Disney+, Espn+, Hulu to be bundled


Dylan Gill, Staff writer

Disney will launch its new streaming service called Disney Plus on Nov. 12.

This is Disney’s attempt to compete with the streaming giant, Netflix.

Disney+ will feature its own shows with many other movies. It will be the exclusive provider of anything Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and it’s own Disney shows.

While it will have many movies that have already been released, it will include new Star Wars and Marvel shows. Star Wars will have shows like The Mandalorian and an Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

“It will be great to watch all the Marvel and Star Wars movies with my family around Thanksgiving,” junior Kaylyn Allen said.

The new streaming service will only cost $7, compared to Netflix which is $16 a month. There will be a bundle to include Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and Hulu for $13 a month. Disney offered an early sign up discount which resulted in their website crashing.

Shows and movies won’t contain any advertisements on Disney Plus, but Hulu will have advertisements if you sign up using the $13 deal.

ESPN Plus costs $4.99 a month. It features exclusive sporting events such as soccer, baseball, and UFC fights. It also has shows with Peyton Manning, Kobe Bryant, and Alex Morgan.

Hulu starts at $5.99 a month. It contains a different variety of shows. It stays up to date with current seasons of shows releasing their episodes whenever they come out. They have shows such as Rick and Morty, Family Guy, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

With the three of these streaming networks combined, you are sure to get your money’s worth. The bundle is $5 cheaper than buying them separately. There is also a great variety of shows and movies to watch.

You will be able to create up to seven different profiles on your account. This will allow for everyone in your family to have their own personalized account.

Viewers can watch from 4 different profiles at once at well. “I have a lot of people in my family, so it will be very useful to have a lot of accounts,” junior Nicolas Bellem said.

The November release date is a strategic move for Disney. They have found that the last months of the year have increased viewership.

Last year Netflix released Bird Box, which got over 80 million views in its first month of release.

They will also take a different approach to streaming shows. WhileNetflix releases shows all at once, Disney will release episodes weekly. With a cheaper price and many popular movies and TV shows, Disney Plus will surely be a success.