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Technology Disney+ has Netflix’s most annoying feature… but you can actually disable it

15:45  17 december  2019
15:45  17 december  2019 Source:   bgr.com

Disney+ just unveiled a secret weapon in its fight against Netflix

  Disney+ just unveiled a secret weapon in its fight against Netflix Most of the attention and excitement thus far around the imminent launch of Disney's new streaming service Disney+, which launches November 12, has to do with the massive pile of content that will be available as well as all the impressive sign-up deals that have been rolled out. We mentioned the latest such deal just this morning, in fact -- an offer from Verizon that will give every unlimited customer one year of Disney+ for free. Meanwhile,Meanwhile, speaking at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit on Tuesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger disclosed yet another feature of the service that serves as one more reason to sign up for it. And it’s a feature that also strikes a direct blow at Netflix.

Disney+ has the same feature , but you can actually disable it across all apps and devices in a matter of seconds! So, if someone else who shares your login wants to disable background video, he or she will have to disable it separately or you can do it for them by selecting the appropriate profile

In other words, Netflix vs Disney+ isn't an either/or proposition. The two can and will coexist—offering up very different content—alongside many You might have to spend a little more , but you 're getting a bunch of entertainment bang for your buck. The fact that Disney+ is cheaper than Netflix doesn't

It’s impossible to avoid comparisons between Netflix and Disney+, the hot new service that has been packed to the gills from day one with top-tier content. Disney+ topped 10 million subscribers by the end of its first day of availability on November 12th, which is simply astounding, and its first marquee show — The Mandalorian — already has legions of obsessed fans. Disney+ is shockingly affordable at just $6.99 each month or $5.83 per month if you pay annually, and it was home to a whopping 639 different movies and shows right out of the gate (you can see the full list of launch titles right here). It also works on just about every device you can think of. Sure there were some bumps in the road on launch day when people were getting errors while trying to stream, but we’re surprised the entire service didn’t crash under the weight of all those users.

Another way Disney+ beats Netflix: You can disable the most annoying feature

  Another way Disney+ beats Netflix: You can disable the most annoying feature This has been a whirlwind week for Disney+, the immeasurably hot new streaming service launched by Disney this past Tuesday. Well, actually, it is measurable: the service topped 10 million subscribers at the end of its first day of availability on November 12th, which is simply astounding. No, Disney+ didn't have 10 million sign-ups on day one since registrations have been available for months now. The 10 million figure is still remarkable, of course, though it really doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Disney+ is shockingly affordable at just $6.99 each month or $5.

Though Netflix , Amazon, and Hulu are currently the Holy Trinity of streaming services, Disney+ ’s new bundle allows customers can receive Disney+ , ESPN+, and the ad-supported version of Hulu all for .99 a It ’s pretty enticing, especially because it ’s the same cost as Netflix ’ s most popular plan.

Some of Disney ’ s other animated features have also been edited (Dumbo is missing a racially insensitive scene, for example), and Disney+ is If you have time, you can also check out the three-plus-hour trailer Disney put together, which previews pretty much everything on Disney+ (although

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There’s no question whatsoever that Disney+ will be one of the most talked-about streaming services for the foreseeable future. There’s also no question that it’s the hottest new service of 2019, with Apple’s TV+ launch having been lackluster at best. Is it a real competitor to Netflix, though? There are certainly arguments on both sides, and it’s a topic that will continue to be discussed for years to come. In the meantime, there’s at least one way that Disney+ definitely has a leg up: A simple option you’ll find on Disney+ that has haunted Netflix users for years.

In its fight against Netflix, Disney+ has a ton of ammunition. It has nearly all of the blockbuster movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, almost every movie Disney has ever released, almost the entire Star Wars catalog, The Simpsons, NatGeo content, and plenty more. On top of that, high-profile exclusive movies and shows are coming in hot and heavy, with The Mandalorian and Lady and the Tramp already making waves.

Disney Plus is reportedly working on a continuing to watch feature

  Disney Plus is reportedly working on a continuing to watch feature What should've been included at launch seems to be finally on the way.According to ComicBook.com, the Mouse House is planning to add a "continue watching" feature to its new service in the "near feature." Whether that is before the end of 2019 or in early 2020 is currently unknown.

Disney+ will be the biggest competition Netflix has seen since Amazon Prime. Disney 's strategy seems fairly simple, though: Catch Netflix in a At billion, Disney 's debt pile is more than double that of Netflix ' s , but the former is a super conglomerate. If Disney 's movies go through a rough patch

Netflix doesn’t think this is the beginning of a trend, blaming the soft numbers on price increases, a lack But there is more competition nipping at its heels, from planned rivals Apple TV+, HBO Max, and Disney+ Some of Netflix ’ s most popular programming, such as archives of The Office and Friends

But the Disney+ app is also a bright spot for Disney. Netflix’s various apps aren’t bad, of course, but there are definitely some features people really hate that Netflix simply won’t budge on. The biggest one, of course, is the fact that trailers and previews play automatically when you hover over them or visit the page of a movie or show. It’s infuriating, and there’s nothing you can do about it in any of Netflix’s TV apps or mobile apps. Disney+ has the same feature, but you can actually disable it across all apps and devices in a matter of seconds!

Here’s all you need to do: log into your Disney+ account, hover over your avatar in the top-right corner, and head to the “Edit Profiles” page. Click on your profile, and then you’ll see a screen like this:

Click the toggle next to “Background Video” to turn it off, and then click save. That’s it! Note that this setting will only apply to the profile you’ve selected as it’s not universal across all accounts. So, if someone else who shares your login wants to disable background video, he or she will have to disable it separately or you can do it for them by selecting the appropriate profile and disabling the setting.

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Netflix will let you stop those annoying auto previews .
Our long global streaming nightmare is finally over. At long last, Netflix is letting users turn off those annoying previews that automatically play whenever you fire up the app. Some people find this feature helpful. Others not so much. We've heard the feedback loud and clear — members can now control whether or not they see autoplay previews on Netflix. Here's how: https://t.co/6V2gTjEW6HDhttps://t.co/zbz4E8fVab — Netflix US (@netflix) February 6, 2020Netflix said that although some people inexplicably find the previews useful, it gets that many, many others can't stand them.

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