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How are College Students Feeling About the New Streaming Service?

On Nov. 12 Disney released their very own streaming service called Disney+. This streaming service includes Disney, Pixar, Disney Channel, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic movies and shows.

“I got it because Disney recently bought Star Wars and I really wanted to binge all of them without buying them,” said Frederick Community College student Charlie Greene. 

“I like how they are bringing back all the older shows that we grew up with,” said Carley Hayden. “But I don’t like how all of the older shows aren’t good quality, and I wish they had more movies than TV shows.” 

Disney+ is an ad-free streaming service and can be used on any type of device including gaming consoles, phones, laptops, tablets, and TVs. According to the Disney+ website, each account can have four screens playing at once with up to seven different profiles.

Two platform exclusive subscriptions are available at $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year.

Although there are no student-specific discounts, this new streaming service is offering a money-saving bundle and special offers for new customers. Disney+ is teaming up with Hulu and ESPN to offer all three services in a bundle for $12.99 per month. 

Verizon is also offering customers with unlimited data plans a free year of Disney+. “I have the year trail with Verizon, but I will have the monthly afterward,” said Greene. 

Another interesting attribute that has gained popularity for the streaming service is its price. Most streaming services in that price range include ads, limited access to content, lower video quality and a limited number of screens. 

“I think the price is good when you think about it, I mean Netflix is so expensive because they have to pay for the rights to the shows and movies. Disney already owns all the content on the app, so 6.99 is amazing.”

“I think the pricing is really reasonable,” said Skylar Boyer. “Now I have millions of movies and shows that I watched 10 years ago at my fingertips.”

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