Verizon adds free Hulu and ESPN+ to some unlimited wireless plans

Verizon adds free Hulu and ESPN+ to some unlimited wireless plans

Verizon and Disney introduced this morning that they’re extending and increasing a partnership that provides some Verizon Wireless subscribers entry to Disney’s streaming companies at no addition cost.

The firms introduced final fall that Verizon (which owns TechCrunch) would offer free Disney+ to limitless wi-fi prospects, and on an earnings name in February, Disney’s then-CEO Bob Iger stated that round 20% of Disney+ subscribers got here from Verizon.

More not too long ago, the leisure large stated that Disney+ had greater than 60.5 million subscribers as of August 3.

With at the moment’s announcement, subscribers to Verizon’s Play More and Get More Unlimited wi-fi plans will get free entry to not simply Disney+, but in addition Hulu and ESPN+. (Plus, Apple Music.) Disney usually prices $12.99 when these three streaming companies are bought collectively as The Disney Bundle.

“The addition of The Disney Bundle to our settlement with Verizon reinforces our dedication to offering their subscribers with entry to high-quality leisure from Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+,” stated Disney’s government vice chairman of platform distribution Sean Breen in an announcement. “We are all the time in search of probably the most advantageous methods for shoppers to expertise our content material and we’re happy to work with Verizon in order that they will present their prospects with these interesting new affords.”

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