It has been known for some time that a combined Disney+ and Hulu will be coming in the not so distant future. Now more is known about the timeline of when this combined app will be arriving for streamers with subscriptions to both of the streaming services. During an earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger gave an update on when this new version of the app will be arriving. The beta version of the combined app will be released in December, Iger shared.
“We remain on track to roll out a more unified one-app experience domestically, making extensive general entertainment content available to bundle subscribers via Disney+,” Iger said on the call. This comes as Disney and Comcast are working on a deal for Disney to purchase the remaining stake of Hulu to gain complete control of the streaming service.
While the beta version of the Disney+/Hulu will be launching in December for subscribers of the bundle of Disney+ and Hulu, the official launch will be in spring 2024 (late March). This will give parents time to set up parental controls, Iger shared. This is important as Disney+ customers will also be able to access adult-oriented Hulu content as well. Disney expects that Hulu being on Disney+ will result in increased engagement, greater ad revenue, reduced customer-acquisition costs and lower churn.
The bundled version of Disney+ and Hulu with ads is available for $9.99 per month or $19.99 per month without ads. Currently, however, customers must use two apps to stream from both apps.
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