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Disney Names its Streaming Service Disney+

While one has to wonder if the world really needs another streaming service, it's getting one from Disney and the name of the new service is Disney+. The new service has an eponymous web domain that's currently in preview mode, where you can sign up for more info as it becomes available.

http://www.disneyplus.com

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Exact details on the price point (Iger previously said it would be less than Netflix), launch date, and more are still to come and Iger promised more information to come at an investor event in April 2019.
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Although physical media is becoming passé, I will appreciate my extensive collection of Disney/Pixar/Marvel/Star Wars discs even more when they pull the Netflix plug.


From the outside looking in, this seems like another Disneyland-Paris-like misadventure.
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Although physical media is becoming passé, I will appreciate my extensive collection of Disney/Pixar/Marvel/Star Wars discs even more when they pull the Netflix plug.


From the outside looking in, this seems like another Disneyland-Paris-like misadventure.
It looks more like Disney World in Florida.

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Hopefully the audio will support 5.1 unlike some of its competitors. I am looking at you Hulu.

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The big news is:

"a prequel series to the Star Wars movie Road one will be featured on the service"

Oh yeah!
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It’s no secret that Disney planned to launch this service, it was over a year ago that it announced that it would no longer provide movies to Netflix in the year 2019.

I get that this would mean streaming, but does it mean disks too!


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The big news is:

"a prequel series to the Star Wars movie Road one will be featured on the service"

Oh yeah!
That's what Bob Eager said.

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I've never seen Road One should I watch the prequel first?

In the days of the HD disc format war I was sure whatever side Disney picked would prevail.

Now, Disney seems eager to steer the future of my theater again. First they don't play well with Apple. Any 4K Disney on Apple4K TV ? .. no. Now, they don't play well with Netflix.

I want to read more about this new service but I'm curious... wouldn't a Disney service have to sort of be Disney-ish...? ... Like I don't imagine I'll find Hatchet 3 on there. I guess it's not a direct competitor to services that offer all kinds of programming.

This specialization is scary though. There isn't going to be a single source for streaming (ha ha sorry Netflix) which makes me think someday only what's popular will be available.


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The big news is:

"a prequel series to the Star Wars movie Road one will be featured on the service"

Oh yeah!
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I still prefer to own my licensed physical content rather than lease it at full price at not the same quality with the option to have the plug pulled away from me at anytime.
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I still prefer to own my licensed physical content rather than lease it at full price at not the same quality with the option to have the plug pulled away from me at anytime.
That's why I'm not selling my 1200 discs.
(That and they wouldn't net much profit for the effort.)

It's clear the direction of home video is to rent things you most likely already bought at some point.
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I still prefer to own my licensed physical content rather than lease it at full price at not the same quality with the option to have the plug pulled away from me at anytime.
You pay full price when you stream/lease movies on Netflix/Hulu/etc? I thought we just pay a subscription for access to that content, like we do for access to a swimming pool or gym.

I guess I have to reevaluate my leasing of full price products now that you have r pointed out the error of my ways. /S
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You pay full price when you stream/lease movies on Netflix/Hulu/etc? I thought we just pay a subscription for access to that content, like we do for access to a swimming pool or gym.

I guess I have to reevaluate my leasing of full price products now that you have r pointed out the error of my ways. /S
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While one has to wonder if the world really needs another streaming service, it's getting one from Disney and the name of the new service is Disney+. The new service has an eponymous web domain that's currently in preview mode, where you can sign up for more info as it becomes available.

http://www.disneyplus.com

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I hate it when AVS puts a link in a editor article, I clicked it and it went to some generic monoprice stuff....

Is that out of your control to limit that spammy-mess??
This is how it comes across to me, the word button bold blue ... and I thought you embedded that at first, so clicked it.

The preview of the website features the logos of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, which gives a good idea what to expect once it goes live. But for now, there is no set launch date, just a keep me updated button on the preview website.
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I hate it when AVS puts a link in a editor article, I clicked it and it went to some generic monoprice stuff....

Is that out of your control to limit that spammy-mess??
This is how it comes across to me, the word button bold blue ... and I thought you embedded that at first, so clicked it.

The preview of the website features the logos of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, which gives a good idea what to expect once it goes live. But for now, there is no set launch date, just a keep me updated button on the preview website.
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I can imagine some ad agency was paid millions for adding the + to Disney.

