It's hard out here for a cord-cutter, y'all. Once upon a time, not very long ago, it was easy to get rid of your cable subscription, scoop up a couple of streaming services instead, and save yourself a butt load of cash. Now, though, the streaming services are coming fast and furious, with Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock and other coming along in the next several months to try and capture our streaming dollars. But, one recent survey is saying that consumers have already decided that Disney+ is where they plan to spend their discretionary dough.
According to a new survey from Cord Cutters News, which polled 4,100 of its readers, 32.7% of those surveyed are planning to part with some pesos for Disney+, which launches in a little over a month, on November 12. Apple TV+ came in at a relatively distant second place with 12%, HBO Max was at 8.2% and Peacock (NBC's new streaming service) came in dead last with only 4.1% saying they're interested in paying for this content.
Well, things seem to be looking pretty good for Disney+, don't they?
While not the cheapest of the soon-to-be-available streamers (though Peacock hasn't announced its pricing yet), Disney+ will absolutely have more content ready to go for consumers on day one. Tons of content from the back catalogs of Disney (live action and animation, including movies that tend to go into the vault), Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic will be ready to go as soon as you fire up Disney+ on November 12, and many other movies and shows will be ready to go within a year of the service's launch.
For $6.99 a month (or $69.99 a year), there will also be an impressive host of new content on Disney+. The Mandalorian (Star Wars universe), Loki, Falcon & Winter Soldier, WandaVision and more will be coming from Marvel, The World According to Jeff Goldblum (National Geographic) and even a new High School Musical, hilariously titled High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (a Disney property, of course) will be coming along for TV viewers along with loads of other content. These will join original films like the live action Lady and the Tramp and Noelle.
If you like basically any of the coolest movies and TV shows that have come out for the past several decades, it would appear that Disney+ just can't be beat for the value it will offer. Apple TV+ ($4.99 per month), which launches on November 1, has far fewer shows available, but Apple is said to be investing a whopping $6 billion in content so that it can get originals from well-known talent like Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Jason Momoa, and Steve Carell, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. That latter trio is starring in The Morning Show, which is already, reportedly, one of the most expensive shows, ever.
HBO Max, which is launching in spring 2020 with an expected monthly cost of $14.99 a month, stole Friends away from Netflix, will be giving us a way to stream The Big Bang Theory and Doctor Who, and is also bringing fans a Gossip Girl reboot and some other originals, while Peacock goes live in April 2020 and will offer a host of content from NBC-owned networks (The Office and Downton Abbey among them), along with new content such as an already controversial Battlestar Galactica reboot and a potentially Zack Morris free Saved By the Bell revival.
Overall, it's pretty easy to see why TV viewers who enjoy streaming are more committed to paying for Disney+ than these other services. Of course, because each of them are working on their own originals, that doesn't mean that the tide won't turn at some point, depending on what Peacock, HBO Max and Apple TV+ come up with on that front. But, for now, Disney+ is the undisputed winner among new streaming services.
So, which of these buzzed about new streamers are you going to spend your hard-earned moolah on? Let us know in the comments below!
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