Disney and Warner Bros. join forces to offer a streaming bundle including Disney+, Hulu and Max


Walt Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery will offer a bundle of Disney+, Hulu and Max streaming services in the United States starting this summer, the companies announced in a statement Wednesday.

Customers will be able to sign up on one of three individual websites and choose between an ad-free or ad-supported plan. No pricing has been disclosed.

Disney and Warner Bros. are trying to expand their streaming businesses as customers abandon traditional cable packages, in part because many of them balked at having to pay for a large package with dozens of channels.

Disney and Disney+ logo in service
The bundle of Disney+, Hulu and Max streaming services will be available this summer. P.A.

But as the number of streaming apps has exploded, consumers have complained about having to sign up for multiple subscriptions.

The Disney/Warner plan will simplify payment with a single bill and possibly offer a discount on the cost of subscribing to each app separately.

Further details will be announced in the coming weeks, the companies said.

Disney+ offers the company’s animated and live-action films, as well as films and TV shows from Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar. Hulu offers series from FX, ABC and other networks as well as movies.

Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO, HBO and Max Content
Warner Bros’ Max is home to the premium channel HBO. Casey Bloys, chairman and CEO of HBO and Max Content, above. Getty Images

Warner Bros’ Max is home to premium channel HBO as well as HGTV, Food Network, Discovery Channel and other cable networks.

Disney+ and Hulu are already available through one app, meaning customers on the new plan will be able to watch all programming through two apps. Shares of Disney and Warner Bros were flat in after-hours trading.

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