As you might have heard, Disney announced several months ago that they would be launching their own video streaming service in 2019. Given that Disney plans on making future Marvel and Star Wars content (along with Disney content) exclusive to their streaming platform, it does represent a pretty decently-sized amount of content.

This means that signing up for Disney’s service in addition to other services like Netflix could be a possibility, and that just means more money spent. However the good news is that Disney’s streaming service won’t be too expensive, or at least that’s according to Disney’s CEO Bob Iger who claimed during the company’s latest earnings call that their service would be cheaper than Netflix.

Iger was quoted as saying, “I can say that our plan on the Disney side is to price this substantially below where Netflix is. That is in part reflective of the fact that it will have substantially less volume. It’ll have a lot of high quality because of the brands and the franchises that will be on it that we’ve talked about. But it’ll simply launch with less volume, and the price will reflect that.”

However based on Iger’s words, we can only assume that as Disney’s catalogue grows, so will its price. As it stands Netflix has been steadily increasing their prices, so we would expect that Disney would do the same over time as well, and presumably the cheaper starting price would be to try and lock users into its service at the start.

As it stands it is unclear how much Disney plans to charge for their service, so we’ll have to wait for its launch to find out. Netflix is currently priced at $7.99 a month for the basic plan, while its standard tier has gone up to $10.99 a month, while its premium tier is priced at $13.99 a month.

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