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Disney announces $12.99 bundle for Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+

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  1. [7]
    gpl
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    This... isn't actually a horrible price point, all things considered. This plus Netflix would be around $25 a month and would more than satisfy my TV needs - no cable needed. I do wish they...

    This... isn't actually a horrible price point, all things considered. This plus Netflix would be around $25 a month and would more than satisfy my TV needs - no cable needed. I do wish they wouldn't fragment out series so I have to switch between Disney+ and Hulu for example, but that's a minor nitpick. It would be nice to just have everything under one roof so to speak.

    9 votes
    1. moocow1452
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      Hulu is going to offer D+ as an Add-on, so presumably it's all available in the same interface.

      Hulu is going to offer D+ as an Add-on, so presumably it's all available in the same interface.

      4 votes
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      teaearlgraycold
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      Don't worry, once Disney owns the entire entertainment industry it will all be on the same platform.

      It would be nice to just have everything under one roof so to speak.

      Don't worry, once Disney owns the entire entertainment industry it will all be on the same platform.

      5 votes
      1. Gaywallet
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        I mean at a $12 price point that would be a steal, but I guess we all know a monopoly isn't exactly going to keep prices low

        I mean at a $12 price point that would be a steal, but I guess we all know a monopoly isn't exactly going to keep prices low

        2 votes
    3. [3]
      stromm
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      Oh, you mean like Cable TV... :)

      Oh, you mean like Cable TV...

      :)

      1 vote
      1. [2]
        babypuncher
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        Only a hell of a lot cheaper, since most of the money isn't going to a middleman.

        Only a hell of a lot cheaper, since most of the money isn't going to a middleman.

        1 vote
        1. stromm
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          I said it almost twenty years ago when the rumors of streaming services was being discussed, the cost for streaming services will surpass cable (for the same offerings). It's just starting to...

          I said it almost twenty years ago when the rumors of streaming services was being discussed, the cost for streaming services will surpass cable (for the same offerings).

          It's just starting to build up...

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    1. babypuncher
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      It's $1 more than regular ad-free Hulu, this is a pretty good deal, even considering the fact that Hulu will be losing NBC after a few years.

      It's $1 more than regular ad-free Hulu, this is a pretty good deal, even considering the fact that Hulu will be losing NBC after a few years.

      2 votes
    2. moocow1452
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      Edit: I messed up, it's the ad supported model. Meaning it's probably a better deal to get the $70 yearly, and go month for month on Hulu.

      Edit: I messed up, it's the ad supported model. Meaning it's probably a better deal to get the $70 yearly, and go month for month on Hulu.

  3. TurdFerguson
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    Pretty smart. No brainer to switch to this if you already have Hulu Plus without ads. Then, they will slowly increase the price point once everyone has switched to this. Then you get used to...

    Pretty smart. No brainer to switch to this if you already have Hulu Plus without ads. Then, they will slowly increase the price point once everyone has switched to this. Then you get used to having Disney and ESPN and then don't want to go back to just Hulu so you pay it.

    4 votes
  4. deknalis
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    I don't think it would work logistically, too many variables, but I do really wish there was a restriction to obvious loss leader pricing like this from corporations who can take the hit to smoke...

    I don't think it would work logistically, too many variables, but I do really wish there was a restriction to obvious loss leader pricing like this from corporations who can take the hit to smoke out competition.

    3 votes