What the Tech? Disney Plus set to launch later this year


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If you’re one of the 140 million Netflix subscribers, you should know: things are going to be changing pretty soon, and many of you won’t like it at all.

Netflix is set to lose a massive chunk of its most popular and highest-rated content — movies by Disney and Marvel and Pixar and Star Wars. 

There’s also an excellent chance that it will lose it’s two most popular programs, “The Office” and “Friends.”

So where is all of that going? 

Disney Plus launches in November and will make available almost every movie from Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars. Disney also owns and plans to make the entire 30-season catalog of “The Simpsons” available on their new platform. 

The streaming service will be $7 a month, which is nearly half the cost of Netflix’ standard subscription. 

Disney says when the service launches it will have over 10,000 TV episodes and between 400-500 movies. That pales in comparison considerably to Netflix’ changing library of 4,000 titles. 

The quality of movies on Disney Plus will also be much better. 

And good news for families getting on board with the new service — there will be no R-rated content on Disney Plus. Movies with ratings other than G, PG, and PG-13 will move to Hulu, which Disney also owns and controls.

Disney is just one of at least four new streaming services jumping into the market to compete with key players Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. Comcast/NBC Universal, AT&T/Warner Media and Apple TV+ are all expected to launch by the end of 2020.

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