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Zookster

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It will definitely go into the mix of streaming services I rotate among. I usually maintain a year-round Netflix subscription, but I might suspend it for a month or two to catch up on the Marvel/Pixar/Star Wars content on Disney+ that I used to get on NF. It's hard to justify renewing NF each and every month, whether I'm watching or not, with the price at $13/mo for me now.
 

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I’m in.
I was waiting if Disney was going in on 4k HDR. That pushed me over the edge to give it a try.
 

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...Yeah... that's gonna be a no from me, dawg.

If Hulu is any indication, I doubt the audio/visual experience of this service will be up to par. Obviously it will be inferior to physical discs, and given Disney's track record with Hulu, I am sure it will be inferior to versions of that Disney content that were distributed by Amazon or Netflix, too.

I'll be sticking with my 3D or 4K Blu-ray versions of these Disney/Marvel/Star Wars movies. I have a 4K TV that can also do 3D and a 12 speaker Dolby Atmos surround sound system. Who the heck wants to watch a bitrate starved Marvel movie in pancake mode with stereo audio?! Hulu's audio may be the worst thing about the service. It uses 64 Kbps AAC stereo audio and it sounds like trash. The lack of 3D support though, is a deal breaker. The Marvel movies and some of Disney's animated releases like Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, and Frozen are among the best 3D experiences out there; they lose a lot when you watch them in flat mode.

As for the Disney/20th Century Fox/Marvel content that hasn't been released on Blu-ray -- I still highly doubt that the versions available on this service will be superior to the up to 15 Mbps 1080p H.264 copies with 640 Kbps E-AC3 5.1 audio copies of that Disney material distributed by Amazon and Netflix.

Also, I can't see how this can be useful as anything more than an "add-on" service to one of the big boys like Netflix, because Disney has said that "PG-13 material" is going to be the limit. One can only handle so many superhero movies before they want to watch something like Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead.

So in summary: I'd rather watch superior copies of all of this content from my own personal Disney + -- my Plex server -- than this inferior service.
 

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I'm right there with you on that. We buy all the Marvel and Star Wars movies anyway. So we can already stream them through movies anywhere.

I think they can definitely survive doing the PG13 thing. All I know is that I will need a Game of thrones, Breaking Bad and Walking dead type series every once in awhile.

Our kids are hooked on Netflix as it is. They never watched Disney.
...Yeah... that's gonna be a no from me, dawg.

If Hulu is any indication, I doubt the audio/visual experience of this service will be up to par. Obviously it will be inferior to physical discs, and given Disney's track record with Hulu, I am sure it will be inferior to versions of that Disney content that were distributed by Amazon or Netflix, too.

I'll be sticking with my 3D or 4K Blu-ray versions of these Disney/Marvel/Star Wars movies. I have a 4K TV that can also do 3D and a 12 speaker Dolby Atmos surround sound system. Who the heck wants to watch a bitrate starved Marvel movie in pancake mode with stereo audio?! Hulu's audio may be the worst thing about the service. It uses 64 Kbps AAC stereo audio and it sounds like trash. The lack of 3D support though, is a deal breaker. The Marvel movies and some of Disney's animated releases like Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, and Frozen are among the best 3D experiences out there; they lose a lot when you watch them in flat mode.

As for the Disney/20th Century Fox/Marvel content that hasn't been released on Blu-ray -- I still highly doubt that the versions available on this service will be superior to the up to 15 Mbps 1080p H.264 copies with 640 Kbps E-AC3 5.1 audio copies of that Disney material distributed by Amazon and Netflix.

Also, I can't see how this can be useful as anything more than an "add-on" service to one of the big boys like Netflix, because Disney has said that "PG-13 material" is going to be the limit. One can only handle so many superhero movies before they want to watch something like Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead.

So in summary: I'd rather watch superior copies of all of this content from my own personal Disney + -- my Plex server -- than this inferior service.
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I’ll definitely give it a try. Not sure I’ll keep it constantly, but I’ll likely do a rotation of it and Netflix.
 

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Really looking forward in seeing the old Wonderful World of Disney material from the 50s-80s. A lot of those 2-part programs have not seen in years. Plus access to the Old Mickey Mouse Club. Some of the old Disney movies are really hard to find, at least at the decent price on DVD.
 

