With two months to go until the launch of Disney's long-awaited streaming platform Disney + we can only consider our options: is it worth subscribing to a whole new streaming service ? Well, Disney certainly makes a good case for it, with the impressive array of original TV shows and movies coming to Disney + as well as the surprisingly low price for the amount of content we are about to receive.
But new Disney + details revealed about video quality and bonus service make Disney + subscription even more appealing, even if they look like outright attacks on the current streaming giant, Netflix.
Disney is certainly aiming for the throne of Netflix, not just in its ominously similar display, as journalist and film contributor Eric Vesp pointed out, but in its 4K, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos offerings. These premium streaming formats are sure to appeal to movie lovers with content available at no extra charge in resolutions up to 4K, with Dolby Atmos-based facility and high dynamic range (HDR) support. According to Forbes, Disney + also offers support for first-rate Dolby Vision HDR format if you have the hardware you need, with improved color management and further zooming in on scene data.
Stopped at a Disney + demonstration. It's just like building a Netlfix. I asked the UHD representative and he said there were definitely titles running in UHD and Dolby Atmos. No extra charge. pic.twitter.com/BnvWg1ILTb
– Eric Vesp (@EricVespe) August 24, 2019
Disney's offering of these high-quality streaming formats seems to be aimed at Apple and Netflix TV streaming platform. Both Netflix and Apple TV also support 4K, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, but Netflix charges extra for these streaming quality enhancements. Netflix is currently charging $ 16 a month for 4K multi-screen service, while Apple has not announced its pricing levels at the moment. Meanwhile, Disney remains within its standard $ 6.99 / month / $ 70 annual subscription price.
Disney also offers the ability to view up to four screens at a time, and can register up to 10 devices in total, with each Disney + account holding up to seven profiles with its own recommendations and watch lists. Kids under 7 will also get a different interface. A report by Cord Cutters News also claims that the $ 13 a month package of Disney +, Hulu and ESPN + will have stricter flow restrictions, with Hulu allowing only one stream and ESPN + only two instead of five. As for offline viewing, Disney + will not limit the number of movies and shows you can download, Engadget reports.
Vespe also reports that the Disney + demonstration integrates bonus features for some titles, "including deleted scenes, documentaries and comments. "This is yet another potential draw for cinephiles seeking a greater movie-watching experience.
All this is quite enticing and positions Disney + as the next big streaming platform, months before its launch. Your move, Netflix.
] We'll see if everything pays off when Disney + launches November 12, 2019
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