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kscherer
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2019-04-12, 11:02

Well, Disney's entry into the game is going to cause a lot of disruption. At just $6.99/month, it will be the least expensive service out there for the quantity of content it will provide. All of the Marvel Universe, Pixar, Star Wars, and the entire databases of 20th Century Fox and Disney!

Yikes!

Sign. Me. Up.

Disney has so much content, and so much family content, that this is going to put a lot of pressure on all the other services. The only thing I watch on Amazon is The Grand Tour. I watch a lot of Netflix stuff, but I'm not sure there's enough there to keep me as a customer once Disney+ goes live (I'll have both for a while until I can determine for myself). Netflix has a few good originals (especially The Kingdom), and lots of good documentaries, but I'm not sure that will be worth the $15/month.

Also, Disney has announced that Disney+ will be coming to the major platforms, i.e. Apple TV.

And, The Mandalorian will be exclusive to Disney+.

And at $6.99, what's not to like?

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2019-04-12, 13:05

I really like this concept and the price at first doesn't seem that bad. How many streams will it allow is my first question. I know I have a larger family than most, but my kids would easily all want to watch something different on their iPads or AppleTV.

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kscherer
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2019-04-12, 14:25

Yeah, a lot of unanswered questions, and I feel certain there will be tiers. Still, $6.99 is cheap for all that content. It would take a year just to get through the good stuff, and more years beyond that to get through the so-so, let alone the crap.

This is big! I was expecting it to be $30/mo or more. $6.99 is like Apple announcing the iPad for $499. Shocker!

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spotcatbug
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2019-04-13, 12:15

My guess is "starting at" $6.99. That'll be the tier nobody wants. They'll upsell you until you hit your pain point at $19.99. It's way too straight-forward for them to split this service into "channels" for them not to do it.

Ugh.
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turtle
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2019-04-16, 12:16

That actually makes sense. The talk of bundling in ESPN and Hulu too... I'd be REALLY shocked if it is only $7 a month.
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2019-04-16, 20:24

"$7/month for the first X months"



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2019-04-16, 20:31

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That actually makes sense. The talk of bundling in ESPN and Hulu too... I'd be REALLY shocked if it is only $7 a month.
I thought I read something where it was just that unappealing ESPN+ service and not the regular channels. If it was, I’d be all over that in a heart beat. I already have Hulu so I’d be interested to see what they offer, especially if these cable streaming options keep going up in price.

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1claire
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2019-04-17, 00:18

Disney is trying to get new accounts to sign-up, and I must say that the price is right.
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Dr. Bobsky
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2019-04-17, 01:24

In the long run, it is probably cheaper to just buy bargain bin DVDs of content.
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2019-04-19, 12:30

And you can store them next to your VHS tapes, just under your 16mm film reels!


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or just... rip them?
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