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Disney is gearing up for the release of their streaming service later this year, and everyone can’t wait to hear more about Disney+. It’s been said earlier that the service has the option to be an add-on for Hulu, and Disney CEO Bob Iger has just revealed that they will actually be offering a bundle to give people access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for a cheaper price.
As per The Verge, Iger had revealed during the latest Disney investors call that they will be offering users a Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ bundle that will cost $12.99 a month. As of now, Huli is worth $5.99 and ESPN+ is worth $4.99; if you consider the addition of Disney+, it would look like you only needed to pay two dollars extra for the service.
This is sure to be a competitive blow to rival streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. We don’t know how they plan to retort with Disney’s new model, but audiences are already dreading the thought of having to subscribe to multiple services just to get access to specific shows.
For anyone not interested in Hulu or ESPN, Disney+ is still being offered as its own service. The announced price tag is $6.99 per month, but you can also cash in $69.99 for the annual fee.
For now, Disney holds the cards to two of the largest box office franchises in history, and they’re taking all their content with them to Disney+. We don’t know how this will all end up in the long run, but hopefully it doesn’t end up “ruining” modern television as some people are predicting.
Disney+ launches on Nov. 12.