Last week Disney announced the price and release date for its upcoming streaming service, Disney+, in a number of countries. The UK was not one of them.
At $7 USD a month (or $70 for a year) it's going to be one of the cheapest streaming options available. Of course, UK prices aren't available just yet, but that works out at roughly £5.74 a month. When the thing finally does get announced, I think expecting a £6 or £7 a month price tag is most likely.
At the time there weren't any details around what that would get you in terms of picture quality or concurrent streams. As it turns out, it's a hell of a lot.
Unlike Netflix and Stan, Disney+ won't have a tiered pricing system. While its competitors charge more for HDR/4K content and extra screens, Disney+ is throwing all of that in for a baseline price.
So $7 a month gets you HDR and 4K content as well as four concurrent streams. If you opt for the yearly price instead, it brings the cost down to about $5.80 a month.
None of the other major players offer so much for so little and it's a damn smart move to attract customers.
Where some may have questioned how much interest there would be in such a specific streaming service, this makes for a compelling argument.
Well played, Disney.
The service will be launching with a metric tonne of Disney films and TV shows, as well as content from Pixar, Star Wars, MCU and Fox. The along-awaited Star Wars original, The Mandalorian, will be launching on the service on day one in the U.S.
Disney+ will be launching in the US and other countries in November. Who knows when it's launching in the UK, but hopefully we'll find out soon.
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