The world is waiting for Disney to launch its own subscription service, aptly titled Disney+, and today the company has announced the pricing packages and release date for the platform.
Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed earlier today that Disney+ will be released on November 12 and priced at $6.99/month (or $69.99/year) or subscribers could choose a bundle package that will include HULU and ESPN+ for $12.99/month. The only thing with the bundle is HULU will be ad-supported, even though folks would be saving around $5 with the bundle compared to buying each service separately.
As far as content, Disney+ will be stacked with movies and TV series from all sorts of places. The service will launch with about 7,500 episodes of television (including an original live-action Star Wars series), 5000 episodes of Disney Channel shows, over 250 hours of National Geographic programming, every episode of The Simpsons, new Marvel series titled The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, 300 titles worth of movies (eight Star Wars films, four movies from Marvel, 20 Pixar-produced shorts, 100 Disney Channel Original movies and 70 films from the Disney vault).
If that’s not enough to get you to subscribe to Disney+ on launch day, nothing will. Get your debit cards ready.