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Hope your Roku, Google Chrome, or smart TV has at least one more slot for a new streaming app, Insiders, because Disney is not messing around when it comes to its upcoming service. The Mouse House’s CEO said his company is about a year away from launch, but it’s going to be a heavy hitter when it does arrive.

From Disney CEO Bob Iger:

“Regarding Netflix and our strategy regarding the apps,… we will be launching the Disney app into the market probably in about … a year, sometime [at] the end of calendar 2019,”

Iger also explained that while the Disney app’s primary competitor, Netflix, has an enormous amount of content, Disney is going all in on the quality of its offering:

“For this content we feel that it does not have to have anything close to the volume of what Netflix has because of the value of the brands and the specific value of the programs that will be included on it,”

Iger may not be exaggerating, as Disney will be able to stream content from its own massive library, as well as that of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, ESPN, and soon-to-be-acquired 21st Century Fox. For those keeping score at home, that means Moana, Nemo, Iron Man, Kylo Ren, and Wolverine are all going to be featured front and center in the new Disney service.

How nervous should Netflix be about this?

[via The Street]

5 Responses to “Disney Plans to Destroy Netflix with Upcoming Streaming App”

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    Kone [visitor]

    Not going to happen…. Disney is 100 miles behind. And will need to really do something big time.. And i mean BIG BIG time..
    And at a price every Joe Blow and pick up..
    Even then? If you think Netflix will roll over. Your dreaming..
    Disney has the money. Yes! But that is about it. Unless they put everything they have online. From the last 40 years are so.. Not going to happen…
    Just saying…

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    Ant [visitor]

    Prove it, Disney!