By: Danielle Anderson
It’s official. Disney is leaving Netflix forever… But don’t worry; their contract does not expire until the end of 2019 (Gajanan, Mahita). You still have plenty of time to binge all your favorite Disney movies like Mulan or Finding Dory.
The good news is that Disney is working on creating their very own streaming service that will feature much more content that could found on Netflix, including content from companies owned by Disney, such as, Marvel and Pixar. This new service plans to launch in 2019 and feature new Disney, Pixar, and Marvel films along with content previously shown on Disney Channel. Just think, you could potentially relive your “Hannah Montana” stage all over again.
The bad news is that, in order to continue watching your beloved Disney content, you’ll have to pay the price. Along with your current subscriptions to Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Prime, or whatever service you have, you’ll have to juggle yet another monthly charge to this new Disney streaming service. This is definitely manageable; however, it comes across mostly as an inconvenience. Having a plethora of monthly subscriptions can add up to be quite expensive, so it would be good to take that into account before paying signing away your banking information to yet another.
While Disney is making its own service, there is a small chance of other companies doing the same. Universal TV seems to be disappearing so paying for specific content to watch is bound to happen to some extent (Kain, Erik). However, imagine if Spotify or Pandora began splitting into multiple streaming companies all with different content. It would be extremely inconvenient and frustrating for consumers and wouldn’t be ideal for companies.
For more information on this topic, visit the articles at http://time.com/4893042/disney-leaving-netflix-movies/ or https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2017/08/11/lets-face-it-disney-leaving-netflix-is-smart-but-also-incredibly-annoying/#4ad4bfff23ce
Gajanan, Mahita. “No, Your Favorite Disney Movies Aren’t Leaving Netflix Yet.” Time Entertainment, Time Inc. Aug 09, 2017, http://time.com/4893042/disney-leaving-netflix-movies.
Kain, Erik. “Let’s Face It, Disney Leaving Netflix Is Smart But Also Incredibly Annoying.” Forbes, August 11, 2017, https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2017/08/11/lets-face-it-disney-leaving-netflix-is-smart-but-also-incredibly-annoying/#4ad4bfff23ce.