Disney Announces Its Own Streaming Service, Will Pull Content From Netflix

Posted on November 9, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Music + Videos with 39 Comments

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.

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39 responses to “Disney Announces Its Own Streaming Service, Will Pull Content From Netflix”

  1. FalseAgent

    people are just going to turn to piracy once again.

  2. thalter

    Thanks but no thanks. Between Netflix, Hulu (plus no commercials), Britbox, and YouTube TV, I'm already paying over $60 per month for online streaming, and I am done adding any more. Someone needs to solve aggregating online content, because people are not going to keep paying for additional streaming services.

  3. locust infested orchard inc

    Quote by Paul Thurrott, "...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."

    We, the consumers, are so ingloriously ungrateful. When there's a monopoly dominanting a given market, prices are often high, and we bemoan our inability to afford it. On the other hand, when there's a healthy competition, we raise our arms in uproar that we will have to pay for multiple services.

    Are we ever appreciative for the convenience and luxury that technology affords us ? I'm pretty sure our forefathers were never deluged with such enticing variety.

    With Microsoft diligently working on its successor to Win10 in the form of Windows Core OS, with its ability to run on everything from IoTs to the Surface Hub, perhaps Microsoft should evaluate something similar in establishing an aggregate streaming service to rule them all – The One Stream. ?

  4. waethorn

    Welcome to the cable-ization of streaming services.

  5. pargon

    You can much more easily subscribe to a digital streaming service once a year for a month, binge the shows you care about when the new season drops and then cancel it again. I do this every year with HBO now for game of thrones, ballers and silicon valley. Wait till the whole season is out and then subscribe for about 2 months till we finish watching them.

    Netflix doesn't get cancelled since they have so much more original content we like, though about half of it was Disney shows....but I could see doing this with Disney plus for marvel or star wars shows that Netflix no longer will have. Disney is good about dropping a new marvel show every 2-3 months and as life gets busy enough to take a month to watch a season Disney may not get cancelled either, we'll see how it goes.

  6. mestiphal

    Disney's digital service is US only. Netflix is global... they are really pushing to have all their contest pirated.

  7. glenn8878

    I enjoyed watching Disney. Now that Disney ruined Star Wars, I haven’t cared about Disney on Netflix or anywhere else. Disney won’t be getting my business.

  8. Bill Russell

    Don't forget though that there are still big advantages to subscribing to these services. You can sign up for a month at at time, and its instantly available on multitude of devices. You also don't need the cumbersome cable boxes and their dated interfaces that take 10 minutes to reboot , with recorded content only on a particular TV and limited recording space, and the typical 1 year introductary rate, for which the loyal customer only gets to see their bill go up. The situation may have improved slightly since I have had cable TV but still - I'd way rather have the bunch of useless channels on youtube TV for example than a cable plan and boxes.

  9. NT6.1

    "Disney, as previously announced, will pull all its movies from Netflix in 2019."

    Whatever. I downloaded The Incredibles in mkv and won't pay another streaming service.

  10. Vitor Canova Weingaertner

    More 5 years to arrive in Brazil.

    Hope they pull content only in regions it is available.

  11. Daekar

    It amazes me that people are actually subscribing to multiples of these services. It is SO transparently a bad deal.

    • Skolvikings

      In reply to Daekar:

      How so? I bet you spend entertainment dollars on the things you enjoy. Disney announced their service would be cheaper than Netflix. If a person is into Star Wars or Marvel or Pixar content, how is it a bad deal for someone to spend than $10/month to access it?

      To put in perspective, this will likely be cheaper than two lattes at Starbucks. Or cheaper than eating out for lunch once per month. Etc.

  12. waethorn

    I wonder if this is US-only, or if they're going to buy back international streaming rights from all of the regional version streaming services around the world.

  13. CaedenV

    I wonder if they will make playlists... would be really neat to be able to play the MCU movies and TV shows in some official timeline order or something.

  14. red.radar

    In a world ....where streaming services are abundant .... cable is the better value .....

  15. toph36

    This was announced more than a year ago, so it wasn't a rumor. The only thing new is the announcement of name.


  16. Skolvikings

    This wasn't a rumor. This was announced a long time ago. The only thing that's news here is they finally announced the name of the service and put up a placeholder website.

    Also, it doesn't have to be expensive to consume digital content. That's all on each of us as consumers. No one will force anyone to subscribe to every service.

  17. unfalln

    Pirate Bay is making a comeback!

  18. jrswarr

    I for one will not be getting Disney+.

    To paraphrase Bill Clinton - "It's the diversity , stupid!"

    Add up all the costs for streaming services and I might as well keep my cable connection - it's starting to look like the better value.

    • lvthunder

      In reply to jrswarr:

      That's the point. They will either get your money through a cable subscription or a streaming service subscription. Anyone who thinks this content would be getting cheaper is just kidding themselves.

      • Skolvikings

        In reply to lvthunder:

        But it is cheaper. With cable you have to subscribe to basically everything. On the other hand, you could just subscribe to Disney+ if their content was all you wanted, and you'd save money.

        Most people I know have cable and Netflix both. We dropped cable and picked up Hulu instead. We're saving over $100 per month. We could easily add something like Disney+ if we wanted and still be saving a lot of money.

    • SvenJ

      In reply to jrswarr: Don't forget you still need to pay someone to deliver that streaming service to your house. For many it is the same company they used to get 'cable' from. So on top of the multiple streaming services to pay for each month, you still have the monthly internet service bill to get them. Cut the cord indeed.

  19. HellcatM

    I haven't watched Star Trek Discovery because its on a pay service and I guess I'll skip the shows on Disney. That's to bad, I think many people who don't want to pay for a lot of separate services will either not watch the shows or pirate. The more of these services that pop up the more of a mess watching shows is going to be. If you watch a lot of shows that span separate services it can get more expensive than cable also signing in to different services to watch shows at night will be come a headache. Exit out of one, login to another, watch a show exit out of it, watch a show, different interfaces. It'll be a mess. And elderly people probably won't won't even bother, a lot of them can barely use computers and still use flip phones.

    • lvthunder

      In reply to HellcatM:

      That's why Apple created the TV app. To aggregate the content from the different apps.

    • puggsly

      In reply to HellcatM:

      All services are Paid services (even commercial supported is paid by your time). If Disney pulls enough content from Netflix and pushes it to their platform, why wouldn't you consider paying for their service instead? The threat that if you make me pay for content, I'll just steal it! Is a somewhat morally bankrupt threat.

      I'm also not sure what you are using to watch multiple different services, but on my AppleTV, Content from multiple TV networks and streaming services are all aggregated in the TVApp and even Netflix which is a hold out I can simply jump into without, logging out or into to anything. The interface is different than channel surfing, but that has been changing ever sense we moved to digital. You walk through guides, switch to your DVR, or look to see what is available on streaming and that is just your cable provider.

      Bottom line is that it will take a number of streaming services before we get back to the $100+ cost of cable TV services.

  20. kevin11

    cool idea. I would love to try their service once it is available. For now i am using Mediabox HD to watch HD movies and TV Shows.