Yes, Disney is planning to mix the shows and movies from Disney+ and Hulu in the US. They’re creating something new called “Hulu on Disney Plus.”
But it won’t replace the regular Hulu or Disney apps. Those will still be around on their own.
If you’re signed up for both, you can try out the combined app starting in December 2023. The official launch is set for early spring 2024.
Why are they doing this? Well, Disney+ lost four million subscribers in the first three months of the year. They want to make more money with their streaming services.
The goal is to give people who subscribe to both services a bunch of entertainment on Disney Plus. It’s not making the two services into one app, though. Disney plans to let people watch Disney+ shows on Hulu in the future, but we don’t know when.
Some Hulu shows won’t be on Disney+, and you won’t get the Hulu + Live TV channels on Disney+ either.
We can’t say for sure, but Disney hopes this change will make their streaming services smoother and better for users.
Some users on social media like Reddit and Facebook have voiced concerns that the prices will go up when the new app launches. But, the company said that Disney+ and Hulu, as well as its ESPN+ platform, would also continue to be available as standalone services.
We’ll have to wait and see how people like this change and if it works out for Disney in the long run.