Earlier this year, Disney announced its plans to rival streaming giant Netflix with a streaming service of its own – Disney+. For $6.99 a month (roughly P360), a subscription to Disney+ gives consumers access to Disney’s empire of TV shows and movies including content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Fox, and more.
Much like Netflix and other streaming services like Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ will produce original content. Its much anticipated launch in November will see new spin-off series featuring all our favorite Marvel and Star Wars characters.
From Marvel, fans should keep an eye out for spin-offs starring Loki, the Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and the Scarlet Witch and Vision. In addition, there’ll be an interesting What If series. This will explore possibilities in well-loved stories like, “What if Peggy Carter got injected with the super-soldier serum instead of Captain America?” Talk about giving fan theories a bigger voice in storytelling!
On the other hand, Star Wars fans have The Mandalorian to watch for. Starring Pedro Pascal (Prince Oberyn Martell from Game of Thrones), The Mandalorian follows a lone gunfighter five years after the events of Return of the Jedi. Furthermore, there are also plans of a Cassian Andor spin-off for the streaming platform. (In case you’re living under a rock, Cassian Andor is the rebel pilot played by Diego Luna in the 2016 Rogue One film.)
With just these titles, Disney+ is bound to get attention from geeks and kids alike. The streaming platform also features classic and recent content from Disney, as well as National Geographic. This makes it a perfect viewing avenue for the while family. Disney’s recent acquisition of Fox also widens the roster of films that will be available on the service. For around P360 a month, this sounds like a great deal for a house full of kids and teens.
How Disney+ can be more than just movies
Here’s the thing, Disney+ can be more than just a streaming service. If it truly wants to overthrow Netflix from its throne, it should offer more. An article from Wired gave a lot of brilliant ideas that could go along with the service to give it an edge over its competitors.
A few of the suggestions from the article include advanced ticket selling, cheaper theme parks tickets prices, access to hidden levels and more for subscribers.
Would you pay for a monthly Disney+ subscription if it came with these perks? Or is its lineup of movies and TV series enough to reel you in?