Verizon today announced that it will be offering its customers a one-year Disney+ subscription for free. The move likely stems from Apple’s own promotional offer in which it is offering new iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV owners a free Apple TV+ subscription for a year.
Verizon is offering free Disney+ subscription to all its new and existing subscribers. It is also extending the offer to its Fios Home Internet and 5G Home Internet customers.
In tandem with the Disney+ November 12 launch, Verizon will become the exclusive wireless carrier to offer 12 months of Disney+ to all new and existing 4G LTE and 5G unlimited wireless customers. Verizon will also offer 12 months of Disney+ to its new Fios Home Internet and 5G Home Internet customers.
This roughly translates into a saving of 84$ or more for existing Verizon subscribers. And if you recently purchased a new iPhone and are eligible for a free Apple TV+ subscription, you are looking at a total savings of $144.
Apple TV+ is scheduled to launch on November 1st for $4.99/month while Disney+ will launch on November 12 for $6.99/month. It was widely expected that Apple TV+ will cost more than Disney+ but Apple surprised everyone by pricing its streaming service very competitively.
Disney+ will have a wider and more expansive content library than Apple TV+, but Apple has managed to woo in millions of subscribers for its TV streaming service by offering it for free to new customers iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.