Update 10/24 17:16: A Disney spokesman responding to Gizmodo's request for confirmation told us that the comments of Disney CEO Bob Iger were misinterpreted when he said: " if you are a subscriber you can download and place it on a device and it will remain on this device as long as you continue to subscribe. "According to the spokesman, some Disney + movies will disappear at certain times and will not be accessible even to subscribers if they downloaded the file . The spokesman indicated that some titles would be available permanently for subscribers who choose to download content to their devices. B ut Disney it was not clear whether this simply meant that you would be able to download whatever content was available on the service at one time. We have reached out to further clarify and will update this post as we have more information.
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Disney + is making a more convincing case for himself, it seems, by the day his release date is approaching. In yet another impressive revelation about the service, Walt Disney boss Bob Iger said this week that a huge recent streaming service will allow users to store content on their devices, even after it leaves the streaming service.
Iger offered confidence about accessibility to Disney + Content in conversation with Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Radhika Jones and Mandalorian creator John Foreo at the Vanity Fair new creation this week. Asked if inherited content introduced on Disney + will remain on the platform or return to Disney storage, Iger replied that "almost all" of the massive Disney library will be available on the platform, although there are "some weights from the deals we have, the legacy deals we've had before, that will prevent some of them from being original. "
Iger also said that while these deals will cause some of Disney's content to leave the platform for" short periods of time, "you will be able to download that content to a device where it will stay so long, as long as your Disney + account is active, this will give Disney + a step up with other licensed services to make any series or movie download available to Disney + subscribers. This is a neat feature for service fans , but it certainly highlights the unique position in which is at Disney while it penetrates the streaming game.If it can still offer ̵
Of course, Disney has the footing of many of its competitors on other fronts. Its original content catalog only puts it in a unique position with companies trying to print new originals to satisfy consumers (ah, Netflix). But along with his dominance of other franchises, he is served under his umbrella – namely beloved and inherited franchises like Marvel, Star Wars Pixar, National Geographic – Disney + is turning into a beast of a favor. Plus, Iger reiterated that the purpose of the service was not to distort much original content – which was the purpose of services such as Netflix – but rather good content tactics that Apple also claims that he uses for his own service.
Iger explained why the competition sucks while claiming that it in no way says that the competition sucks:
I think the big difference for us … is that we focus on these great creative brands and we use them as navigation tools for the user. That really is the big difference. And in our case, it's a bit less volume game. It's not about how much we do, it's about what we do. And this is in no way intended to throw an amp of competition [the] – they have done an incredible job of sowing the market and creating a product that I think is very, very good for consumers – but our approach is very different.
Got it? Disney and Apple want to do some good content, Netflix wants to do very bad content, and these are both great approaches for consumers because some users may want a very stupid thing.
Elsewhere in the interview, Iger discussed the thought of offering the service in advance for only $ 7 a month, confirming that the company prioritized scale before and especially at launch. Three things, he said, influenced the price of the entry price: reaching scale, making the product accessible to a global network of viewers and competing. He also nodded to the fact that the service was provided free of charge for one year to Verizon customers, reiterating the company's intention to reach as many eyeballs as possible. (The company separately lures users with multi-year subscriptions that shake up to only $ 4 per pop. November 12th.