Disney reveals Disney+ bundle with Hulu, ESPN+ for $12.99

Posted at 3:32 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 15:29:37-04

(KGTV) — The streaming wars seem to just be beginning. With a new option in the mix, users will have yet another service — and price point — to consider.

Disney announced Tuesday the roll out of its Disney Plus service will feature a bundle with Hulu and ESPN Plus services. The price point: $12.99.

By comparison, the solo Disney Plus service will run users $7 a month. Hulu alone costs $6 and ESPN Plus runs $5. In total, users of all three will save $5. The package will launch on Nov. 12, the same day the Disney Plus service launches.

The bundle also is poses strong competition to Netflix's services. Netflix's standard tier plan runs $12.99 a month.

This year, Disney gained control of Hulu with its purchase of Fox's entertainment businesses. As consumers continue to cut the cord, and Disney loses revenue from ESPN and its cable channels, the pricing bundle represents a new avenue for Disney to boost its profile.

Disney Plus is promising more than 500 movie titles and 7,500 episodes of programming in its first year, including Disney classic films, new releases, and streaming-only content surrounding Marvel Studios and "Star Wars" properties.

Several more streaming options are also in the works to compete with Disney, including HBO Max and NBC Universal.