Several streaming services currently allow you to download content to your device, but when the same content leaves the service – your downloads either go with them, or eventually expire.
That won’t happen with the upcoming Disney+ streaming service as Disney chief Bob Iger has revealed at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit this week (via CNET) that Disney+ downloads will remain in place so long as you remain a Disney+ subscriber.
It seems that due to licensing deals struck before Disney locked down its streaming plan, Disney+ will lose some of its titles for periods of time – including popular 2016 through 2018 films heading back onto Netflix in about six years. That said, it won’t be an issue if you download these titles as long as you remain a subscriber. Iger says:
“By and large, almost all of it [our content] is there. And if you’re a subscriber, you can download it and put it on a device, and it will stay on the device as long as you continue to subscribe. If you wanted to download ten classic Disney films that may not have all been available at once before, you can do that, basically fill all of your hard drive on one of your devices, and you or your child can watch wherever they are.”
The Disney+ service launches on November 12th.