New Streaming Service Means No More Disney on Netflix
One of the best things for parents who have a subscription to Netflix is being able to rely on numerous, wonderful Disney films for our kids to watch. Currently, Netflix is home to popular films like Finding Dory, Lilo and Stitch, Moana, and Zootopia. I know my own son watches many of these films religiously. Heck, I love much of the Disney content, as well. But a new announcement out of the company’s most recent earnings report asserts that a new streaming service will mean no more Disney on Netflix. And as you might imagine, parents everywhere are collectively mourning the loss.
No More Disney on Netflix? But Why?
According to CNBC, CEO Bob Iger announced that while the relationship with Netflix has been good, the plan is to remove Disney and Pixar titles off Netflix by the end of 2018. Then, starting in 2019, a brand new Disney streaming platform will be available with plenty of Disney and Pixar content, including the upcoming Frozen 2, live-actionÂ The Lion King, and Toy Story 4. Netflix’s current Marvel TV shows, however, will stay put.
As you might imagine, most of us streaming service users are not amused. Each of these streaming services can cost anywhere around $10-$15 a month. And there are so many these days, you might end up spending about as much as you would for cable service. The point of streaming is we don’t need cable and we get to watch what we want when we want to. But having this many creates a problem for the average consumer. Twitter knows.
Parents with young kids seeing that Disney is pulling all of their content from Netflix. pic.twitter.com/ZydvZoEKc6
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) August 9, 2017
Netflix. Hulu. HBO Now. Disney. WB. Crunchyroll. Can you guys consolidate these streaming services? Might as well pay for cable again. Shit.
— Viewtiful Joe (@EvilMarsupials) August 9, 2017
Disney is removing all their titles from Netflix and starting their own streaming service soon. At this rate Im gonna cancel my cable
— steven (@Steven4Prez) August 9, 2017
If it's anything like their races, steaming @disney will offer less but cost 3x as much as Netflix
— Matty (@TheRunningArch) August 9, 2017
Already have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, hbo, and Crunchyroll so itâ€™s a no for me. Iâ€™ll just rent Disney movies then pic.twitter.com/zcxDQlUqtr
— Nick (@ChiTown1085) August 8, 2017
Disney made a few additional announcements last Tuesday. For one, they’re planning on launching their own ESPN video streaming service early 2018. Content on the new platform will come from the MLB, NHL, MLS, collegiate sports, and tennis’ Grand Slam events, and will including roughly 10,000 sporting events annually. I’m not too bummed about this since our cable service sucks and only reason we have it is so my husband can watch baseball games. Maybe Disney’s onto something.
Still, as a mom, I’m not too thrilled with Disney’s exodus from Netflix. Guess we’ll have to see how it pans out.
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(Image: Twitter / @andadorurbano)