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I am hoping to get a bundle of the $11.99 Hulu plan with Disney+ for as close to $15 as possible. It's probably going to be more like 16.99, though.
 

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I am hoping to get a bundle of the $11.99 Hulu plan with Disney+ for as close to $15 as possible. It's probably going to be more like 16.99, though.
It'll be interesting if they even bundle commercial-free Hulu with Disney+. The bundle deal with Spotify is for regular $5.99 Hulu only. I can see Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu (w/commercials) bundled for $15.
 
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It'll be interesting if they even bundle commercial-free Hulu with Disney+. The bundle deal with Spotify is for regular $5.99 Hulu only. I can see Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu (w/commercials) bundled for $15.
Yeah, $15 or $16 for the three bundled is what I've predicted. Regular prices are:

Hulu (with ads*): $6
Disney+ (ad-free, 4K HDR): $7
ESPN+ (with ads): $5
regular price total for all 3: $18

Bundling any two together will probably only save you $1 is my guess. Bundling all three together will save you $2, maybe $3.

Even at $16 for all three, that's a pretty compelling range of content that stacks up nicely, I think, against Netflix's 4K HDR 4-stream plan, which is also $16 now. (The 2 stream HD Netflix plan is $13, so a Hulu/Disney+ combo should be slightly cheaper.) Of course, ALL Netflix content (for now, anyway) is ad-free. But then you won't have to pay extra to get 4K HDR with Disney+ (although I'm sure that matters less to most people than no ads).

Going up against those two this fall will also be a newly expanded HBO SVOD from WarnerMedia, rumored to be called HBO Max. I think the overall pricing for it is going to have to come in not much more than that $16 price point. Maybe it'll be $17 or 18.

*On the basic Hulu plan, there are ad breaks (maximum 90 seconds) in all TV shows except those aimed at kids, which are ad-free. Movies are usually ad-free too.
 

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Apparently Netflix's deal with Disney isn't quite over yet. Coming in June to Netflix: Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse and Ralph Breaks the Internet.
The New June Netflix Titles Are Here And There's So Much Good Stuff
Spider-Man was released by Sony and Wreck it Ralph was released to theaters in 2018, that is why it is going to Netflix, all the Movies released to theaters in 2019 ( and beyond) will be on Disney+.


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Spider-Man was released by Sony and Wreck it Ralph was released to theaters in 2018, that is why it is going to Netflix, all the Movies released to theaters in 2019 ( and beyond) will be on Disney+.
Besides their output deal with Disney that is ending soon, the only other movie studio that Netflix receives theatrical films from is Sony Pictures Animation, who released Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Netflix used to have other Hollywood studio deals in place but those deals either expired or the studios went defunct (e.g. Weinstein Company, FilmDistrict).

See why Netflix is making so many original movies now? Soon those will be the ONLY new movies that they offer.

As for Disney movies, Mary Poppins Returns will be the last one to stream on Netflix (in the first-run pay TV window; Netflix will continue to rotate in and out Disney movies that are several years old). It should hit Netflix this summer. Captain Marvel will be Disney's first theatrical release to stream on Disney+ rather than Netflix.
 
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I thought it was interesting that when I cancelled Netflix for the first time in eight years a few weeks ago, one of the survey questions about my reason was "Not Enough Movies," or something to that effect. I clicked that along with "Price" along "Subscribing to Other Streaming Service."
 

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Really looking forward in seeing the old Wonderful World of Disney material from the 50s-80s. A lot of those 2-part programs have not seen in years. Plus access to the Old Mickey Mouse Club. Some of the old Disney movies are really hard to find, at least at the decent price on DVD.
They are on Vudu in digital,$9.99-SD,$17.99-HDX,$24.99-UHD.
Signing up for Disney+ will save me money,I was buying them when they had price reduction specials,but those have been not as often as I have liked.
I have had Beta,then VHS,then DVD,then 1080p Blu ray libraries,now my last one should be Digital.
Prices are not that bad when you compare Digital to DVD, or 1080p Blu ray,or 4K Blu rays.
 

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