6.99 won't remain that low for too long.

    Still lots of unknowns. No mention of Fire TV or Apple TV support. No mention of how many devices can be watching simultaneously.

    Being able to download content for watching offline is great. Guy heading up Disney Streaming is from BAMTech (streaming provider for MLB, NHL, HBO Now and others).

    Certainly something to monitor.
     
  3. SamC

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    Old guy mode on.

    Remember when they first broke up the phone company?

    There used to be this thing called "long distance" and you could choose your long distance carrier. IIRC, the big players were Sprint, AT&T and MCI. One was the same as the next. If you were smart, every time they offered by a deal, you switched from one to the next. I used to switch 4 or 5 times a year.

    That, IMHO, is the next model for streaming. The average family will get Netflix for a couple of months, watch everything of interest there, the get Disney+ for a couple of months, then Hulu, and so on, and by the time Netflix works its way back around the rotation, it will have new content.
     
  4. billsharpe

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    I've got Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Acorn. I watch Acorn more than the other two and it's the cheapest one at $5 a month. But I consider Amazon Prime Video as essentially free since I have long subscribed to the free two-day delivery of packages.
     
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  5. Rich

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    You're right. We've been doing just that for a couple years.

    Rich
     
  6. richall01

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    Will it be in HD or 4k?
     
  7. Rich

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    If they truly intend to emulate NetFlix I would think they'd have to go with 1080p and 2160p. And at least 5.1 sound.

    Rich
     
  8. trh

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    I guess not everyone reads the articles included with this thread:

     
  9. Rich

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    Everything?

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  10. billsharpe

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    No kids around; not much interest in Disney's stream at our house, although I am surprised at the low starting price for the service.
     
  11. Rich

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    I'm certainly gonna try it.

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  12. Curtis0620

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    Marvel and Star Wars is reason enough for me.
     
  13. inkahauts

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    You realize that will also include all ABC programming and ALL of FOX studio movies and tv shows and cable channel programs. (Not FOX channels programs though). That’s a MASSIVE amount of programming covering a very wide range of content. I’d find it hard to believe anyone can’t find something on the new service they’d like. The question is mode how much would you find, not if you could...
     

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