I've written about streaming services in the past, first asking if having too many streaming services could be a bad thing, before asking if streaming had effectively killed the Blu-ray market. Now I'm back with another post related to streaming services, and it's big news.
Disney, possibly the absolute biggest entertainment company in the world, has just unveiled its online streaming service, Disney+. It will host a gargantuan amount of content, from its classic movies and cartoon shows, to content from Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and even Nat Geo (?). And it won't just be existing content that will be hosted on the service, Disney has plans for a lot of original content, like new Marvel and Star Wars series which will be exclusive to the platform. Disney boasts that the platform will be home to 500 films and 7000 episodes of TV shows, which is just ridiculous.
It will launch in November for just $6.99, which is incredible value if you ask me. Disney's plans for global expansion will take about two years, so everyone outside of the USA will have to wait and see if the service comes to their country.
What about you? Excited for Disney+? Can you afford yet another subscription? I'll be keeping an eye out to see if it comes to Malaysia, and if it does, how much it'll cost. In a way, I'm lucky to be staying in Malaysia, as the only major subscription services here are Netflix and Spotify, so adding Disney+ won't be much of a financial constraint (assuming we get it).