Disney+ Will Offer Four Simultaneous Streams and Free UHD Content

Disney’s video-streaming service is launching in November, and the company has already revealed a lot of details about the Disney+ streaming service. At D23, Disney revealed more details about the new service, including trailers for some new shows, as well as announcements for some upcoming exclusive shows, mainly from Marvel.

The company also showed off demos of Disney+ at the event, revealing some new details about the service. Eric Vespe, an entertainment reporter, tweeted out some details about Disney+ from the event. According to Vespe, Disney+ will offer four simultaneous streams and 4K/UHD, and Dolby Atmos content. The service will launch with more than 500 films and over 7,000 episodes of TV content.

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And that’s a massive deal — at $6.99 a month, being able to stream Disney movies in 4K will be a huge plus-point for Dinsey. On services like Netflix, you have to pay a premium price, which is more than double the price of Disney+, to get 4K content.

Disney+ will also allow users to have up to 7 different profiles per account, compared to Netflix’s five. It will allow users to stream on four different devices simultaneously, and let you download content in up to 10 devices per account for offline viewing.

Vespe does note that Disney+ will lack in terms of R-rated content, but a Disney+ representative said that all of Disney+ content will, at best, be PG-13. Disney will, however, ship most of its original titles with bonus content like deleted scenes, documentaries, etc., which does sound like a pretty solid deal.

Disney+ is increasingly becoming more appealing with every new announcement, especially considering all the shows and movies Disney has already announced for Disney+. For Netflix, there’s some tough competition coming up. And for Apple? Well, I really don’t know about Apple. 

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  • skane2600

    24 August, 2019 - 7:10 pm

    <p>I guess it will depend on the actual content offered. Of the 500 movies I wonder how many titles will be like <em>Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar</em> or <em>Saludos Amigos.</em></p>

    • Jippa Wip

      25 August, 2019 - 3:44 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#451511">In reply to skane2600:</a></em></blockquote><p>Someone who loves the obscure! </p><p>In truth everyone will love it. We'll get a lot of the curiosities and B/Clevel movies, as well as all the Disney classics and hits, as well as the recent blockbusters. </p><p>What's not to like? </p>

  • dsamuilov

    Premium Member
    24 August, 2019 - 7:46 pm

    <p>Paul, did you hear/read any comments on whether there will be a Disney+ app for Xbox and/or Roku?</p>

  • Thom77

    24 August, 2019 - 8:04 pm

    <p>They just announced a TV Star Wars series that looks really promising, dark and gritty. I'm actually more interested in that more then I am excited for SW9.</p><p><br></p><p>I will be very curious to see how all this places out between the existing services and Disney and Apple joining the club.</p><p><br></p><p>I am looking at Apples announced shows, and nothing jumps out as must see. This new Star Wars series has my attention though, and 6.99 isnt bad.</p>

    • mikes_infl

      26 August, 2019 - 3:14 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#451517">In reply to Thom77:</a></em></blockquote><p>Me too, but I'm already curious. ;-)</p>

  • Tony Barrett

    25 August, 2019 - 4:40 am

    <p>Because Disney are very late to the party, it seems they're going in hard to get people to sign up with aggressive pricing. I can't see Netflix responding with price cuts, but Netflix are introducing a lower pricing tier.</p><p>I fully expect, as time goes on and Disney build up the subscribers, the pricing will increase – this is pure introductory pricing. My only other concern is the Disney content. As Disney are perceived as a 'family friendly' company, they might not want to tarnish that with edgier content – I just couldn't for one second see Disney showing something like Amazon's 'The Boys' for example!</p>

    • chaad_losan

      26 August, 2019 - 1:09 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#451546">In reply to ghostrider:</a></em></blockquote><p>You do understand that at this point disney/abc runs hulu 100% now right? They have publically announced that more adult oriented content will be on hulu going forward and the family friendly stuff will be on Disney+. Shows like The Handmaid's Tale will continue to be produced for hulu. And any future content for a more adult audience as well.</p>

      • Skolvikings

        26 August, 2019 - 2:04 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#451824">In reply to chaad_losan:</a></em></blockquote><p>Technically, Comcast still owns 33% of Hulu, but they ceded day-to-day control over to Disney. So your point is still valid, but just wanted to point that out.</p>

