Verizon customers are getting a holiday gift a little early. Customers with the carrier's Unlimited plan will receive 12 months of Disney Plus for free starting Nov. 12, the launch date for the streaming service. After the promotional period, the subscription for the new streaming service will jump up to $6.99.
Customers must enroll in Unlimited before June 1, 2020, to receive the free year.
Disney Plus is seeking Netflix's crown. Disney plans to bring over its large catalog of family-friendly movies along with those from the other studios and properties it owns. This includes all the Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar movies. Disney also owns Fox TV shows such as The Simpsons and Malcolm in the Middle, and the company is also developing new series based on its Marvel and Star Wars properties such as The Mandalorian, WandaVision and Falcon and Winter Soldier.
Verizon Unlimited plans start at $70 for a single line after discounts and before taxes and fees. The company is also offering a year of Disney Plus to new customers of its Fios Home or 5G Home internet services.