Disney Plus vs Netflix: How Big A Threat Is Disney’s Service To Netflix?

Disney Plus vs Netflix: How Big A Threat Is Disney’s Service To Netflix?
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Walt Disney’s much-awaited Disney Plus streaming service is coming on November 12, 2019. It is going to pose a serious threat to Netflix’s dominance. People who like watching movies and TV shows and have deep pockets could subscribe to both of them, but not everyone can afford it. In this Disney Plus vs Netflix comparison, let’s check out if Disney Plus has what it takes to steal customers away from Netflix.

The Disney Plus streaming service will be competing with not only Netflix but also HBO Now, Amazon Prime Video, and the upcoming Apple TV Plus. Disney owns some of the most popular and valuable content in the entertainment world, which gives it a major advantage over its rivals. According to a survey conducted by UBS Securities last month, about 43% US participants were interested in subscribing to Disney Plus.

Disney Plus vs Netflix: Pricing

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Disney’s streaming service is going to cost $7 per month or $70 per year at launch. The company has indicated that the subscription fee would rise in the future as it adds more content. Disney CFO Christine McCarthy has told fans that the company could bundle Disney Plus with its other streaming services Hulu and ESPN Plus, offering a discount on bundle subscription.

It’s not yet known whether Disney Plus users will be able to stream content on only one screen or multiple screens at the same time. However, the company has confirmed that it would stream 4K UHD videos at no extra cost, and allow users to set multiple profiles.

Disney’s service is much more affordable than Netflix. Netflix has three pricing tiers: Basic, Standard, and Premium. All of them offer access to the company’s entire catalog of movies, TV shows, and original content ad-free. The Basic option costs $9 per month and lets you stream content on a single device at a time. Streaming on the Basic plan is limited to 480p resolution.

The Standard plan, Netflix’s most popular plan, costs $13 per month. Standar