Starting this week, new Amazon Music Unlimited customers in the US and Canada can receive six months of Disney Plus at no additional cost. Existing Amazon Music Unlimited customers will receive three months of Disney Plus.
Amazon Music customers can visit this link to take advantage of the free Disney Plus offer. According to the companies, current Disney Plus subscribers are not eligible for the limited-time promotion.
Amazon Music Unlimited, which has over 75 million songs and curated playlists and stations, costs $ 7.99 / month for Prime members and $ 9.99 / month for everyone else. Disney Plus regularly costs $ 7.99 / month in the US and CAD $ 11.99 in Canada (after a price increase this spring).
For Disney, the promotional pact with Amazon comes after Disney Plus attracted 8.7 million customers in the first three months of the year, below analysts’ expectations. The Mouse House reported 103.6 million subscribers for its flagship direct-to-consumer package as of April 3, about a year and a half after the initial launch. Disney also has a distribution agreement with Verizon, which currently offers the Disney streaming package (Disney Plus, Hulu, ESPN Plus) for no additional charges for customers on select unlimited wireless plans.
Likewise, Amazon is looking to attract more paying customers for its music streaming service, which primarily competes with Spotify and Apple Music. In January 2020, Amazon Music announced to have exceeded 55 million users worldwide, including Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers.
In announcing the promo, Amazon Music named recent Disney Plus premieres as Disney / Pixar’s “Luca” and Marvel series “Loki” and noted upcoming series including “Monsters at Work” (July 7) and “Turner & Hooch” (July 21).
Disney Plus is the broadcast house for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic films and shows, as well as full seasons of “The Simpsons” and original series like “The Mandalorian,” “The Falcon and the Winter Solider ”and“ WandaVision. ” In some international markets, Disney Plus is integrated with the media conglomerate’s new general entertainment content brand, Star.