Disney’s Plans for New Streaming Service Disney+
Why do I need another streaming service? That’s a fair question to ask. Many of us have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Go/Now, and many many more. In that crowded and established field, the behemoth of Disney decided to launch their own streaming service, Disney+. How could it possibly compete?
Well, it turns out that if you’re Disney, competing is something you do extremely well. During a shareholders’ meeting, Bob Iger let everyone know that “At some point fairly soon after launch, it will house the entire Disney motion picture library.” That’s right, the entire Disney movie library (or vault as they’ve called it in the past) will be available to stream on Disney+. “How do you compete?” you ask. Release time-honored, generation-spanning, well-loved movies. That’s how.
Also, if that wasn’t enough it’s always nice to hold the rights to the Star Wars universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Just within those two properties, Disney has plans for tv-shows for The Mandalorian, Cassian Andor, and a new Loki series set to star Tom Hiddleston. Not to mention that Iger also dropped that new movie releases will be available on the service less than a year after their theatrical release, including 2019’s Star Wars and Avengers movies. For a movie like 2018’s Black Panther, that might mean that it’s ready to watch at home a week or two after it finished it’s run in the theaters (Black Panther was in the theaters forever).
With this new information, will you be picking up the new Disney streaming service? Let us know if you think they’ve done enough to stand out from a plethora of streaming options.