Disney+ costs half the price of Netflix subscription

Captain Marvel photo via Walt Disney Media File
Captain Marvel photo via Walt Disney Media File /

You can get a full year of Disney+ for only $70 per year or $7 per month. Disney’s new streaming service will launch on Nov. 12, 2019.

Disney spilled their guts about their new streaming service, Disney+ on Thursday afternoon. The soon-to-be streaming giant announced the launch date and price for Disney+, and shared a bunch of details about their shows, movies and more.

Officially, Disney+ will launch on Nov. 12, 2019, and the streaming service will cost $6.99 per month and $69.99 per year, according to a report from Decider. Obviously, fans and subscribers should subscribe for the year to save money.

Pretty much any way you slice it, Disney+ will cost about half the price of Netflix. Most people have the standard Netflix subscription, which now costs about $13 per month after the latest round of price increases, which were announced in January and implemented over the spring. That’s roughly $156 per year, or $86 more than a year of Disney+.

There’s a catch, though. Not all Disney movies will be available at first. According to the report from Decider, the new Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar titles on Netflix will remain on Netflix to complete their 18-month licensing agreement before they move to Disney+. The details around that note are still a little foggy, but we’ll surely find out more information over time.

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Eventually, though, all those movies will be released on the streaming service+, at least that’s what’s expected by most people.

Disney is also making their own shows and movies for their streaming service. During the presentation, they confirmed several Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars shows, movies and shorts are in the works. Of course, depending on how successful those shows and movies are, they could always make more in the future. This is clearly a longterm investment, and they are starting the streaming service cheap.

As those who have been with Netflix from the beginning will tell you, don’t expect the Disney+ price to stay this low forever.

Netflix is also making a lot more shows and movies than Disney is developing right now. According to the report, there are roughly 40 Disney+ projects in the works, while Netflix has hundreds. With that said, the House of Mouse has access to tons of content as well that they could add to the streaming service, especially after acquiring 20th Century Fox.

There’s no denying the streaming services are both a good deal right now in the streaming landscape. While I love Netflix, I also love what Disney is doing with all their Marvel and Star Wars projects. It’s what they should have done a while ago, honestly, so it’s great this content will be available now.

For me, this doesn’t change my love for Netflix or devalue my Netflix subscription. The streaming network remains committed to cranking out billions of dollars worth of content, like Stranger Things, The Umbrella Academy, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and more. As long as they continue that, they’ll be fine.

Disney is going to be fine, too, and I imagine they will take some customers from Netflix who are looking for something different. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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