Disney+ ad-supported plan is now obtainable on Roku units
Roku has announced that the ad-supported Disney+ tier, Disney+ Primary, is now obtainable to its customers. When the ad-supported plan launched 4 months, many customers had been surprised to find that it wasn’t accessible on Roku.
On the time, Disney instructed TechCrunch that was nonetheless in talks with Roku about reaching an settlement that fits each events. It was our understanding on the time that the dispute was over an ad-share settlement as, by default, channels must enter an ad revenue split with Roku.
Now, 4 months later, the ad-supported plan is lastly obtainable to all customers of Roku’s streaming units. Disney+ Primary (With Adverts) prices $7.99 a month, whereas Disney+ Premium (No Adverts) prices $10.99 a month.
Disney+ Primary lets viewers stream high-quality video, together with Full HD, HDR10, 4K Extremely HD, Dolby Imaginative and prescient and Expanded Aspect Ratio with IMAX Enhanced. It additionally lets subscribers stream on as much as 4 supported units concurrently. Plus, the advert plan consists of Disney+’s full content material catalog. Adverts on the tier vary from 15 to 30 or 45 seconds lengthy. Disney+ has additionally restricted the total ad load to a mean of 4 minutes of commercials an hour. Preschool content material has zero adverts.
The plan, nonetheless, doesn’t enable for offline viewing or downloads. Different options not included within the Disney+ Primary are GroupWatch, SharePlay and Dolby Atmos. A Disney spokesperson instructed TechCrunch final December that the corporate hopes to assist this sooner or later, however the actual timing is unknown.
Disney+ notes on its support website that after customers have up to date the Disney+ app to the newest model, they may be capable to begin streaming Disney+ Primary on Roku.