Disney had some massive news for streaming fans during their investor/quarterly earnings call today. Bob Iger, Disney CEO, announced that Hulu and Disney+ will become one single streaming app by the end of the year. Hulu content will be available on Disney+ in the US.

Hulu and Disney+ have long been linked because of Disney’s ownership stake in Hulu. Outside of the US, Hulu content has been available as part of Star or other services. But now, the two are merging into one by the end of 2023.

Here’s what Bob Iger said during the call:

“While we will continue to offer Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ as standalone options, this is a logical progression of our [direct-to-consumer] offerings that will provide greater opportunities for advertisers while giving bundle subscribers access to more robust and streamlined content, resulting in greater audience engagement and ultimately leading to a more unified streaming experience,”

ESPN+ will also merge with the two of them to create a singular streaming service. Each app will still be available individually, but this new app will combine content from across the Disney brands.

This is a developing story. We’ll keep you updated as we get more information.


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