Disney has announced that their upcoming streaming platform, Disney+ will include Hulu and ESPN+ in their bundle, for price as low as $12.99 USD.
The CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger recently made the announcement regarding the inclusion of both streaming platforms during an investors call on behalf of the company, noting that the price will be way cheaper. It is expected to be on par with other platforms such as Netflix and HBO Max, which also will be bundling other networks into their streaming services for over $16 USD.
Hulu is currently available for $5.99 USD per month (with ads) while ESPN+ costs $4.99 USD per month. Disney+ will be available for service for $6.99 USD a month. According to Iger, Disney+ will begin advertising following the Disney D23 event happening this month, and attendees of the event will get the chance to sign up for the service earlier than everyone else.
Although both Hulu and ESPN+ are currently available through on demand services such as Amazon, Apple and other distributors, Iger told the investors, “We feel it’s important for us to achieve scale quickly, and we think it’s going to be an important part of that. They’re all interested in distributing the product.”
Disney is planning to make the streaming platform to be available through the Disney+ app, similar to other platforms such as Netflix and other streaming services available based on a preview shown last April. Like other platforms, the app will be available on web browsers, smart phones, smart TVs, tablets and even gaming consoles.
The brand new bundle will be available for service on November 12th, the same day as the streaming service is expected to launch.
What do you think of the bundle? Stay tuned for any upcoming news regarding the new Disney+ streaming platform.