During an investors briefing, Disney officially revealed its new digital streaming service Disney+, due out on 12th November this year. The service will include five main hubs covering Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.
The best news about this reveal for Nintendo fans is the company's intentions to eventually bring the application to the Switch. While nothing concrete has been announced just yet, the below image is an idea of the various video game platforms Disney intends to make the service available on over time:
Currently, the PlayStation 4 is the only system Disney has actually confirmed will be receiving the service. Disney+ will also be available to stream through smart televisions, web browsers, tablets and mobile devices. In addition to this, the service includes parental controls, offline viewing, 4K HDR support and will be priced at $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year.
Would you like to see Disney's streaming service released on the Nintendo Switch? Tell us below.
[source theverge.com, via resetera.com]
All we need now is The Disney Afternoon Collection! Come on guys!
Is the Netflix Switch port being outpaced by a mouse?
If it's a service like the WWE network, and includes almost everything the company has ever put out on it, I'll be more than interested.
Disney Afternoon Collection 2 with a focus on SNES games, please. I need Aladdin SNES and Mickey Mouse Magical Quest 1 + 2 in my life again. You can shove your streaming service, though, Disney.
I only have Hulu, and that’s only because it is free with Spotify now. I share a Netflix account with a friend for free.
How many services are we going to have to suacribe to to get everything we want?
It really is the darkest timeline once you realize Disney now own's the majority of the entertainment industry (and still hasn't done squat with Tron since 2010). Looks like Nintendo knew what they were doing when choosing Universal.
Welp guess we're not getting Netflix anytime soon
Or just watch classic disney on netflix. Strange move
@PBandSmelly Disney expired their contract with Netflix to start their own streaming service, so no more Disney content on Netflix once it launches
Alas, they have no intention of doing any Tron movies for the foreseeable future as they can make more money via Marvel and Star Wars. The ROI is way bigger and that’s all Disney cares about.
We have all brought this upon ourselves. We allowed TV to get too big, to raise their prices on us so easily. Then we sat back when they acted like they gave us what they wanted with little packages from hulu, netflix, etc to give us the little things we want. But then it spread more and more, more break ups, more wanting their piece, and now you can pay even more than the nastier cable bills to get all you had before legally now. Fun isn't it?
It’s straight out of Disney’s own press release:
It's coming to everything, what's the big deal about it coming to Switch?
So apparently every Simpson’s episode will be on Disney+ on day 1, which reminds me that EA still owns the rights to make Simpsons video games (and I believe the only thing that EA has done with the license in this decade is that terrible mobile game that for some reason is advertised at Universal Studios Hollywood)
This is getting ridiculous now everyone and their mother has a streaming service now. They need to go back to one or two. Streaming services were suppose to be cheaper then cable but let's see
Netflix — $12.99
Disney+ — $6.99
WWE Network — $9.99
Hulu — $7.99
Total $55 a month. Pretty soon it's going to be as much as cable. There is no need for all of these services.
@VmprHntrD Without ads though.
Not only did I cancel my Netflix subscription when I heard Disney is making their own service, I have no intention of getting Disney's.
The only streaming service I pay for now is Crunchyroll. I don't like the direction the industry is taking, where you need seperate accounts with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and now Disney.
Screw it, I'll just stick with Crunchyroll, YouTube and Twitch.
If I really really want to watch something, I'll make a trial account or make an account only for one month and watch whatever then.
FANTASTIC! All the announcements for the service today have been great. I've been satisfied with what DisneyLife has had to offer, and Disney+ is already going to be better.
@Malcrash Except make a brand new rollercoaster in Shanghai which they're also currently building in Florida.
They also did an animated TV show.
Disney have not forgotten about Tron. Legacy just flopped hard, so it's unsurprising a third film didn't take off. I expect it to eventually.
Yay more subscriptions that cost an x amount of money per month. No thank you.
Maybe I'll pay for a single month at some point if there's interesting enough stuff on there....
@ImagineerNik 1.Tron Legacy didn't flop. It grossed over it's $170 million dollar budget, making it a success, but since they also bought Lucasfilm at the time, Disney thinks Star Wars will sell more than Tron, thus making it hard for a Tron 3 to happen (and it makes me sad).
2.Tron Uprising only lasted for a season and got cancelled on it's first year and that also makes me sadder.
3.It's cool that a Tron attraction is coming to the west but I personally feel a new film or television show revolving the Tron universe is more exciting than a roller coaster that'll eventually be taken down.
Anyone else have a creeping feeling that the $6.99 price is going to disappear in barely a few months?
Maybe the reason there hasn't been a NF app on the Switch is related to Nintendo's forced takedown of the Wii app, it's possible NF doesn't like the idea of developing an app that can be shutdown whenever by an outside company.
