Disney’s upcoming video streaming service, Disney+, sounds like a really sweet deal.
For $6.99 a month or discounted annual subscription of $69.99, you get access to content from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Subscribers will also get content from Fox, which Disney now owns, starting with the complete series ofThe Simpsons.
Disney is promising more than 7,500 episodes and 500 films from its library within the first year. And the company’s also considering bundling its other streaming services, Hulu and ESPN+, with Disney+ in the future at a discounted price.
Like I said, Disney+ sounds like a hell of value at launch. And judging by the overwhelmingly positive reactions on social media, Disney will likely sign up a ton of customers on Nov. 12 when Disney+ launches.
But while I agree that Disney+ is probably worth it, I’m also growing more annoyed at how confusing and expensive “cutting the cord” is in practice. The “great unbundling” that everyone once welcomed has quietly become an ingenious con to squeeze everyone for more money through recurring subscription fees from multiple streaming services.
Choosing a streaming service used to be simple. A decade ago you had two big ones: Netflix and Hulu.
Nowadays, in addition to those two, there’s PlayStation V
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