A Disney Streaming Service Is on the Way (for Real): Here's What's in Store

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We always enjoy kicking the week off with a bit of good news, and thankfully, we have some -- courtesy of a beloved family company. Details about Disney's streaming service have finally -- and we mean finally -- surfaced that includes what exactly we can expect, when it will be released, and what we'll be able to watch. (Yay!)

  • The first thing we should mention is that Disney is cutting ties with Netflix.

    It's ending its multiyear contract and, sadly, that means we will no longer be able to stream Disney movies on Netflix.


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  • That's where Disney+ comes into play.

    The company's CEO, Bob Iger, announced the name of the service on Thursday. 

    Looks like we'll have another app to add on top of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.

  • So, uh, what's going to be on there?

    According to CNET, there will be a lot of family friendly content, which is great news. It's also how we'll be able to watch anything the company releases in 2019 -- including movies from Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic.

  • There will also be a ton of original content.

    There's going to be a live-action series that centers around Thor's Loki, and films and series "set in the worlds of Disney•Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Disney Channel’s High School Musical, as well as a galaxy far, far away." 

    Documentaries will also be available, showing us all that goes on behind-the-scenes at Disney.

  • And that's not all!

    Disney is also acquiring Hulu, so a bunch of its content that's geared toward older audiences will live on the new streaming service. Plus, there's a push for more Hulu original series, too.


  • So. Much. To. Watch. But when can we watch it?

    The bad news is that Disney+ is likely going to come out at the end of 2019, so we'll have to wait a little bit.

  • The good news is that it won't be too pricey.

    Because there isn't as much to choose from, Disney+ will cost less than Netflix ... for now.

  • In short, we'll have to suffer without Disney stuff for a bit, but it'll be worth it.

    We hope.

    [*Rushes to record Moana.*]

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