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Disney+ reaches 28.6 million subscribers, will launch in India March 29

The year ahead is looking bright for Disney+.

What you need to know Disney announced that Disney+ had reached 28.6 million subscribers. ESPN+ is at 7.6 million paid subscribers and Hulu is at 30.7 million paid subscribers. Disney+ will launch in India via Hotstar on March 29. Disney+ “has exceeded even our greatest expectations,” CEO Robert Iger said in the quarterly report.

Today was Disney’s Q1 2020 earnings call, which gives up our first major update on  [Read More…]

Disney+ is launching in India on March 29

What you need to know Disney has announced that it will be launching Disney+ in India on March 29. During the Q1 investor call, Disney CEO Bob Iger said Disney+ will be launching via Hotstar.

While Disney’s leadership was touting how well Disney+ did in its quarterly results, CEO Bob Iger stated that Disney+ will be launching in India on March 29, just days after it launches in Western Europe on March 24.

Disney is looking to take  [Read More…]

Having problems with Disney music on YouTube Music? Here’s why

COPPA is important, but does it really need to bork Disney music for everyone?

Google got smacked for millions in fines last year because of how it handles children’s data and children’s content on YouTube, and so it rolled out sweeping changes to how kids content is handled going forward — changes that have been finally rolling out over the course of this month.

There’s a whole gamut of features that can be turned off for “made  [Read More…]

Disney+ can now bundle with Hulu Live TV, just in time for the Super Bowl

You don’t need to jump through hoops in order to get the kind of bundle you want anymore.

What you need to know You can now upgrade to a Disney+ bundle with No Ads Hulu or Hulu Live TV. Previously, users could not bundle with Live TV and could not upgrade to No Ads after signing up for the Disney+ bundle. Current or new bundle subscribers can upgrade in the Account section of Hulu’s app or website.  [Read More…]

Report: Obi-Wan Kenobi series on hold at Disney Plus

What you need to know The Obi-Wan series for Disney+ has reportedly been put on hold, according to a report. Producer Kathleen Kennedy was allegedly unhappy with the scripts. The series was supposed to start filming in 2020.

Rumors have been swirling (a lot of them from unreliable sources) that the Obi-Wan Kenobi solo series at Disney Plus was in trouble. A recent report, however, cites two sources with knowledge of the situation and they confirm that the  [Read More…]

Disney+ launch moved up a week in Europe, now coming March 24

Get your Star Wars, Marvel and so much more a little earlier this spring.

Live in Europe and been waiting for March 31 for the official launch of Disney+? There’s a bit of good news. The streaming service everyone wants to have will launch a week earlier.

Pricing has been confirmed at £5.99 or €6.99 a month, or £59.99/€69.99 if you’re paying annually.

And the countires that will see the expedited — OK, at least seven days early  [Read More…]

Verizon on Us now brings the Disney+ bundle down to $6/month

This may now be the best deal in media streaming.

What you need to know Disney now allows Verizon on Us subscribers to get the Disney+ bundle. With this combo, you’re charged $ 6/month for the Disney+ bundle until the end of your free “Disney+ on Us” year. At the end of that year, you’ll be charged $ 12.99/month for the bundle.

When Disney+ first launched in November, Verizon had an offer for its mobile and Fios  [Read More…]

Disney wants to expand Star Wars storytelling with new movies, TV shows

Disney is trying to avoid viewer fatigue while still delivering regular, new content

What you need to know Disney wants to deliver new and exciting stories while avoiding market fatigue. Disney CEO Bob Iger hints that we could see movies for big events with certain TV characters. He also suggests that expanded visions of character and timeline stories from the films could make their way onto Disney+ as new series.

When Disney bought Star Wars from Lucasfilm  [Read More…]

Young Luke Skywalker could make an appearance in Kenobi Disney Plus series

Obi-Wan Kenobi might not be the only big name in the upcoming series.

What you need to know Casting calls are reportedly looking for an eight-year-old Luke Skywalker to appear on the upcoming Kenobi series. Kenobi explores the 19-year gap between the end of Revenge of the Sith (Episode 3) and the beginning of A New Hope (Episode 4). There’s no confirmed release date for Kenobi, and details remain light on exactly what will be explored in  [Read More…]

Google Play Movies now lets you search content from Netflix and Disney Plus

Stop wondering which service has what and watch more.

What you need to know Google Play Movies has now added support for Netflix and Disney Plus. With these services added, you’ll now be able to search for even more movies and TV shows within the app. You must still have the apps installed and subscribe to the services, Google Play Movies can only help you find which service the movie or TV show you are searching for  [Read More…]