Disney’s foray into streaming with Disney+ is no doubt a little late when compared to the competition like Netflix and Hulu, but thanks to the company’s strong branding, reputation, and its catalogue which plays home to many beloved franchises, they have managed to gain a lot of traction fairly quickly.
Video streaming services have been around for a while now and to be honest, it did feel like Disney was a little late to the game with its Disney+ streaming service that launched last year. However, Disney is a very old company with fantastic branding, and an awesome portfolio to boot, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that its subscribers have since crossed the 50 […]
Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian proved to be a huge hit. The series was highly entertaining and we’re sure that many are eagerly anticipating the release of the second season. However, one of the aspects of the show was actually the appearance of what has become affectionately known as “Baby Yoda”.
Apple TV+ is fairly new to the scene having launched just last year, but according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, it seems to be doing pretty well because in terms of subscribers, Apple TV+ is reported to have more subscribers compared to the likes of Hulu, who has been around for a while, and the recently-launched Disney Plus.
From time to time, streaming services such as Netflix remove shows from its catalog. This is normal as licenses expire and as such, shows are dropped. However, it seems that Disney Plus, which has only been around for a few months, is already removing some shows from its catalog, which definitely isn’t a good sign for subscribers.
Earlier this year, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk had hinted that video streaming platforms such as Netflix and YouTube would soon be coming to Tesla vehicles. Given that you can already play games on Tesla’s infotainment system, we suppose it’s not a stretch to think that you would also be able to stream video as well.
While Disney might have been late to the streaming game, they certainly have managed to capture the attention of many with its flagship Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. The reviews of the series have been fantastic and the first season just ended rather amazingly (if you’ve seen it, you can probably agree).
So Disney Plus was only just launched but it seems that in less than a week, the service has since been hacked where thousands of Disney customers have had their accounts compromised and stolen, where they have appeared on the dark web where they are available for purchase.
With there being so many streaming services available in the market today, you might think that customers who be apprehensive when it comes to signing up for yet another streaming service. Now, Disney is kind of late to the game, but it seems that despite them being late, they are racking up customers at breakneck speeds.
Password sharing is when users of a service share a single account. This is usually frowned upon and is typically not allowed under the terms of service agreement, but people do it anyway because it saves them from having multiple subscriptions. We’ve seen some companies attempt to clamp down on this behavior, but Disney seems to be OK with it, for now.
While streaming services are exciting, the problem is that in terms of availability, they can be limited. Take for example with Hulu, the service is still not available in many parts of the world, leaving some users frustrated and turning to piracy in order to watch certain shows. However, Disney seems to be working to prevent that from happening.
Disney Plus has yet to be launched. The service is expected to go live in the middle of November, which is this month, but it seems that it could already be potentially off to a great start. This is according to data from Jumpshot, it has been suggested that the upcoming streaming service is said to have racked up over 1 million subscribers already.
Update – It turns out that Iger’s statements were in reference to something else. Disney has confirmed to The Verge that shows will disappear from downloads if it leaves Disney Plus, so it looks like it will be pretty much similar to all other streaming platforms.The problem with a lot of streaming services is that for the most part, they tend to rely on licenses for movies and TV shows. […]
Thinking about getting a Disney Plus subscription? The good news is that if you’re a Verizon customer, it seems that the carrier will be giving away a free year’s subscription to Disney Plus. If you’ve already pre-ordered your Disney Plus subscription, not to worry because that purchase will be put on hold.