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Technology Disney reaches deal with Amazon to put Disney+ on Fire TV devices

00:20  08 november  2019
00:20  08 november  2019 Source:   theverge.com

Disney+ may not be on Fire TV due to an reported ad dispute

  Disney+ may not be on Fire TV due to an reported ad dispute When Disneyconfirmed all the platforms on which you'll be able to stream Disney+, there was a notable omission: Amazon'sFire TV ecosystem. It seems the companies are tussling over terms for not just Disney+, but apps for the likes of ESPN+ and Disney Channel. Amazon reportedly wants a large percentage of ad space on Disney's apps, which the entertainment giant has opposed. The two sides might be able to resolve the issue, but if not, Disney'sAmazon reportedly wants a large percentage of ad space on Disney's apps, which the entertainment giant has opposed. The two sides might be able to resolve the issue, but if not, Disney's apps could disappear from Fire TV, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Disney+ will be available on Amazon ’s Fire TV hardware after all. The two companies reached an agreement after an advertising dispute That means that Disney+ will be coming to Fire TV devices — and that existing Disney apps will be allowed to stick around on Amazon ’s streaming platform, too.

Amazon .com Inc. has reached a deal with Walt Disney Co. to carry the Disney+ streaming-video service on Fire TV devices , according to people familiar with the matter. The two companies had been at loggerheads over terms for carrying Disney ’s apps on Amazon ’s Fire TV devices

Disney+ will be available on Amazon Fire TV devices for the November 12th launch after all, according to The Wall Street Journal, following a WSJ report last month that said the streaming service may not be available on Amazon products due to a disagreement over advertising.

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CEO Bob Iger announced the news on Disney’s fourth quarter earnings call, alongside news that Disney+ will also be available on LG and Samsung smart TVs. “We’re pleased to announce partnerships with Amazon Fire [TV], LG, and Samsung devices.”

Per the WSJ’s original report, the fight over Disney+ on Fire TV was due to a dispute over advertising rights in Disney’s apps, including those for ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel. It’s not clear whether Disney agreed to Amazon’s terms, but the two companies have come to some sort of agreement. That means that Disney+ will be coming to Fire TV devices — and that existing Disney apps will be allowed to stick around on Amazon’s streaming platform, too.

Whatever the terms, though, having Amazon on board is a big win for Disney heading into the launch of Disney+ on November 12th. Amazon’s Fire TV platform is the one of the two largest streaming platform in the world (along with Roku), which is a lot of potential customers that Disney’s hoping will sign up for the new service.

Disney+ finally got the missing feature that was driving everyone crazy .
The Disney+ launch wasn’t without issue, but the early access problems didn’t stop more than 10 million customers from subscribing. At just $6.99 per month, Disney+ is probably a must-have streaming service in any household, given the massive amount of great content that it offers. However, subscribers quickly discovered an annoying flaw with Disney+, as the app lacked a few features that every streaming app should ship with, including a simple feature that makes streaming so much better: Continue Watching. Disney promised a fix, and it looks like the feature is finally rolling out beginning today.

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