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Disney+ pulls a Netflix, hikes its subscription price

Mega media conglomerate Disney simply unloaded a truckload of recent Superstar Wars, Surprise, and Pixar motion pictures and TV presentations which might be headed for Disney+, together with cars for everybody from Loki and the Wintry weather Soldier to Lando and Obi Wan Kenobi. Additionally coming to Disney+: a value hike.

Following within the footsteps of Netflix, which raised the costs of its usual and top rate subscription plans just a little greater than a month in the past, Disney says that it is going to spice up the per thirty days worth for its wildly a success Disney+ subscription carrier beginning subsequent yr.

Starting on March 26, the per thirty days worth for a Disney+ subscription shall be $7.99, up $1 from its present $6.99 per thirty days price. On the identical time, the yearly price for Disney+ will upward push from $69.99 to $79.99, whilst a package deal that incorporates Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu with advertisements will building up from $12.99 a month to $13.99/month.

Along the scoop of the Disney+ worth hike comes phrase that the carrier has nabbed a whopping 86.eight million subscribers since launching a trifling yr in the past, an eye-popping determine by means of any usual. No surprise Disney feels relaxed about upping Disney+’s subscription worth.

Disney introduced the cost hike at its annual traders presentation on Thursday, however no longer ahead of selling a parade of recent motion pictures and TV presentations, lots of which is able to (wonder!) debut on Disney+.

Some of the notables are Ahsoka, a live-action display in accordance with the preferred Superstar Wars: The Clone Wars personality; Rangers of the New Republic, a Mandalorian spin-off; Obi-Wan Kenobi, an eagerly awaited Superstar Wars display starring none rather than Ewan McGregor; Lando, concerning the additional adventures of Han’s outdated friend; The Falcon and The Wintry weather Soldier, a six-episode collection targeted across the two Surprise heroes; Loki, every other Surprise by-product starring the God of Mischief himself; and Hawkeye, starring Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld. I’m no longer even bringing up the entire presentations coming from Walt Disney Studios and Pixar.

But even so the scoop of the entire TV presentations coming to Disney+, it’s additionally notable what isn’t heading directly to the streaming carrier. Black Widow, Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, and Eternals, 3 of Disney’s upcoming cinematic tentpoles, are nonetheless slated to debut completely in theaters subsequent yr.

That suggests Disney isn’t following the lead of Warner Bros., which rocked Hollywood with its bombshell announcement final week that it will open all its 2021 motion pictures in theaters and on HBO Max on the identical time because of the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

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