Another killer Disney+ feature trumping the competition revealed ahead of November 12 release

Another killer Disney+ feature trumping the competition revealed ahead of November 12 release
It's hard to view Disney+ as a serious rival to the likes of Netflix and Hulu when the same Walt Disney Company behind the upcoming video streaming platform also owns a majority stake in... Hulu. Then again, if you're not interested in combining the two services and also adding ESPN+ on top to get a substantial overall discount, it's hard to recommend subscribing to any other single VOD platform as well.

That's because the "Mouse House" is making it pretty much impossible to resist giving Disney Plus a try starting November 12. Even though its initial content library is obviously unlikely to be as extensive as what Netflix typically offers access to, you'll get plenty of bang for your buck 7 bucks a month, including classic (and modern) Disney films, Marvel titles, the entire Star Wars franchise (plus a brand-new show called "The Mandalorian"), National Geographic documentaries, and so much more.

But Disney+ is expected to shine even brighter as far as certain features are concerned, which none of the competition will be able to match at a similarly aggressive monthly rate. We're talking neat stuff like 4K Ultra HD video streaming capabilities (at no extra cost), the ability to watch your favorite programs on up to four devices at the same time, and yes, unlimited downloads for offline viewing.


As it turns out, there's more to that last selling point too, with said downloads set to remain available on your devices for all eternity... as long as you retain your subscription. Disney CEO Bob Iger himself confirmed this killer feature, which means certain prior licensing deals that might temporarily remove content from the platform's library will not impact you in any way if you remember to download everything you like before said agreements come into effect.

Basically, even if a movie or show were to disappear from Disney+ for whatever reason and whatever period of time, you can continue watching and replaying it without actually streaming it. That's a radically different strategy from those employed by both Netflix and Hulu, which can be rather strict about how much stuff you're allowed to download, how many times you can play your favorite content, and for how long.

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9 Comments

1. aegislash

Posts: 1526; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

This is Disney we're talking about here. All of these perks and discounts are merely to get people into the service, and then once they have a big enough base, the true Disney pricing will show itself.

2. djcody

Posts: 230; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

that's right sir time to get little more stocks shares it will produce

4. Venom

Posts: 3778; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Do you realize how massive a library Disney has? Being able to stream the Simpsons and old Disney cartoons? Shut up and take my money.

9. izim1

Posts: 1604; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Anything that isnt Disney branded wont be on Disney+. Is that really too hard to comprehend?

3. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Nah I’m waiting for Apple Tv+ this Nov. 2.

5. Poptart2828

Posts: 458; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Why? Just get both or every streaming service you can afford. Apple by itself would be a waste of money unless you pair it with a streaming service that will actually offer you a good amount of everything.

6. Tizo101

Posts: 595; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Let me guess, because it's better than Disney ryt?

7. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2270; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple TV+ and Disney+ = much better value than Netflix's $12.99 or $15.99. Better yet! I have Verizon and bound to buy another Apple TV. Essentially I will get free service for an entire year! You can't beat that! Although TMO has free Netflix subscription, but the Netflix titles are lackluster and not impressive at all!

8. Poptart2828

Posts: 458; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Netflix has really good stuff. IMHO cable is the only waste of money nowadays. Android has destroyed cable TV and its ridiculous prices

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