This is starting to turn into a worse version of cable TV.
People left cable because of high prices, but now every content provider seems to want people to pay a separate fee just for them, and it's going to start adding up at some point.
@Tasuki Thats the problem, companies cutting out the middle man like Netflix or Amazon by having their own streaming service. I heard Warner Bros might be doing own at some point too and with Apple also launch one, you'll either have pay a lot every month for everything or start to get picky every month.
@PBandSmelly oh you poor naive soul to think Disney is going to keep their content on Netflix. They've been taking stuff off Netflix for a while now. That's what happened to Daredevil...
@VmprHntrD cable is still triple what I would pay for having Netflix, Hulu, VRV, Amazon Video, HBO and Showtime all subscribed separately.
I’ll take the savings for as long as I can get it.
While it's not convenient to have so much content spread different streaming services, I see it as an opportunity to really think about the stuff you actually consume and just pay for those services that offer it.
And I guess depending on how much you pay for internet, coupled with a handful of these streaming services and a TV antenna, your still paying less than cable
@VmprHntrD You beat me to it, lol.
Disney will one day attempt to buy nintendo
@Tasuki There's no need on our end. The need is on the owners of this stuff. They saw that people were ditching cable & wanted a cut in on the action on where the money was going.
Couple all these different streaming services with ISPs throttling bandwidth for higher tiers & we may end up paying more than cable.
@Angelic_Lapras_King Yep it's starting to get over saturated. Only a matter of time till the streaming bubble bursts. Someone needs to just come along and put them under one umbrella like Netflix did years ago.
Weren't we supposed to also get FunimationNow? What happened with that?
@KingMike That's what I am saying. Someone needs to come along and but all these streaming services under one service.
Not to mention how fast they are on price hikes, I remember when Netflix was terrified of raising prices now they do it yearly.
It’s a trick to get their hands in the door while they gobble up more companies, I won’t be surprised
If their first price increase isn’t to around $10.
Lol everyone complaining about there being too many streaming services... You don't have to get them all. I'm cancelling Netflix and will pick up Disney+
Had zero interest in this but then just learnt tonight it will give me access to all The Simpsons episodes and everything changed. Series 3 to 8 of The Simpsons is pretty much perfect television that reached comedic heights no other shows have reached. I will happily pay 10 quid a month to have access to all these episodes every month as they are pretty much endlessly re-watchable.
Well played Disney.
This is AWESOME! All you guys complaining about these streaming services?!? We all complained about the cable bundle and how we wanted to pick & choose which channels we wanted. Now you get to pick & choose which channels you want and while a few of us rejoice many of you are complaining even more ugh!
I cancelled cable.
For awhile we had Netflix & Hulu
Now we have Hulu & CBS All-Access
Soon we'll have Disney+ (not sure yet if we'll keep both of the other 2 or drop 1 even if we keep all 3 it'll end up being under $18/month since I'll pay for the full year Disney up front to get the savings and Hulu & CBS are $6/month)
I think the name/logo are a bit uninspired. They just put a plus symbol after Disney and called it a day...
@leo13 LMAO! You do realize we just have the same stuff, but it's being split amongst more and more streaming services meaning same content just much more expensive...
Well Netflix if you aren't coming then Disney and Hulu are now taking away all your customers.
Disney+ sounds like being great value. Having live action and animated Marvel and Star Wars shows is reason enough for me to subscribe. All the Disney and Pixar movies/shows will be great for the kids too.
As for a Switch app, well more options are good even though we have a multitude of TVs, tablets and smartphones to watch on.
I realize that I no longer pay $90 for cable and instead I'm paying $12 for 2 services that have almost zero overlap so I have no idea what you're trying to point out.
The price is nice, but Netflix has boosted its subscription fee regularly for years. Good of Disney to start low, if you have a household with many children in it, this seems like a no-brainer
@TowaHerschel7 Netflix is going to lose all of its Disney content in the move, they've already cancelled the original programs like Daredevil
Great, now we need Netflix, prime video and crunchyroll
@leo13 yup, I don't understand the complaints either. Nobody needs all the streaming services available and nobody is forcing you to pay for them. Just get the ones that give you the content you watch. If netflix doesn't do it for you anymore then just cancel and get hulu or something else. Rinse and repeat. Also if anybody thinks that they have the time to consume all the content in those platforms are either delusional or need to reexamine their life choices.
@TowaHerschel7 I subscribe to Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. While there is some overlap in some areas, there is quite a bit of content exclusive to each platform. And that's not counting each one's originals
@Tasuki Dont forget DCs! $7 or 8 a month. Cant remember. I really like it though. Worth it for Doom Patrol, YJ, old Batman shows and movies, and all the comics. Titans turned out to be decent too.
