Disney Plus set to overpower Netflix

Disney’s new streaming service, Disney Plus, is ready to take over immediate entertainment.

Danielle Pritchard, Features Editor

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On Nov. 12, the history of  streaming entertainment will be altered, once again, by the media mammoth Disney. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars, among other popular media, will likely flock to the new platform, followed by those drawn to the brand new content promised.

Already in possession of other streaming services like Hulu and ESPN, Disney has found yet another way to secure its throne over the world of entertainment.

The promised Disney Plus service will stand on its own, though they will offer a bundle package during the U.S. launch, where customers can purchase subscriptions of all three Disney-owned platforms for $13 a month.

Intended to be a family-friendly media provider, none of the content on Disney Plus will go over a rating of PG-13, with all mature content moving to Hulu. This means sacrificing both the Deadpool and Logan films, alongside other fan-favorites, but that doesn’t mean there will be a lack of loved characters.

According to Eric Vespe, who represented Forbes Business during the live announcement of Disney Plus, the service will launch with more than 7,000 television episodes and 500 movies, which will grow over time to accompany even more content from their own studios alongside those of Lucas Films, Pixar and National Geographic.

The selection will range from old animated Disney that will fit within to upcoming live action shows canon of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

While Marvel has lent its characters to Netflix for several comic based TV-shows in the past, they have begun to limit access to any cinematic characters. Instead, viewers will be drawn to the new Disney Plus server with features starring fan favorites such as Marvel’s Loki and Bucky Barnes.

Older movies such as “Justin Morgan Had a Horse”, and other works produced as early as the 1960s will be viewable through the streaming service for the first time in many years.

“You’ll be able to download films and episodic shows to up to 10 devices per account,” Vespe said on Twitter during a demo he attended for Disney Plus on Aug. 24.

With a bargain rate of $7 compared to Netflix’s $16 per month premium plan, the growing collection of media expected on Disney Plus has drawn attention away from the veteran platform.

For the past 22 years, Netflix has been America’s preferred streaming service and has been one of the primary sources of entertainment for the world. Disney has also been a major producer of the films people love, but the growing company is ready to add another success to its massive monopoly.