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Disney+ no longer offers a free trial, but that’s not a big deal

Disney+ no longer offers a free trial, but that’s not a big deal

When Disney finally launched its Disney+ streaming service late last year, it offered multiple subscription options, including a bundle with Hulu and ESPN+, as well as a free one-week trial period. The free trial is common among streaming services -- Hulu, for example, also has a seven-day trial. Things have changed, however, and new Disney+ customers no longer have that option.

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Disney Plus gets Zenimation short series of relaxing videos

Disney Plus gets Zenimation short series of relaxing videos

Disney has released a new series on its Disney Plus streaming service, one that is filled with nothing but familiar scenes from the company's existing body of work. The only difference? The scenes, collectively called 'Zenimation,' replace the background music, dialogue, and other sounds, replacing them with realistic noises that you can use to relax or play as background noise.

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Hulu update changes focus to Movies and TV, UI, and pairing with Disney+, ESPN+

Hulu update changes focus to Movies and TV, UI, and pairing with Disney+, ESPN+

This week the folks at Hulu announced they'd be releasing an update for platforms from Roku to tvOS (Apple TV, that is). This update will be rolled out to all systems eventually over the next few months, but it'll start with some of the most-used systems. Navigating collections is the most important change, as it follows with rumors of Google's next-generation update to Android TV, with more focus on content, rather than the overarching services that serve said content.

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Percy Jackson author confirms Disney Plus series in the works

Percy Jackson author confirms Disney Plus series in the works

Disney plans to turn the children's book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians into a Disney Plus series, author Rick Riordan has confirmed on Twitter. The project will build upon the movie released in 2013; though the series was never a big theatrical hit, it may find more success as a streaming TV show. According to Riordan, the show's first season will be based on the book "The Lightning Thief."

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Hamilton is coming to Disney+ early: Here’s how to watch

Hamilton is coming to Disney+ early: Here’s how to watch

Hit musical Hamilton will come to Disney+ in July, Disney has confirmed today, adding another reason why it might be worth extending your subscription to the streaming service. It's the original Broadway production of the musical, filmed live onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City.

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Disney Plus is getting a new show based on National Treasure movies

Disney Plus is getting a new show based on National Treasure movies

The National Treasure franchise starring Nicolas Cage will be turned into a Disney Plus movie, according to producer Jerry Bruckheimer. In addition to the series, Bruckheimer also said that there's work underway on a National Treasure 3 movie intended for theaters, indicating that fans can expect a big revival of the aging franchise.

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Quarantine streaming hours might be why your internet’s slow right now

Quarantine streaming hours might be why your internet’s slow right now

We're here at the end of the month in April of 2020, and our internet is going pretty slow. It's a real issue, and it's a bummer, especially now that we're all stuck at home, using the internet almost constantly. Why is our data going slow now, here at the end of the month? Could it be because we're streaming a LOT of media every single day, and our internet provider starts throttling our data speed after we've used a given amount of data for the month? If what Nielson's suggested about the average Netflix use during quarantine in 2020 vs 2019, yes, that's a definite possibility.

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“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is getting an early Disney+ release date

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is getting an early Disney+ release date

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will start streaming much earlier than expected, Disney has announced today, cutting down the waiting time for those currently sheltering at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Starring Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, and Daisy Ridley, among other stars, the movie brings to a close the nine-part Star Wars series.

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Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian trailer – is this like Apocalypse Now?

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian trailer – is this like Apocalypse Now?

Today the folks at Disney+ revealed some key art and a trailer for their upcoming documentary series for The Mandalorian. They've called this documentary Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, and it's a whopping 8 episodes in length. As Abed Nadir noted in Community, sometimes the documentary about the making of a production ends up being better than the production itself - have you ever seen Heart of Darkness?

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Star Wars Disney+ series leaks with Leslye Headland as showrunner

Star Wars Disney+ series leaks with Leslye Headland as showrunner

Disney has yet another Star Wars original TV show in the pipeline, according to a new report. The series is reportedly coming from creator Leslye Headland, the co-creator and showrunner of Netflix original series Russian Doll. Though Disney doesn't have much to say about its new show, sources have surfaced to drop some details.

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Artemis Fowl Disney+ exclusive premiere date is now official

Artemis Fowl Disney+ exclusive premiere date is now official

Video streaming has always been a force to reckon with but so far it has conveniently stayed out of the theater industry's way. Films would become available digitally only after cinemas have profited from them, sometimes even a year after the movie premiered. Thanks to COVID-19, however, things are changing a bit and Disney may be dealing the ailing theater market a heavy blow now that it will be official premiering Artemis Fowl only on Disney+ next month.

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May the 4th Star Wars Disney+ new releases: Clone Wars, Mandalorian

May the 4th Star Wars Disney+ new releases: Clone Wars, Mandalorian

Today we're taking a peek at what Disney+ has in store for Star Wars day, aka May the 4th (be with you). While this wouldn've been a fantastic point at which to premiere new episodes of The Mandalorian, that's not exactly what the team at Disney has in mind. Instead, alongside the final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, they've got a documentary series about The Mandalorian that's basically as long as The Mandalorian itself!

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