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Disney+ Review

| William Loudermilk | wloudermilk22@dtechhs.org | January 9, 2020 |

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With so many companies throwing their hat into the streaming arena, it’s hard to keep track of them all. Apple TV+ came out November 1, with NBC and HBO expanding their streaming presence with Peacock and HBO Max, respectively, next year. The most recent streaming service to enter the competition for viewers’ eyes is Disney+. Disney+ offers more than the Disney channel and taps into what makes Disney unique. On Disney+ there is something for the entire family, with the inclusion of classic movies from every decade, original Disney channel shows and cartoons and original series such as the hit show The Mandalorian.  The Mandalorian is such a success that it has surpassed Netflix’s hit original series, Stranger Things, as the number one streaming show in the United States. This is also reflected by a recent d.tech community survey. Of those 59 d.tech community members who completed the brief d.tech survey, 33% of those surveyed responded that they purchased Disney+ specifically for The Mandalorian. The show also ranked highest in the favorite content category. Disney+ has a library of 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes. Although Disney+ has a large amount of content, most of it is geared for a younger and or family audience, which may discourage older, more mature viewers. Disney+ is priced at $6.99 per month or can be packaged with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99. Disney+ is perfect for families, the young, and the young at heart.

For fans of The Mandalorian, it doesn’t hurt that one of the cutest babies in the galaxy has a starring role.

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  1. It’s the end of the golden age of internet streaming. It used to be that just about all shows were on a single platform or two, and the cost of finding these shows was extremely cheap especially compared to cable. Now, due to abuse of copyright, each large company is making their own streaming service, and finding all the shows you want could cost more than a hundred dollars, which is MORE than cable was. This happened several decades ago with movie theatres, where companies made theatres of their own and withheld movies from other company theatres. They solved it by preventing this, but it hurt the movie market in the short term.

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