        • chaad_losan

          26 August, 2019 - 3:58 pm

          <blockquote><a href="#451837"><em>In reply to Skolvikings:</em></a></blockquote><p>That is correct with the option of Disney/ABC buying out NBC's interest in 3 years. (Which they will). So the reality of it is they control 100% of Hulu today and will own 100% of hulu in three years.</p>

  • dontbeevil

    25 August, 2019 - 6:26 am

    <p>" And for Apple? Well, I really don’t know about Apple." </p><p><br></p><p>There are many more serious and well established competitors thay you didn't even mention, but of course you care about apple</p>

    • Jippa Wip

      25 August, 2019 - 6:36 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#451550">In reply to dontbeevil:</a></em></blockquote><p>I interpreted the comment as a bit of sarcasm at the expense of Apple. </p><p>To be honest, Appletvplus is DOA… Lol</p>

    • the escalation

      25 August, 2019 - 7:59 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#451550">In reply to dontbeevil:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>He mentioned Apple because the two services are launching around the same time. Sounds like you just have a bias against Mehedi.</p>

      • chocolate starfish

        26 August, 2019 - 7:22 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#451661">In reply to the escalation:</a></em></blockquote><p>Bias is an understatement. It's more of an unhealthy obsession.</p>

        • dontbeevil

          26 August, 2019 - 10:15 am

          <blockquote><em><a href="#451727">In reply to chocolate starfish:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>as you didn't reply I'm going to copy and paste my answer to you</p><p><br></p><p>Let's make a simple example, you want yo buy a car so you start to follow a website with a neutral name about cars, you don't know but who writes the articles is a BMW fanboy, so every time there is an article about Mercedes he write "lame ad", "they copied this from BMW", "lack of security"… When there is an article about BMW he writes "nice ad" (even if lame), "nice new feature" (even if copied from Mercedes), "now you can jailbreak again" (instead of lack of security)… Than guess what? You'll buy a BMW thinking that you were following a serious objective journalist… And hate Mercedes</p>

          • akcanuck

            Premium Member
            26 August, 2019 - 1:14 pm

            <blockquote><em><a href="#451779">In reply to dontbeevil:</a></em></blockquote><p>Or you could just think for yourself.</p>

            • dontbeevil

              26 August, 2019 - 2:46 pm

              <blockquote><em><a href="#451825">In reply to akcanuck:</a></em></blockquote><p>So you just don't read reviews about anything, you just go and buy wathever </p>

              • dontbeevil

                27 August, 2019 - 2:48 am

                <blockquote><em><a href="#451847">In reply to dontbeevil:</a></em></blockquote><p>all apple fanboys (including Hassan) downvotes, just prove my point. thanks</p>

  • csteinblock

    25 August, 2019 - 7:16 am

    <p>I wish they would extend the same standard to hulu when you buy the bundle.</p>

  • Daekar

    25 August, 2019 - 8:48 am

    <p>No R-rated content? Where do I sign? </p>

    • red.radar

      Premium Member
      26 August, 2019 - 8:04 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#451559">In reply to Daekar:</a></em></blockquote><p>I have small children in the house. I am looking forward to a family focused streaming service. </p><p><br></p><p>I will be giving Disney+ and the new Apple service a whirl when they launch. </p><p><br></p><p> </p>

      • chocolate starfish

        26 August, 2019 - 4:22 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#451742">In reply to red.radar:</a></em></blockquote><p>Both Netflix and Prime Video have Parental Controls. I would assume Disney will have it too.</p>

    • mikes_infl

      26 August, 2019 - 3:10 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#451559">In reply to Daekar:</a></em></blockquote><p>It's not "R" rated, but some of the new Disney stuff is definitely going to raise some eyebrows. It may depend on which side of the aisle you sit more often.</p>

    • darkgrayknight

      Premium Member
      26 August, 2019 - 3:48 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#451559">In reply to Daekar:</a></em></blockquote><p>Agree, this is great to see, as I don't really like a lot of R rated content and would prefer to not even see that content as I peruse the available videos (Netflix has way too many R movies).</p>

  • redbreva

    25 August, 2019 - 10:01 am

    <p>Typo Alert: '…<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;huge plus-point for Dinsey.&nbsp;'</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Better correct that before they get </span>litigious…</p>