Pay to watch?
@Moonlessky I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that gets it
Correct me if I'm wrong but don't Disney already have something similar called Disney life??
My wife subscribes to it for my daughter, its £4.99 a month (I think) and we can pretty much watch every Disney film there ever was as well as a very good selection of their cartoons and Disney junior TV series etc
We have the Disney Life app on both the TV and ipad
edit: I've checked and it definitely exists https://disneylife.com/uk
@Marios-love-child Disney Life was a lengthy ly trial for a Disney Streaming service that only launched in a few countries. Not sure if they’ve confirmed what happens to it now but it wouldn’t surprise me if it goes, replaced by this.
Seems like you are correct.
I never realised it was exclusive to the UK because we've had it for a good few years now. It would make sense in that case that Disney + will replace it as it would be silly to have both
Love the complaining. No one is forcing you to subscribe to all those services. You choose to.
You could easily just pick one watch what you wanted on it then cancel and pick another.
Been waiting for this. I’ll be signing up
I want it only for the National Geographic content! Gimme!! 🤓
This will make my quest to memorise the entire script of Home on the Range easier!
JK, JK. still looking forwards to this. Netflix next please!
And this is why so many Marvel series (Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Daredevil etc.) on Netflix have been cancelled
Yes but no commercials and not paying for loads of channels you don't want is still better than cable.
That's why the scum of the mouse will never get my money.
And this is how piracy will climb back up again, every bloody company wanting to have their own subscription based streaming platform because: muh money..
I'm willing to have 1 or 2 subscriptions, but who the [email protected] wanna Pay for 20 different platforms to get what you can get from ~3 today..?
Bloody greedy publishers crapping in their own pie, and the consumer will get the blame in the end.
The big question is: When will I be able to watch their original content? Disney + will be US only, so I need alternatives.
Will Disney+ come to the UK? WB didn't and we got Titans on Netflix over here.
I have been a subscriber to Disneylife in the UK for a year now so I hope this service comes across here and replaces it, particularly if I can get it on my Switch.
@kukabuksilaks exactly. I have an even better solution, stop watching everything. Almost all movies and shows are bs propaganda anyway, people are just wasting their time with these things. I'd much rather play video games as they're more interactive, fun and can be super educational and can actually develop some of your skills.
I'm kind of dreading the launch of this service. Disney has acquired a frightening amount of media now, and it's starting to grow out of control. I suspect their methods of competing won't be very consumer-friendly.
Any streaming service actually ,but hope that Disney plus is available at launch. Still why do we got three comic streaming apps but no app like the disney or Netflix yet
This is perfect. Me and my wife could use this when we have a kid and a Switch mini. Download movies to take with us, let the kid watch them during shopping trips, etc...
Dang, a year ago I wasn't thinking about this sort of thing. Guess I'm excited to be a dad.
Or you can share. I get Netflix with my family. Plan on doing the same with the other 3 if it happens to come to switch. Still doubt hulu ever going to come
Think so. Disney plus is already reveal coming to the Netherlands. So doubt it going to skip you Brits. Still that the luck of being in Europa where only one streaming service got of the ground
No, thanks... Disney are a bunch of a********.
At least they care.
Sweet as mate. I may get it then for the star wars and marvel stuff. The other stuff would be a bonus.
The only subscription you need is a VPN subscription
Actually was wrong. A buddy of mine got me hyped but it seems he was talking about the beta test that not even happening in the Netherlands. Likely will be 2020
Meh, quality of Disney has really gone downhill over the past few years, it's worth it more for the classics if anything. Even still I have no interest in tossing Disney my money...then again I doubt this will be in my country since Hulu still isn't.
Well if we're not getting Netflix... that makes Disney + a little tempting, though it will depend on the quality of the original stuff. MCU aside, I haven't been impressed with much of Disney's recent work.
Rather have Netflix tho
@Tasuki I'm surprised no one challenged your math.
@Kalmaro I’ve said that for a couple of years now. One day, lots of people are going to realize that their paying almost the same for these streaming services, as if their still paying for cable. With that said, I wouldn’t mind the Disney add on as a part of my Hulu plan. Only because I sold a majority of my huge Disney movie collection over the past year for some much needed money. Although I’m not into Disney like I used to be, I wouldn’t mind checking out their newer releases via their streaming service. The price is right, given what you get. I also have all of the Simpsons dvd releases. I wouldn’t mind selling thiose (excluding season 3).
Netflix had too much of a monopoly anyway its good to have some competition.
No thanks. Disney has been on a downhill slide for years. They've acquired way too much and their quality is mediocre at best.
Sorry, but someone or something needs to put the House of Mouse in its place and let it straighten out its own priorities first.
