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Disney+ Launching Exclusive Marvel Immersive Story for Apple Vision Pro

Wednesday May 8, 2024 8:53 am PDT by
An hour-long interactive and immersive Disney+ story is coming to the Apple Vision Pro in the near future, according to an announcement from Marvel Studios. The Disney+ original is connected to the "What If…? animated series and it will be released as a new app for the Vision Pro. What If…? reimagines events from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in unexpected ways, and with the Vision Pro...
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Disney+ Password Sharing Crackdown to Start in June

Friday April 5, 2024 2:53 pm PDT by
Disney plans to start cracking down on Disney+ password sharing starting in June, Disney CEO Bob Iger said in an interview with CNBC earlier this week. Iger said that Disney needs to turn its streaming business into a growth business, and one way to do that is to force households that are sharing passwords to sign up for their own accounts. "In June, we'll be launching our first real foray...
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Disney+ and Hulu Merging Into Single App, Beta Coming in December

Wednesday November 8, 2023 2:44 pm PST by
Disney today said that it will soon combine Disney+ and Hulu into one streaming service, with a unified app to be available in a beta capacity next month. Disney CEO Bob Iger first announced plans to merge Hulu and Disney+ into a single app earlier this year. The app will first be offered to those who subscribe to the Disney+ and Hulu bundle, providing those customers with one app to access...
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Disney+ to Start Cracking Down on Password Sharing in November

Thursday September 28, 2023 3:39 pm PDT by
Following in the footsteps of Netflix, Disney will start cracking down on password sharing on the Disney+ streaming service. Disney+ password sharing will end in Canada starting on November 1, according to emails that Canadian subscribers are receiving. As reported by Mobile Syrup, Disney is updating its terms of service to restrict account sharing."Unless otherwise permitted by your Service ...
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Disney+ and Hulu to Be Combined Into One App

Thursday May 11, 2023 9:06 am PDT by
Disney plans to combine the Hulu and Disney+ streaming services into a single app by the end of this year, Disney CEO Bob Iger said yesterday during Disney's Q2 earnings call (via TechCrunch). A single streaming app will include programming from both Hulu and Disney+, but Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ will also still be available as standalone services. The combined app will be provided first to...
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Disney Raising Price of Disney+ Subscription to $10.99 and Launching $7.99 Ad-Supported Tier

Wednesday August 10, 2022 2:09 pm PDT by
Disney today announced that it is increasing the cost of its ad-free Disney+ subscription by 38 percent, raising the price from $7.99 per month to $10.99 per month. This is the most significant price increase Disney has introduced since the 2019 launch of the service. The price of the ad-free plan is increasing to $10.99 per month because Disney is also launching a new ad-supported tier that ...
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Disney+ Ad-Supported Plan to Limit Commercials to Four Minutes Per Hour

Thursday May 19, 2022 2:49 am PDT by
Disney is launching a cheaper, ad-supported version of its Disney+ streaming service later this year, and reports this week revealed how the company plans to run fewer ads on the cheaper plan than some rival streamers. Disney says it intends to run ads for four minutes on movies and shows that last an hour or less, according to Variety and The Wall Street Journal. That's the same as HBO...
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Disney Launching Cheaper, Ad-Supported Version of Disney+ Starting in Late 2022 [Updated]

Thursday March 3, 2022 12:51 pm PST by
Update March 4: Disney has officially announced that it will be introducing an ad-supported Disney+ subscription starting in the U.S. in late 2022 and expanding internationally in 2023. Pricing has yet to be announced. Disney is considering launching a cheaper, ad-supported version of the Disney+ streaming service in the United States, reports The Information. A more affordable...
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Disney+ Gains SharePlay Support for Watching With Friends on FaceTime Calls

Wednesday December 15, 2021 6:21 am PST by
Disney today announced that it has updated its Disney+ app with support for SharePlay across the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, as reported by TechCrunch. SharePlay allows users running iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, tvOS 15.1, or later to watch Disney+ series and movies in sync with friends and family while on a FaceTime call together. Disney said SharePlay is available globally for the entire Disney+ ...
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Deals: Get One Month of Disney+ for $1.99 This Weekend Only (New and Returning Subscribers)

Friday November 12, 2021 10:40 am PST by
Disney today kicked off its own "Disney+ Day" in an effort to promote new content coming to the streaming platform. Headlining the event is a discount to $1.99 for one month of Disney+ for new or returning subscribers. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Disney+. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. This...
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Disney+ Has 118.1 Million Subscribers Two Years After Launch

