When Disney+ launches on Nov. 12, Verizon’s unlimited wireless and in-home internet subscribers will get a year of the service free of charge.
The provider will give both 4G LTE and 5G unlimited subscribers along with new Fios Home Internet and 5G Home Internet customers access to the service. Verizon subscribers will be able to use Disney+ on their mobile devices, along with connected TV devices including gaming consoles, streaming media players and smart TVs.
“Giving Verizon customers an unprecedented offer and access to Disney+ on the platform of their choice is yet another example of our commitment to provide the best premium content available through key partnerships on behalf of our customers,” said Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg in a statement. “Our work with Disney extends beyond Disney+ as we bring the power of 5G Ultra Wideband technology to the entertainment industry through exciting initiatives with Disney Innovation Studios and in the parks.”
“The launch of Disney+ kicks off a new era of streaming for The Walt Disney Company, bringing nearly a century’s worth of content from our iconic studios to consumers directly,” said Kevin Mayer, chairman of Disney’s direct-to-consumer and international business, in a statement. “We’re excited to share this moment with Verizon and bring Disney+ to the millions of customers across its award-winning wireless network.”
The Disney+ deal is not the only third-party video service agreement Verizon has in place. The operator also sells YouTube TV directly to its wireless and broadband subscribers. Subscribers to pick up Verizon’s 5G in-home service get either a free month of YouTube TV or a free Apple TV or Google Chromecast Ultra.
Verizon isn’t the only wireless provider that throws in a subscription video service for its subscribers. T-Mobile gives its subscribers free access to Netflix and Sprint throws in Hulu for its unlimited subscribers.