Bob Iger, Disney CEO, hinted that Disney + movies and series saved offline would not be removed even if they left the catalog. The company cleared the mess: some titles will actually leave the service, going to Netflix in a few years; when this happens, you will not be able to access them on a device even if they are already downloaded.
A Disney representative explains to the The Verge that Disney + titles will be available for download only as long as they remain in the catalog. If a series or movie leaves the service, it cannot be downloaded, and previous downloads will not work. It is a policy similar to Netflix.
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During an event held by Vanity Fair, the CEO received the following question: will Disney + titles remain in the catalog or leave without notice? (You can watch it here starting at 25:00.) He replied that “practically the entire library [da Disney] is on Disney + and will be available ”.
However, “there are some obstacles to old agreements that we closed before, preventing some [títulos] initially available, and will make some – very, very few – leave for short periods ”. This is a reference to the contract with Netflix, which will have exclusivity on movies like Avengers: Infinity War and Captain America: Civil War from 2026.
“But in general, almost everything is there,” said Iger. “And if you’re a subscriber, you can download it and put it on a device, and it will remain on that device as long as you keep the subscription.”
THE CNET interpreted this with the following title: “Disney + will allow you to keep your downloads even if the titles leave the service”. However, the article itself mentions that some Disney films will not be out of the catalog for six years. (The text has been updated with a new title.)
Disney confirms that Iger’s lines were misinterpreted. He meant the following: if a title leaves the Disney + catalog, it cannot be accessed by those who previously downloaded it. However, this will take time to happen with the new streaming service; in the meantime, everything you download will be available offline – as long as you keep subscribing.
With information: The Verge.