Disney+ or Disney Bust?


Abigail Harrold, Editor

Disney just launched their new app that is similar to Netflix on November 13th, 2019. With the app being so new, there is not a lot on this app so far. However, there are plans from Disney that they will add more. Additionally, Disney will be adding some exclusive content that will only on Disney+. Along with Disney content, there are also Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, 20th Century Fox, and National Geographic. 10 million people around the world downloaded the app in the first day; the HBO Now app took about 3 years to reach 5 million subscribers.

Disney+ will cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 for a year ($5.83/month). Another feature at this price is that there are no ads. Another plus about this app is that up to four devices can stream from the app at the same time, which is something that Netflix charges extra for. Additionally, there will be about 500 films and 7,500 episodes of Disney content. Disney also signed a deal with Verizon that stated that all carriers could get a year free of Disney+.

However, with the launch of the new app came various issues with the main one being a hack that effected thousands of people. Disney sent a statement to the Washington Post:

“Disney takes the privacy and security of our users’ data very seriously and there is no indication of a security breach on Disney+.”

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