New Details About Disney+ Streaming Service Get Mixed Reviews

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Should people still be in their feels over Netflix raising its prices (again), there's a new option coming soon that might give the streaming service giant and others a run for their money. We now have more details about Disney+ that's getting mixed reviews.

  • Disney+ is a new streaming service set to go live on November 12.

    We first heard about Disney's upcoming streaming service last year that had us very interested in learning more. We knew the lineup would likely include, well, Disney movies, but weren't sure what else is in store we can look forward to viewing -- or how much this streaming service would cost.

    (They can add up.)

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  • Users will have access to Disney's original movies and series.

    If you've been enjoying Disney movies on a certain competitor, soak 'em up as they'll be available through the end of this year. That's right, Disney is leaving Netflix as it now have its own platform to showcase its library of films and series.

  • They'll also have access to hundreds of other movies and projects, thanks to a $71.3 billion dollar deal Disney made with Fox.

    Disney bought assets from 21st Century Fox that's been called "one of the biggest media mergers ever." The family-friendly giant now owns Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, and Fox's Blue Sky Studios (think Ice Age movies, Ferdinand, and the upcoming movie Spies in Disguise) that joins the other brands -- such as LucasFilms (Star Wars, anyone?) and Pixar -- Disney previously acquired. Disney now owns Fox's 30 percent stake in Hulu (the company already owned 30 percent prior to the Disney-Fox deal), so it will be interesting to see what happens with that.

    ScreenRant.com reports Disney plans to release "more than 25 original series and 10 original films, documentaries, and specials on Disney+ in its first year"-- including a live-action Lady and the Tramp movie, Marvel superhero series Falcon & Winter Soldier and WandaVision (about Vision and Scarlet Witch), Toy Story shorts, and much much more.

  • As far as pricing goes, Disney+ will cost subscribers $6.99 a month.

    (There will be an option to pay $69.99 for the year.)

    The cost of Disney's subscription service is pretty low compared to its competitors. Netflix's basic plan, for example, is $8.99 a month for standard features, with its premium options starting at $12.99 a month. In comparison, Hulu dropped its basic plan price from $7.99 to $5.99 a month -- likely in response to Netflix raising its prices -- though its live TV prices increased from $5 to $7.

  • The reaction to Disney's new streaming service has been met with excitement and skepticism.

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    Judging by the comments, folks are either happy to have all of their Disney faves (and others) in one place, or think Disney+ will raise its prices just like everyone else.

  • Guess we'll have to wait and see.

    Maybe we'll love it and maybe not.

    We really can't judge something we haven't tried. (Well ... at least a streaming service.)

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