If you’re a Netflix subscriber (one of 140 million), things are going to be changing pretty soon, and many of you won’t like it at all.
Netflix will lose a huge chunk of its most popular content. Movies by Disney and Marvel and Pixar and Star Wars. There’s also an excellent chance that it will lose the two most popular programs on the service, “The Office” and “Friends”.
So where is all of that going? Disney Plus launches in November and will stream most every movie from Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars. It will also stream the entire 30-season catalog of “The Simpsons”. Disney owns all of that content now.
The streaming service will be $7 a month, nearly half the cost of Netflix’ standard subscription. Disney says when the service launches it will have over 10,000 TV episodes and between 400-500 movies. That pales in comparison considerably to Netflix’ changing library of 4,000 titles. The quality of movies on Disney Plus will be much better. There will be no R-rated content on Disney Plus. Movies with ratings other than G, PG and PG-13 will move to Hulu, which Disney also owns and controls.
Disney is just one of at least 4 new streaming services jumping in to compete with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. Comcast/NBC Universal, AT&T/Warner Media and Apple TV+ are expected to all be launched by the end of 2020.