Disney Announces Pre-Orders Open for Disney+ Service in the US Market


If you have been waiting to subscribe to Disney +, and you are in the United States, you can now do so.

Disney opened up subscription pre-orders last night with a commercial during the Emmy Awards.

Those in the United States wanting to subscribe to the upcoming streaming service can now do so for $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. They also released a new trailer for the service.

According to Deadline:

“Disney said in its first year, Disney+ will release more than 25 original series and 10 original films and documentaries. Among them are two titles debuting November 12: Star Wars-derived show The Mandalorian, from executive producer and writer Jon Favreau, and Lady and the Tramp, a new spin on the 1955 animated classic. Also included will be a wide range of library titles, including many from Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and the Disney vault.”

I know there seems to be a lot more films and shows listed than there were a few months ago. You can take a look at the potential list (new shows/movies are not included) HERE.

The timing is a bit interesting. I get wanting to let people subscribe ahead of the launch, that will probably save them a lot of headaches, but I also find the timing interesting. The end of the fiscal year is coming in a little more than a week and I’m sure they want all the money on the books they can get. They already offered two promotions for discounted membership to D23 members and Disney Visa Card holders. Now this one right before the year closes out.

I think Disney is worried that Disney+ is going to be the “slam dunk” that they thought it would be. Especially since people are starting to tire of Star Wars and even Marvel, plus they have a ton of competition that popped up just this year and moving into next year. Apple + will launch 11 days ahead of Disney+, NBC’s Peacock and HBO Max are also coming soon. If you aren’t a fan of Disney content you are going to go elsewhere.  The streaming wars have begun and it’s going to get interesting.

The good and bad news for consumers is that you have more choice in what you want to buy, pick and choose the services you want, but everything is so compartmentalized now that you might end up spending more than you would have on cable or satellite TV to get the networks you want.

If you were interested in subscribing for Disney+ you can now do so ahead of it’s launch on November 12th.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Deadline

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