Disney releases new streaming service


A student watches “Finding Dori” on his iPhone through his Disney Plus subscription. Disney+ is a subscription video on-demand streaming service owned and operated by the Direct-to-Consumer & International division of The Walt Disney Company that allows users to watch content on their computers and mobile devices. Photo by Ka Leo staff 2019.

Kevin Kamehiro, News

Disney released a new streaming service platform, Disney Plus on November 12. According to Business Insider, Disney Plus is an on-demand and ad-free streaming service by Disney. Disney is making a move into the streaming market, joining other streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV+.

The starting price for the new service is $6.99 per month or users can purchase a bundle option with Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney Plus for $12.99 per month. If you aren’t ready to buy, you can try it out for free on a seven-day trial.

You can access Disney plus from your Smart TV, cellphone, game console, laptop, and Tablet. 

According to the Disney Plus Website, “subscribers will be able to enjoy movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. This subscription also includes original programming exclusive to Disney+.”

Also, subscribers will be able to download unlimited TV shows or movies to watch on the go on four different devices at once.

Forbes reported that there were ten million users within the first few days. 

Insiders believe the price and ad-free streaming are attracting customers. This subscription service is one of the cheapest out there. Netflix and Amazon Prime start at $8.99. Also, most streaming services charge extra for an ad-free experience and Disney Plus has a 4K option at no added cost, unlike other competitors that charge more for that option.

Disney + is the latest streaming service customers can purchase.