Disney has been rumored to be working on its own streaming service for a little while. The company’s CEO has now made things official on its latest earnings call, giving the streaming service a name.
Disney+ will be home for all of Disney’s movies and shows going forward. The company’s streaming service will feature content from some of its most popular brands, including Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar.
Disney, as previously announced, will pull all its movies from Netflix in 2019.
Disney+ will first launch in the United States next year. It will feature content from Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar, so it will be the home for all of Marvel’s superhero movies and Star Wars movies.
Like Netflix and soon Apple, Disney will develop original content for Dinsey+. To name a few, the company is working on Marvel’s “Loki” show featuring Tom Hiddleston for Disney+. Star Wars’ “Rogue One” is getting a prequel series as well, and exclusive movies like “Noel” featuring Anna Kendrick, and an original animated series based on Pixar’s “Monster’s Inc.” will land on the service, reports CNBC.
Disney+ will have a lot of content from Marvel and Star Wars alone, though it still won’t have the same range of diverse content that’s found on Netflix. Still, if you are a Marvel or Star Wars fan, the removal of the movies on Netflix might force you to get a subscription to Disney+. And that’s definitely a problem for many — with Apple working on its own streaming service, you may soon see yourself subscribing to a bunch of streaming services.
It’s going to get real expensive to consume digital content, real soon.