Wednesday November 10, 2021 12:34 pm PST by
Disney+ now has more than 118 million global paid subscribers, Disney announced today in its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2021 [PDF]. The streaming service has gained 2.1 million subscribers in the last quarter, and 44.4 million subscribers over the course of the last 12 months. In November 2020, Disney+ had 73.7 million subscribers, so its growth over the last year has been...
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Apple TV+ and Other Streaming Services Could Face Ofcom Regulation in the UK

Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:09 am PDT by
U.S. video streaming services including Apple TV+, Netflix, and Disney+ are likely to face tighter regulation in the U.K. as part of proposals being considered by the British government. Ministers at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport today announced that they will consult on plans to bring streaming video platforms under British broadcasting laws in order to level the...
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Disney+ Won't Offer a Cheaper Ad-Supported Plan Anytime Soon

Wednesday June 16, 2021 1:23 am PDT by
With the popularity of Disney+ showing no signs of abating, Disney is satisfied with its paid subscriber model and has no plans to introduce a cheaper ad-supported tier anytime soon. That was the take-home message from Disney CEO Bob Chapek when asked about the possibility of a cheaper plan offering for its video streaming service, according to The Verge. Speaking at the Credit Suisse 23rd...
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Disney+ Now Has 103.6 Million Subscribers

Thursday May 13, 2021 2:27 pm PDT by
Disney+ now has more than 103 million global paid subscribers, Disney said today in its Q2 earnings report [PDF]. The streaming service has gained more than three million subscribers since March, which was the last time subscriber details were shared. In April 2020, Disney+ had just 33 million subscribers, so the service's growth has been astronomical, exceeding all expectations in the year...
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Disney+ U.S. Price Increasing to $7.99/Month This Friday

Wednesday March 24, 2021 11:33 am PDT by
Starting on Friday, March 26, Disney plans to raise the price of its subscription streaming service, Disney+. Currently priced at $6.99 per month in the U.S., the cost will be going up by $1 to $7.99 per month. Those who want to lock in the $6.99 per month price point should sign up for a subscription before March 26. The yearly subscription price is also going up, increasing from $69.99 to...
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Disney+ Now Has More Than 100 Million Subscribers

Tuesday March 9, 2021 10:24 am PST by
Disney+ has surpassed 100 million global paid subscribers, Disney announced today during a shareholders meeting. The streaming service has gained five million subscribers since Mid-February, which was the last time subscriber info was shared. "The enormous success of Disney+ --which has now surpassed 100 million subscribers--has inspired us to be even more ambitious, and to significantly...
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Disney+ Launches Adult-Friendly 'Star' Channel for International Subscribers

Tuesday February 23, 2021 2:16 am PST by
Disney+ today launched its adult-friendly Star channel for existing subscribers in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. The Star brand includes content from Disney Television Studios, FX, 20th Century Studios, and 20th Television that's aimed more at grown-ups, as opposed to the all-ages content that's currently available on Disney+. Star is the sixth brand to launch on Disney+,...
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Disney+ Plans International Rollout of Adult-Friendly 'Star' Channel to Subscribers Starting Next Week

Wednesday February 17, 2021 10:30 am PST by
Disney+ is set to expand its streaming service offering next week with a rollout of its more adult-aimed Star brand to existing subscribers in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. According to CNET, the Star brand will include content from Disney Television Studios, FX, 20th Century Studios, and 20th Television that's more adult-friendly, as opposed to the all-ages content that's...
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Disney+ Now Has 95 Million Subscribers

Thursday February 11, 2021 12:45 pm PST by
During its earnings report covering the fourth quarter of 2020, Disney today announced that it has surpassed 94.9 million subscribers (via CNBC). When Disney+ launched, Disney set a goal of hitting 60 million to 90 million subscribers by 2024, a milestone that it reached before the end of 2020. Disney has since re-forecasted and now expects to have 230 to 260 million subscribers by 2024....
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Disney+ to Increase Price to $8 a Month Beginning March 2021

Friday December 11, 2020 12:46 am PST by
Disney+ will next year introduce a $1 price hike for subscribers in the United States, taking the monthly cost to $7.99 a month or $79.99 per year. The Disney Bundle, which includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN Plus, will also see a $1 increase to $13.99 a month. The price increases will come into effect on March 26, 2021. The announcement follows Disney Investor Day, which saw the company unveil ...