Among the reveals of exciting new TV and film projects being announced at D23, there is a bit more consumer information also being provided regarding Disney’s high-stakes new streaming service Disney+. This service launches on November 21 and will offer nearly everything Disney has ever made, plus the full ‘Star Wars’ catalog, programming from National Geographic, and a full line of exciting original projects.
Now it has been revealed that subscribers will be able to stream on up to four devices, so parents and their kids can enjoy whatever they want on their own. In addition, each account can support up to seven profiles, so each person can have their own set of preferences. Older fans can keep their Marvel and ‘Star Wars’ stuff all in one place, while the kids enjoy a huge selection of animated films, etc. Disney+ will also be offered in super high definition 4K, at no additional cost.
It had previously been announced that ‘The Mandalorian’ would not be released all at once like most streaming shows, but would be doled out one episode per week. It has now been revealed that ALL of Disney+’s original series will follow this release plan, so no binging, at least not until a show’s season is complete. While fans have grown accustomed to the all-at-once dump of seasons thanks to Netflix and other services, others like CBS All Access and DC Universe have taken to using the one episode per week plan in order to get people to actually pay for their services rather than signing up for a free trial, binging what they want to see, and canceling.
Disney+ will be an incredibly competitive $6.99/month when it launches, making it cheaper than all of the other major streaming services except for Hulu’s ad-supported option, which is $5.99/month. Consumers can even choose to sign up for an entire year for $69.99, making it even cheaper.
Will you be signing up for Disney+?