In the world of content streaming, there are three major players: Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. Each of these streaming services offer unique features that attempt to differentiate itself from the competition. On December 27th, Hulu announced a major move that may sway potential users to its platform.
Hulu and Walt Disney Studios reached an agreement that will grant Hulu exclusive rights to various theatrical feature films from Disney’s library of blockbuster movies. The multi-year deal grants Hulu sole possession and video on-demand rights to a collection of hit films.
Films like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mulan, Pocahontas and other Disney classics are all available to stream right now. Other films like Con Air, Gone in 60 Seconds, Pearl Harbor and other titles will become available to stream over the coming months.
This move is major for Hulu because prior to the agreement, Hulu was known primarily for its television options. If users wanted to watch a feature length film, Hulu wasn’t really the option to choose. This move may signify that Hulu is getting serious about upping the content it provides to its subscribers. Either way, it appears Hulu may be the service to go to for Disney classics.