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Disney Plus will let you keep your downloads even if titles leave service

by Sean P. Aune | October 24, 2019October 24, 2019 11:25 am EDT

One of the drawbacks of streaming entertainment is that licenses expire and content rotates. Even if you’ve downloaded the content, it will disappear when that license expires.

Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed that Disney Plus is going to take a different approach. Speaking with Vanity Fair about the Disney Plus catalog, Iger said, “But by and large, almost all of it is there. And if you’re a subscriber, you can download it and put it on a device, and it will stay on the device as long as you continue to subscribe.”

“If you wanted to download 10 classic Disney films that may not have all been available at once before, you can do that, basically fill all of your hard drive on one of your devices, and you or your child can watch wherever they are,” he said.

If you’re confused about why anything might leave Disney Plus, the company has pre-existing deals in place that will still need to be honored. Items may disappear over time, but they will eventually return when those contracts expire.

This download policy is making it even tougher for us to ever see the need to purchase a Disney film again. At $6.99 a month, or $69.99, a year, the argument is becoming fairly clear that Disney Plus is the way to go if you’re deeply invested in the company’s properties.

Disney Plus will launch on Nov. 12.



Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing