Disney releases new streaming service

Olivia Song, Business Manager

This story was originally published in the second issue of The Bear Truth (November 14, 2019).

Two years ago, Disney announced that they will be creating their own streaming service and challenge other services such as Netflix and Hulu. Disney Plus will launch on November 12th, 2019 with the price points $6.99/month or $69.99/year. Creating this new streaming service, Disney hopes to bring customers in “With lots of high-profile exclusive content,” and nearly every movie that Disney has created. However, movies such as the new live-action Lion King, “record-busting” movie the Marvel’s Infinity Saga, and Avengers Endgame won’t be available until after the release date of Disney Plus. Disney says that those movies will be available no later than December 11th. 

Disney Plus will be able to be streamed from many electronic devices such as phones, tablets, computers, television, and media boxes. The streaming network will offer unlimited downloads, so for those road trips or flights that you won’t have wifi, you can download the show before heading on your adventure. It will also offer translations for English, Spanish, Dutch, and French as well as subtitles at the bottom of the screen. 

They will be bringing back all thirty seasons of the Simpsons on the day of the launch along with The Sound of Music, The Princess Bride, and Malcolm in the Middle will be joining the network during the first year of launch. On launch day, viewers will be able to rediscover more than 7,500 episodes and 500 films from the Disney library. Also, as Disney releases new movies, they will be launching on Disney Plus, but not before they come out in theaters though. 

In conclusion, Disney Plus will be a very popular streaming service for people to be able to view any Disney show or movie they desire.