  • Lordbaal

    25 August, 2019 - 11:14 am

    <p>How about them telling us what TV shows and movies will they have?</p>

    • chaad_losan

      26 August, 2019 - 1:05 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#451583">In reply to Lordbaal:</a></em></blockquote><p>If you were paying attention in the slightest they already have.</p>

  • zybch

    25 August, 2019 - 6:45 pm

    <p>Its only 'free' UHD content if they offer it without requiring a subscription.</p>

    • Skolvikings

      26 August, 2019 - 10:28 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#451659">In reply to zybch:</a></em></blockquote><p>Okay, good point. It's no additional up-charge for UHD content, which is noteworthy as it's not the norm.</p>

  • harmjr

    Premium Member
    26 August, 2019 - 12:26 am

    <p>So no Deadpool on Disney+</p>

    • Patrick3D

      26 August, 2019 - 2:54 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#451686">In reply to harmjr:</a></em></blockquote><p>Maybe "Once Upon A Deadpool" the PG-13 rated cut.</p>

  • CaedenV

    26 August, 2019 - 6:20 am

    <p>I get so flustered with Disney. They hold the industry back with their 'safe' story lines and content. They buy and bury their competition. Their new live-action remakes of their old cartoons have mostly been painful to watch.</p><p>And yet at the same time… I have young kids who do like a lot of their content. This is dirt cheap and high quality, and includes Pixar and Marvel which I will enjoy from time to time. And if I want something edgier then I will simply buy it and throw it on my home server… so ya, we are probably going to get this service.</p><p><br></p><p>Then again, we ditched Netflix and Amazon Prime this last month, and haven't really missed either of them. Maybe we don't need a streaming service?</p>

  • truerock2

    26 August, 2019 - 9:53 am

    <p>My kids are grown – so, I don't think we will add Disney to our list of services.</p><p>We have Comcast Xfinity (with HBO, Cinemax, ESPN, etc), NetFlix and Amazon Prime Video.</p><p>Also, we have several hundred DVDs and Blurays with kids entertainment on them – which would be another reason not to get Disney+.</p><p>Adults tend to watch a movie once. Kids will watch a movie over and over and over and over…</p><p>It's really important to monitor children's use of entertainment media – IMHO. Viewing statistics would be a really nice thing to have as part of a kids entertainment service.</p>

  • truerock2

    26 August, 2019 - 10:09 am

    <p> On another tangent…</p><p>I would normally never watch anything from Disney – but, with kids, you are going to be forced to watch Disney products whether you want to or not.</p><p>Regardless, I often enjoy watching Disney entertainment media products like Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast, etc. – although none of them would compete with the adult entertainment (e.g. Breaking Bad, Americans, Lost, Game of Thrones, etc) that I make time within my schedule to watch.</p><p>I really cannot take more than about 1 minute of a typical Disney "after school" sitcom.</p><p><br></p>

  • Buzzmodo

    26 August, 2019 - 1:49 pm

    <p>I haven't read all the comments, but I wonder what would be impact on Disney's uptake if they added say all the ESPN channels and say doubled the price? Per a quick Google search I see that Disney owns 80% of ESPN. </p>

  • Skolvikings

    26 August, 2019 - 2:00 pm

    <p>I'll say it again, no Fire TV support, no Disney+ for my household.</p><p><br></p><p>Btw, this is the second time I've seen someone talk about "D23" with the assumption that I even remotely have a clue what that is…</p>

  • jhs39

    26 August, 2019 - 3:38 pm

    <p>I'm a little confused because I previously read that Disney+ was going to be bundled with Hulu which does have R rated content. Do the 4 streams mentioned here exclude Hulu or is R-rated content going to be pulled from that service? As far as the great price for Disney+ everyone with any sense knows it won't last long–Netflix streaming started as a completely free bonus for members who rented discs via their mail service. Once Disney+ has subscribers the price will climb dramatically because the Disney marketing department knows parents aren't going to want to tell their crying children they can't have Disney anymore since it's too expensive. That low price for Disney+ is the equivalent of a drug dealer who tells prospective customers the first one's free. </p>

  • fbman

    27 August, 2019 - 3:15 am

    <p>I am looking forward to Disney+ </p><p><br></p><p>But for me, it will be a longer wait as I am not in one of the launch zones.. but I have read, they intend to be worldwide within 2 years. </p><p><br></p><p>Suppose I could use my VPN to get it at launch. </p>

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