Disney+ Backtracks on Promise Against Featuring Ads

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Disney might have promised an ad-free experience on its upcoming streaming site, but it looks like the Mickey Mouse House has decided to take back its promise.

According to a report by The Verge, Disney+ subscribers are still going to see ads for Starz when they sign-in on the site. Starz owns streaming rights to some of the Mickey Mouse House movies, including major blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The company has an agreement with Starz to run ads on Disney+ because of a deal with Disney that allows Star Wars: The Force Awakens to become available at the launch of the upcoming streaming site.

While this new report might come as an alarm to those considering becoming a Disney+ member, the ad that Disney plans to put in the streaming site isn't supposed to be intrusive. Instead, the Starz ad is a display advertisement set to appear on the Android app and in browsers of the login pages for Disney+ and ESPN+.

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Disney has no plan to show any sort of ads within the service itself.

There's a lot of excitement building up over the Mickey Mouse House's new streaming site. Disney is working on new series to add to its library of content on Disney+, and this includes new projects from both Star Wars and Marvel.

Right now, Lucasfilm is releasing Jon Favreau's Star Wars: The Mandalorian during Disney+'s launch. The site is also working on a couple of other Star Wars series for the site, including the Rogue One prequel series starring Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series promising the return of Ewan McGregor.

Marvel, on the other hand, is preparing a slew of shows for Disney+ including Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Hawkeye, WandaVision, What If...? Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and Ms. Marvel.

Disney+ is set to launch on November 12, 2019.

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