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Disney Announces Upcoming Disney+, ESPN+ and Ad-Supported Hulu Streaming Bundle Priced at $12.99 Per Month

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During Disney's earnings call this afternoon, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that an upcoming streaming bundle that includes access to Disney+, ESPN+, and ad-supported Hulu will be priced at $12.99 per month.

The upcoming bundle will be available in the United States starting on November 12, which is the same date that the Disney+ streaming service is set to launch.


Disney earlier this year announced pricing for the Disney+ service, which is set to cost $6.99 per month, making it more affordable than many streaming services on the market. Hulu is priced at $5.99 per month with ads and ESPN+ costs $4.99, so the bundle saves customers close to $5 compared to purchasing all three services individually.

Disney is planning to make Disney+ available through the Disney+ app, which looks similar in design to Netflix and other streaming services based on a preview shown off in April. Disney+ and ESPN+ content will be available on web browsers, smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, and game consoles, which is essentially everywhere that you can watch most streaming services.

The Disney+ service and the newly announced bundle will compete with Apple TV+, Apple's upcoming streaming service that is also set to launch this fall. Apple has not yet announced pricing for Apple TV+.

Article Link: Disney Announces Upcoming Disney+, ESPN+ and Ad-Supported Hulu Streaming Bundle Priced at $12.99 Per Month
 
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stoopkidblues

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Totally here for this! Best streaming announcement/news in awhile lol. Already had Hulu and couldn’t be bothered purchasing the additional EPSN package, but was going to get Disney either way so bundle me up!

(Though I’m sure this price point won’t last forever :confused:)
 
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dp917

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Any yearly subscriptions for the bundle? Disney+ and ESPN+ you get 2 months free if doing yearly
 
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Hi Tek

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Another service Canada has to wait for that I want. We just got the ECG... Back to the waiting game.
 
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JayMysterio

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I have to wait. I took advantage of year of Hulu for .99 a month last December. Used a Hulu card to pay for the year + a few extra months. Hopefully the deal will still be available then.
 
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MisterSavage

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I can't do it. I got the Black Friday deal for Hulu with ads for 99 cents a month and I barely use it because of the ads. I'm just going to sign up for the Disney+.
 
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nutmac

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Your move, Apple and Netflix.

I am guessing Netflix will minimally have to put an end to raising price every 18 months, as well as no longer charging extra for UHD experience (Disney+ includes UHD for free).

As for Apple, while it could launch Apple TV+ at higher price than Disney+, a bundle that combines Apple Arcade, Music, TV+, and possibly iCloud and News+ would have to be pretty aggressive, minimally "buy 2, get 1 free" (e.g., $19.99 for Arcade, Music, and TV+).
 
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nutmac

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Will they do an ad free version with Disney plus ?
Disney+ is ad-free. Disney hasn't disclosed # of simultaneous streams, but it will be UHD.

Hulu obviously isn't, unless you pay $6 more for ad-free plan. Ad-supported plan has about 5 minute of ads for 30 minute show. Hulu is limited to just 1 simultaneous stream, unless you pay a lot more for Live TV version, which includes 2 streams. It's 4K for originals but most programmings are 1080p.

ESPN+ has very limited ads. It offers 3 simultaneous streams at 1080p (60 frames per second).
 
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KnighsTalker

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Ad free or nothing! I tried Hulu with ads for the first month. It was worse than watching cable TV. So I switched to the ad free version. However, it's truly not ad free although it's light years better than ad supported. If Disney tries to shove it's content down my throat with ads, I'll definitely take a hard pass on it.
 
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genovelle

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This does not compete with Apple TV+ because it will live along side it on all Apple devices. For those that want what Apple TV+ provides, they can opt for that too. They really don’t need a huge percent of subscribers to move the needle.
 
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