Apple TV+ debuted at $4.99 per month, and, for what it's worth, the company hasn't changed the price for the video streaming service. But, that doesn't mean the price points remain the same for the primary competitors out there in the wild, unfortunately. And, sure enough, another price hike is in the works for a pair of popular options.
Netflix has been around for so long now, some folks might consider it an institution. Others, though, just another streaming option in an ocean of them. Maybe it's the streaming service's age that made executives feel like it didn't need to go the route of an ad-supported option over the years. But, times change, the competition gets fierce, and suddenly you're hoping advertisements can save the day.
SharePlay, features baked into platforms like iOS and macOS, allow users to jump into shared experiences, like watching movies and TV shows together. It supports first-party apps like Apple TV, of course, but the good news is it also supports third-party content, too. And now one more option has joined the list.
Disney+ might not be the most expensive streaming service on the market right now, but it's also not the cheapest. Which means there's some room to save some customers some money. But only if they're willing to trade that cash for ad-viewing, of course.
By the summer of 2022, new Disney+ countries will include 44 additional markets and eleven new territories across Europe, Africa and West Asia.
Former Disney CEO believes his company would've merged with Apple if Steve Jobs were still alive, combining "great technology" with "great creativity" just as Steve liked.
You'll soon get access to both Disney+ and ESPN+ via a Hulu live TV bundle at no extra cost. At the same time, Disney is raising Hulu live TV bundle pricing by $5, which is still cheaper than paying $15/month when subscribing to the two services separately.
Streamers shouldn't miss out on a new Disney+ sale, offering a whopping 80 percent off the regular price of $11.99 per month, or just $1.99 for your first month of Disney+.
Even as these streaming services, of which there are many, continue to rake in customers, prices aren't set in stone. Which means, eventually, a price hike is probably going to happen. Hulu's no stranger to that, and now the service is doing it again, with new price plans going into effect starting in October of this year.
Disney+ subscriber count continues rising as the entertainment conglomerate added an impressive 16 million subscribers in the June quarter for a total of 116 million paying customers.
Disney's boss has confirmed that the company is not planning to add a cheaper streaming option with ads to Disney+ becasue the streaming service is already priced very competitively.
When HBO Max burst on the scene last year, the service debuted with a $14.99 per month price tag. But the service's owners have never been shy about another tier of service, one that would drop the cost a bit but also run ads. And now it's finally almost here.