@RetroTyGuy Shame on the 2 thumbs down that were given.
@RetroTyGuy This is for tv streaming services friend.
Everything disney plus exclusive content for about $7.00 a month not bad, not bad
Disney owns 2/3 of Hulu yet they still need more streaming services.
These subscriptions are really starting to get crazy. First you pay for Internet, then you pay for MULTIPLE subscriptions. I'm not as bad as some people. I subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, and NSO. So I'm assuming now that Disney has a streaming service that they will remove any movies under their umbrella from other streaming services. Next up, movie studios will each have their own individual streaming services, which I guess will force Netflix to only stream original content... Oh wait...
As long as Disney+ allows user reviews which Netflix criminally not allow now I'll support it.
@VmprHntrD The nasty cable bills had already reached a grotesque level anyway, with good content being spread ever more thinly across new network after new network over time. For cable cutters I think the worst that will happen is that they end up with a duplication of that strategy and cost through streaming. There's no reason to think it'll reach a level of being greater though.
“Nothing is concrete” except for the image of a PS4, Xbox, and Switch showing Disney+ running on them. Safe bet I’d say.
I think there's a recent trend highlighted in some stats, showing that piracy, after going down since many years, is actually starting to ramp up again. And most analysts are saying that what's pirated the most is movies and TV shows. Many are saying that the current state of the entertainment industry, with everyone and their dog starting their own exclusive streaming service, is making things much more complex, annoying and expensive than it should be, which is driving more people towards piracy...
Personnaly, having cut the cable cord about 2 months ago, the only services I'm subscribed to are Netflix and Tou.tv (a more local, french, service - which is my native language), and I'm not planning on subscribing to another one. The reason most people are cutting the cord is mostly a matter of costs vs. benefits not being worth it. People aren't going to simply replace their huge monthly bill with another one just as huge but comprised of many subscriptions... This makes it even MORE cumbersome than a simple cable subscription!!!
I'm just going to get a nice Antenna on the roof, get all the regular channels for free, will use my Nvidia Shield and its Plex server as program guide + PVR, and just access everything with it.
The industry doesn't seem to understand that making people subscribing to tons of different various services to watch all they want to watch is actually pretty stupid. Because even if you have the things I want to watch, I'm NOT going to sh!t money out of my wazoo to get yet another freaking monthly subscription. There is a limit to my entertainment budget, that I also share with games, photography, books, music, and so on...
@Kalmaro depends on how much you want?
I don’t get the complaining about this. To me, it’s just like consoles. If I want EVERY game, I’m going to have to buy multiple consoles or subscribe to multiple services. If I can’t afford to do that or I’m unwilling too, then I buy the ones I want most.
Disney is under no more obligation to have their content on someone else’s streaming service than Nintendo is to have their games on someone else’s console.
I already pay for Netflix, so this is sad instead of exciting.
And I simply cannot understand the lack of a Netflix app on the Switch. It's beyond logic.
@RetroTyGuy Maybe they're just gonna put the original games proper on the NES NSO App, without giving Capcom your money. Otherwise, they'll announce it in June during E3.
@Supadav03 Nowadays, if you want every game you just have to buy 1 console. Whatever Nintendo has and then a pc to eventually catch all the "console exclusives".
@Kalmaro so you still have to have 2 devices. Plus, at least the last time I checked Uncharted, GoW, etc weren’t on PC. So I’d need 3 devices...pretty much exactly what I was saying
@Supadav03 You listed like, 2~3 games oit of thousands. Console exclusivity doesn't really exist anymore, except with Nintendo.
The vast majority of games are shared between systems, so you don't really need more than a Nintendo console and a PC to play 99% of the games on the market. That was my point.
I'm not sure why you don't think that is not a valid complaint.
@Kalmaro Doesn’t matter how many games. If it’s only 2 I still need a PlayStation in addition to PC & Switch. I only watch Netflix for Stranger Things. So same thing, it’s one show out of thousands but I still need it if I want that show.
Do you really think you can pay Netflix $15 a month and get EVERY show? It’s a fantasy. Nothing works like that. So pick and choose what you want & are willing to pay for.
@Supadav03 I think you're missing the point. I know some exclusives exist. My point was that there are so few on consoles that they are negligible and not a good comparison to exclusivity when it comes to TV shows.
And no, I never expected to pay for Netflix and get everything, that was my point too, the fact that you can't. Things are so split up that you have to spend a fortune to get everything.
Watch Out for all those Censorship coming from Sony as well.
I love Netflix. If disney comes up with something that Netflix is not offering at the moment, I will switch to Disney+. Like user reviews . I am also using some android apps to watch movies and series beside Netflix. Cinema hd apk is a good one. If you want, you can try: https://cinemahdapk.com/download
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