Verizon and Disney introduced this morning that they’re extending and increasing a partnership that gives some Verizon Wireless subscribers get admission to to Disney’s streaming offerings at no additional rate.
The corporations announced ultimate fall that Verizon (which owns TechCrunch) would be providing free Disney+ to limitless wi-fi clients, and on an profits name in February, Disney’s then-CEO Bob Iger said that around 20% of Disney+ subscribers got here from Verizon.
More recently, the enjoyment massive stated that Disney+ had more than 60.5 million subscribers as of August 3. In comparison, Hulu had 35.5 million subscribers on the give up of its maximum recent sector (June 26), while ESPN+ had eight.Five million subscribers.
With these days’s statement, subscribers to Verizon’s Play More and Get More Unlimited wireless plans gets free get entry to to no longer just Disney+, however also Hulu and ESPN+. (Plus, Apple Music.) Disney generally fees $12.Ninety nine while those three streaming offerings are bought together as The Disney Bundle.
“The addition of The Disney Bundle to our settlement with Verizon reinforces our dedication to imparting their subscribers with get entry to to notable entertainment from Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+,” said Disney’s government vice president of platform distribution Sean Breen in a declaration. “We are continually looking for the maximum wonderful ways for clients to experience our content material and we are thrilled to work with Verizon if you want to provide their customers with these appealing new offers.