With the “Mandalorian”, Disney is celebrating success on the streaming market. The series has just entered its second season. Image: © Disney
One year after the start of Disney + there is a price increase – and there is a deadline for the subscription renewal at discounted conditions. Potential new customers, however, have less time to think about it.
Disney + celebrated a brilliant start with “
The Mandalorian” – and the streaming service was able to win respectable market shares with its premium in-house production. In its first year, Disney + delivered two seasons of the “Star Wars” spin-off to its subscribers – and kept the audience engaged with a weekly release rhythm.
Some annual subscribers to the streaming service are sure to feel the same way after the season finale of “
The Mandalorian”: Those who do not constantly feel the need to indulge in childhood memories with Aladdin and Arielle or the blockbusters of the “Avengers” – or “Curse of the Karbik” series viewing it for the twelfth time currently finds little reason to call up the streaming service.
Is it worth an annual subscription to Disney +?
With the start of the new “Star” content division on February 23, Disney + is planning to expand its entertainment portfolio, which also entails a price increase. In particular, potential and existing annual subscribers are now wondering whether it is worth booking a twelve-month membership at discounted rates before the price changeover.
After all, a look at the list of contents for “Star” reveals a selection of old camels – and it is questionable whether the new division will actually convince anyone to renew their subscription to Disney +. Just so much about it – a more detailed analysis of the “Star” program will follow in the coming days on DIGITAL FERNSEHEN.
Given the less than overwhelming “Star” program, the announced spin-off series from the “Star Wars” universe and the sequel to “
The Mandalorian” tend to tip the scales anyway.
“Star Wars” is Disney + ‘s great asset
The Book of Boba Fett”, which was skilfully announced in the short epilogue of the season finale of “
The Mandalorian”, another promising extraction from the cult galaxy of “Star Wars” is on the program – but the start of the series is included Disney + not expected until the end of the year.
The exact start dates for the numerous other “Star Wars” spin-offs are still largely unknown.
It should be noted, however, that Disney continues to rely heavily on its “Star Wars” workhorse – this alone reveals the sheer number of announced franchise spin-offs in the real film and animation sectors.
It’s all a matter of taste
For Disney + customers who only subscribe to the streaming service because of a few series hits, a selective booking of monthly memberships could be more sensible than an annual subscription at a special price: Who else does not turn on or in a few Disney films for the children (or their nostalgic inner child) National Geographic nature documentaries come up, may otherwise have little use for the subscription – unless a new crowd puller from the “Star Wars” universe is running.
Anyone who uses Disney + as an all-round family video store will actually have no problem with the price increase.
The new price of around 9 euros a month, which will be charged for new customers after February 22nd, is ultimately not a huge amount. And at least there is the “Star” offer with a few nice film and series titles beyond the sandpit age group.
Existing customers have more time to think about it
The price for new subscribers to Disney + will be € 8.99 per month or € 89.90 per year from February 23rd. For existing subscribers, the price only increases with the first invoice after 08/22/2021.