Hulu’s SVP of Originals Craig Erwich announced during his opening remarks of his speech at the Television Critics Association, that Disney+ will be available through Hulu, as a add-on, similar to how it offers Live TV and premium services such as Starz, HBO and CBS All Access.
Not much else was confirmed during the event, as Craig Erwich wasn’t answering any questions. With Disney+ not launching until November, more details will no doubt be revealed nearer the time.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has previously announced that they are planning on offering bundles of their streaming services, Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+. Eventually they want to have one billing system for all three streaming platforms, so are working on bringing Hulu’s in line with ESPN+. This might make using Disney+ With Hulu easier than how the system currently works with other premium add-on’s, since they have to be purchased through Hulu.
Offering Disney+ through Hulu would increase the brands awareness, as they have millions of subscribers already. It would also help get around some technical issues of getting a Disney+ app installed on their devices.
Now that Disney has full control of Hulu, it means they are able to make changes like this without asking other companies like Comcast for permission.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.