Finally, things are turning around for Disney! Disney+, the new streaming service from the mega-company, has only been around for a few short months – and yet it’s already become the most downloaded app in America. Since it’s launch in November of 2019, the app has been downloaded over 30 million times. While this success can’t be chalked up entirely to Baby Yoda, we’re just going to pretend it is.
Disney+ Downloads Will Be Available Even if the Content Downloaded Leaves the Service (Which Will Happen)
Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
Most streaming services let you download content, but when that content leaves said service, the downloads leave too. And even when that’s not the case, the downloads might expire. That won’t happen with Disney+. After taking a break from addressing the great national crisis facing us all – whether or not Martin Scorsese likes Marvel movies – Disney big cheese Bob Iger revealed that Disney+ downloads will remain in place as long as you remain a Disney+ subscriber.
UPDATE: Looks like Bob Iger – who should really know better, since he’s in charge – was wrong about this. The Verge spoke to a Disney rep who cleared up Iger’s comments. Read all about it here.
Posted on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
If you’re a Verizon customer and already signed-up for Disney+, you might want to request a refund. Because Verizon is offering the upcoming Disney streaming service for free for a full year – specifically for 4G LTE and 5G wireless unlimited customers. New Verizon FIOS and 5G Home Internet customers will also qualify for a free year.
Disney is Spending a Ton of Money on Disney+, Including an Almost $1 Billion Original Content Budget
Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
Disney is about to launch Disney+, it’s high-profile streaming service loaded with tons of movies from their past as well as several original titles. It’s all part of the House of Mouse’s plan to finally embrace the world of streaming while also taking on Netflix. Is the gamble going to pay off? All signs point to yes. There’s enough nostalgia built-in for Disney titles of the past, and interest in new original Star Wars and Marvel shows to draw a crowd. But a new profile details that putting all of this together ended up costing Disney and arm and a leg.
Posted on Monday, October 14th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
Rather than release a standard press release listing all their titles, Disney+ is taking the long way around and running a seemingly never-ending thread full of everything you’ll be able to watch when the service launches next month. A bunch of the titles will be familiar to movie fans – Disney classics, from the so-called Disney Renaissance and beyond. But there are also several titles that just seem…well, fake. You can’t help but wonder if the poor unlucky social media employee tweeting all these out is slipping a few intentionally fictional movies and TV shows into the list just to see if anyone will notice.
Disney+ Might Resurrect Those Marvel Shows After All, Proving No One Knows What The Hell is Happening
Posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
Three Netflix Marvel shows – Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil – have been cancelled for weeks, but several of the players involved continue to make those cancellations as difficult as possible for fans. Instead of outlining any of their actual intentions, the companies are content with speaking about these shows in vague enough terms to get fans’ hopes up about a potential resurrection.
The latest offender is Kevin Mayer, the newly-appointed head of Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s new streaming service. Mayer says there’s a “possibility” that the new service will revive those shows…but that’s as far as he’s willing to go at the moment.
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Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
Last night, Netflix cancelled Daredevil, leaving only Jessica Jones and The Punisher as the final Marvel shows on that streaming platform. But there have been some not-so-subtle hints that Daredevil will return in some capacity, so let’s look at the future of The Man Without Fear and address the speculation that the show might make the jump from Netflix over to Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+. Read More »