With everything moving to streaming, it can be difficult to decide which service to go with. Disney has made it simpler by bundling Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for only $12.99 a month—a price that is not only competitive but cheaper than most other services, including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The announcement was made by Disney CEO Bob Iger on a call for investors. The bundle will be available starting November 12.
There may be some issues for international markets. Disney+ isn’t available internationally yet, though it is in the works. Hulu isn’t available in Canada, but again, things are in the works there as well. ESPN+ might be the sticking point, with no announcement forthcoming and plenty of regional issues to overcome. Disney+ is the flagship product here, with Iger stating that the service is “the most important product the company has launched in my tenure.” In a press release, Iger stated, “The positive response to our direct-to-consumer strategy has been gratifying, and the integration of the businesses we acquired from 21st Century Fox only increases our confidence in our ability to leverage decades of iconic storytelling and the powerful creative engines across the entire company to deliver an extraordinary value proposition to consumers.”
With all the content that Disney has to offer, they stand as the potential juggernaut in the streaming world. Amazon, Apple, and others have expressed interest in being the distributors of this new service, and who can blame them? At a price that will most likely be lower than HBO Max (rumored to be $16 to $17 per month), and with more content, Disney’s streaming service is an incredible deal. Additionally, Disney will be able to cover multiple interests, with services for general entertainment, family entertainment, and sports. The good news is, you’ll be able to get all that without having to manage multiple memberships.