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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 05:37 AM

Disney Plus: Price, Launch Date

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/disney-streaming-faq-price-release-date,news-27711.html

When will the Disney Plus streaming service launch?

At Disney's April 11 Investor Day event, the House of the Mouse revealed that Disney+ will arrive in the U.S. on November 12, 2019. Disney+ will also land in Canada and The Netherlands on the 12th, while Australia and New Zealand get the service on Nov. 19.

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At first, Disney Plus will be priced to pull in all of our credit cards, starting at the low price of $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. That's especially competitive as Netflix has hiked the pricing for its Standard package from $10.99. Netflix also offers other tiers, starting at $8.99 per month and topping out at $15.99 per month.


Much more at link including day 1 content, trailers and all sorts.

This announcement came the day Netflix raised their fees for me lol, timing.

I'm seriously looking forward to this the content available and the price point is spot on although they really need to be sorting out the EU launch quickly because as is I wont get to see any of the day 1 content unless they are offering to other platforms.
That said I'm still excited by it plus if you have kids it's almost a no brainer.

This is going to have some blow back in the streaming industry for sure. Netflix should be fine but this may be the death knell for some of the other platforms, I predict a massive dump of subscriptions when people start to realise they need to manage their bank accounts better. Too may platforms start adding up over the year.
I'll probably dump Prime for example, it's barely worth it as is.

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Thyla Aug 31 OP
Sherman A1 Aug 31 #1
samnsara Aug 31 #2
madaboutharry Aug 31 #3
Clash City Rocker Aug 31 #4
exboyfil Aug 31 #5
Clash City Rocker Aug 31 #6
hunter Aug 31 #7
bif Aug 31 #8

Response to Thyla (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 05:42 AM

1. Thanks for the information

I too see a massive shakeout in streaming services over the next few years. There will be some folding but more likely many of the players will consolidate through buyouts.

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Response to Thyla (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 06:10 AM

2. im not interested in it but hubby cant wait! and hes usually the one..

...questioning why we have subscriptions to 'all these channels'....sigh.... and last night we watched NOVA on PBS (free).

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Response to Thyla (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 06:24 AM

3. I know of another Hubby that can't wait.

Mr. madaboutharry is looking forward to it too.

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Response to Thyla (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:13 AM

4. They have the potential to bury Netflix, Prime and Hulu

Since Disney owns practically everything now. I havenít seen a complete list of what will be streaming, and I need to check that the service will run on FireTV, but otherwise itís a no-brained for our household. My four-year-old daughter lives on Disney movies.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:08 AM

5. Hulu will be receiving Disney mature content

Disney owns 75% of platform, and they plan to package the two together as an option.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:31 AM

6. I think they're also bundling it with ESPN+

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Response to Thyla (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 11:55 AM

7. $8.99 for Netflix is close to my television limit.

I won't pay for another television service. If I don't see a Disney movie at the theater, and it doesn't show up in the Redbox or on Netflix, I simply won't see it anytime soon. Oh well.

Our kid, who loves smaller budget film making, set us up with Netflix in the first place. Previous that we just had a VCR and a DVD player and we rented the movies we wanted to see. We also buy DVDs of movies we really enjoyed, or I later find them in thrift stores.

Our library of movies is fairly large. I think one of the first DVDs we ever bought was The Princess Bride. Before that we'd buy video cassettes. We still have a super high end video cassette player I bought in a thrift store for ten dollars, but I've gradually replaced all our VCR movies with DVD thrift store finds.

We haven't had cable, satellite, or broadcast television for over a decade.

I've lost any tolerance I once had for television news or commercials. My wife never had any tolerance for either. She'd rather read a book.

Maybe I'm just cheap, but I think there is going to be a lot of consumer push-back against streaming services that try to duplicate the "premium channel" business model of cable television. That's precisely what cord cutters like me were rejecting.

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Response to Thyla (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 01:23 PM

8. With our two daughters all grown up

and out of the house, I see no reason to add Disney service.

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