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The balkanization of streaming services was an easy prediction from the start. Every content owner wants to squeeze as much profit from their wares as possible. They'll start with the assumption that their catalog can stand on its own as their exclusive service and the market will bear the price they want to charge for it. I expect the major movie studios -- Paramount, Sony, Universal, etc. -- to all follow suit and offer their content exclusively through their their own subscription services. Netflix will eventually be reduced to their own original catalog and the catalogs of the minor content producers -- for a time being.

Then the reality of the market sets in because people are not going to buy all these separate services -- what people really want is free or close to it. The losers will go back to leasing their catalogs to Netflix or Prime and the winners will collect huge bonuses to reward their brilliant vision. In the end, though, the price of streaming will go up.
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I just hope Disney can provide the same content for US and Canada.
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I just hope Disney can provide the same content for US and Canada.
Its those quirky distribution rules in Canada. Here in the states we see lots of Canadian shows and movies played. But yours is sorta a protective marketplace eh?

Seriously I hope you can watch nearly everything you want with this Disney+ if it gets off the ground, including their incoming Fox 21st Century titles. for more on that see E.U. Approves Disney-Fox Deal, With Conditions - Variety

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This specialization is scary though. There isn't going to be a single source for streaming (ha ha sorry Netflix) which makes me think someday only what's popular will be available.
What you are seeing is vertical integration of streaming distribution and content creation. It's something that was bound to happen after the moves Netflix started to make a couple years ago (http://theconversation.com/poised-to...k-its-in-58119). Everybody else has realized they need to transition to the same structure to compete, which is why you've seen Amazon and Youtube both also enter the content creation business with their own exclusive programming. On the other side, Disney's response has been to enter the streaming business, and it's natural that they would pull their library from competitors since the content is ultimately going to be the primary factor for what service people choose to sign up to.
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As I've been observing Netflix lose streaming rights to more and more Disney content over the years, I've been seeing the writing on the walls and knew it was only a matter of time. Personally, I'll be glad to see access to many of those titles opened back up if I so choose to subscribe, but either way it sure makes me happy I purchased my Disney library over the years. Streaming rights come and go, but physical media is in your home to stay. I'm sure the streaming library will actually be pretty expansive, but you better believe they won't hesitate to shove movies back in the "vault" time and time again so they can do ANOTHER re-release with much fanfare, in a constant push to gain new and old subscribers.

If it comes in at a good price (which it should be if the rumors are true) AND they offer access to their classic collection of cartoons like all the Silly Symphonies, then I'll definitely give it a whirl. Give me the old shorts from the 20s through the 60s, along with the fantastic cartoon series from the 80s/90s (think Duck Tales, Gummi Bears, Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, etc.) then I will DEFINITELY be in. However, if it's nothing but MCU films and lame pre-teen sitcoms a la Hanna Montana that are so prevalent on Disney Channel these days, then I'm out.

Disney actually has a great opportunity to provide a great service that many would be willing to pay for, but they're going to have to give us the content and user experience to really make it successful. Hopefully it will actually be good. We shall see!
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I am more concerned about the Disney movies I actually purchased on Google Play. Hopefully those do not disappear when this service starts.
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I am more concerned about the Disney movies I actually purchased on Google Play. Hopefully those do not disappear when this service starts.
Do yourself a favor use MoviesAnywhere to sync your account to Vudu or iTunes accounts or both. This cross licenses the participating studios and the providers, so you can watch the content on any of them given licensing. Just be aware that not all pass 4K licensing, as Disney UV codes ID it as 4K on a service where another service only offers HD. But with the free movie bonuses when accounts are synced it is a nobrainer to not paint yourself into a corner and the increased provider flexibility.

Additionally you can sync to Microsoft Movies & TV, Fandango, and Prime Video.

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Given the original content that's been announced so far, I'd be in just for that regardless of what from the back catalog is available... assuming a sane monthly price.
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Perhaps we would finally get a real (Hidden) Disney gem:

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Note this is for USA, not Canada.

Yep, that's what screws me.


I do seem to remember now that Netflix Canada would continue to carry Disney titles for a while though after Disney+ launches, so maybe our weird rules up here will actually help us out in this case.
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