As we all know, Disney+ is coming this November, and after a big presentation at this past weekends D23 expo, and a booth previewing the service, it is safe to say the studio is expecting big things.
Now, thanks to a new survey Disney’s projections on the service could skyrocket. UBS polled 1,000 U.S. consumers in mid-August and 43% would subscribe to Disney+ That puts it ahead of Disney’s internal forecasts, offered last April, of 20 million to 30 million U.S. subscribers by 2024, or 20% to 30% of all U.S. broadband households.
The studio predicts it could have anywhere from 60-90 million subscribers. Also, with the service looking to bundle with Hulu and ESPN+, they are hoping that could also drive more subscriptions to compete with Netflix 154 million users.
It should be noted that the survey was conducted just before the D23 expo, and like I stated above, the expo offered a sneak peek at the service, as well as the vast majority of original and existing IP on the way.
Disney+ will be made available to audiences in the U.S. on November 12, 2019, and will cost $6.99 per month (or $69.99 per year). Canada and the Netherlands will also have access to the service on the 12th. In Canada, the service will cost $8.99 (Canadian) per month (or $89.99 per year), and in the Netherlands, the price will be €6.99 per month (or €69.99 per year). One week later on November 19, 2019, Australia and New Zealand will have access to the service priced at $8.99 (Australian) per month (or $89.99 per year) and $9.99 (New Zealand) per month (or $99.99 per year).
According to Disney, these are are the list of devices that will indeed support Disney+:
- Web browsers
- iPads, iPhones, Apple TV
- Android mobile devices
- Xbox One
- PlayStation 4
- Roku players, Roku TV
Along with Disney+, Hulu and ESPN will be offered as a bundle for streamers. The bundle will include Disney+; Hulu’s basic on-demand plan (not including Hulu’s live TV add-on); and the sports streaming service, called ESPN+. Disney announced this week that the price of the bundle will be $12.99 a month.