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Disney+ UK Launch Date Confirmed

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GE
thegeek Founding member London London
I was going to try to resist subscribing, because with three small children, pester power means we'll probably be paying for this for many years to come. The prospect of several weeks (or maybe months) of staying in has swung that decision somewhat.

I hope they'll have decent retention deals this time next year!
JO
Joe
I hope they'll have decent retention deals this time next year!

Do these kind of providers do such deals? In my experience it's 'pay your X.XX a month, or don't'.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Joe posted:
I hope they'll have decent retention deals this time next year!

Do these kind of providers do such deals? In my experience it's 'pay your X.XX a month, or don't'.


Now TV do. Just go to cancel your pass and you'll get offered a deal or two.
Amazon sometimes (rarely), and Netflix, well pigs might fly first.
Sky (as in satellite Sky) practically bend over backwards sometimes to keep you and tend to offer a fortune off and then some more if you stay with them for 18 months.
Disney remain to be seen.
IN
Interceptor
Kunst posted:
https://breakingthenews.net/Article/Orange-CEO-seeks-delay-of-Disney+-France-launch/51604975

Gosh Sad


From that article:
Quote:
Speaking in an interview with daily Le Figaro, the head of the French telecom operator stated that the measure would reduce the strain of the internet networks due to the coronavirus pandemic, stressing that the launch is "a matter of concern." Home internet users "must use WiFi" for the same reason , Richard suggested to Orange's customers.

Why are they so keen on use of Wifi? Or are they saying users should use their fixed home connections rather than cellular 3/4/5G?
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Kunst posted:
https://breakingthenews.net/Article/Orange-CEO-seeks-delay-of-Disney+-France-launch/51604975

Gosh Sad


From that article:
Quote:
Speaking in an interview with daily Le Figaro, the head of the French telecom operator stated that the measure would reduce the strain of the internet networks due to the coronavirus pandemic, stressing that the launch is "a matter of concern." Home internet users "must use WiFi" for the same reason , Richard suggested to Orange's customers.

Why are they so keen on use of Wifi? Or are they saying users should use their fixed home connections rather than cellular 3/4/5G?


Technically it all goes through the same channels anyway. Even mobile internet is just a gateway onto the same networks and connections that your home broadband goes through, the only difference being it's done wirelessly over the mobile phone network.

I presume they mean that home internet will have more bandwidth available as opposed to squirting God only know how much data over the mobile phone network, so the preference is for home wifi. Perhaps they think the launch of the service over mobile data is going to overwhelm the networks?
JO
Joe
[quote:0869800598="Neil Jones" pid="1218674"][quote:0869800598="Joe" pid="1218670"][quote:0869800598="thegeek" pid="1218543"]I hope they'll have decent retention deals this time next year![/quote:0869800598]
Do these kind of providers do such deals? In my experience it's 'pay your X.XX a month, or don't'.[/quote:0869800598]

Now TV do. Just go to cancel your pass and you'll get offered a deal or two.
Amazon sometimes (rarely), and Netflix, well pigs might fly first.
Sky (as in satellite Sky) practically bend over backwards sometimes to keep you and tend to offer a fortune off and then some more if you stay with them for 18 months.
Disney remain to be seen.[/quote:0869800598]
I was specifically referring to these single product streaming subscription services, Netflix, ITV, Hulu et al – and I’d include Disney in that. When the price is so low and they have a single revenue stream, I shouldn’t think they’d be worried about keeping you on at reduced price.
IN
Interceptor
Kunst posted:
https://breakingthenews.net/Article/Orange-CEO-seeks-delay-of-Disney+-France-launch/51604975

Gosh Sad


From that article:
Quote:
Speaking in an interview with daily Le Figaro, the head of the French telecom operator stated that the measure would reduce the strain of the internet networks due to the coronavirus pandemic, stressing that the launch is "a matter of concern." Home internet users "must use WiFi" for the same reason , Richard suggested to Orange's customers.

Why are they so keen on use of Wifi? Or are they saying users should use their fixed home connections rather than cellular 3/4/5G?


Technically it all goes through the same channels anyway. Even mobile internet is just a gateway onto the same networks and connections that your home broadband goes through, the only difference being it's done wirelessly over the mobile phone network.

I presume they mean that home internet will have more bandwidth available as opposed to squirting God only know how much data over the mobile phone network, so the preference is for home wifi. Perhaps they think the launch of the service over mobile data is going to overwhelm the networks?

It's just that it's a clumsy way of asking for use of home connections rather than cellular - it implies that devices connected to the router by wire should not be used - but connecting via a hotspot or MiFi device is fine.
JA
jay Founding member London London
So do we think this will become available from midnight tonight, or a launch sometime tomorrow morning?
jay
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
The countdown on the website seems to imply it starts at 1am, unless that's just when the £49.99 offer expires?
JA
jay Founding member London London
Just answered my own question.. going to Disneyplus.com and logging in on my iPad takes me straight to the content homepage and I can start streaming.
jay
AG
AxG Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Mine just says to download the app from the App Store, which is currently unavailable.

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