Just when you thought Disney would start getting more exclusive with digital distribution of their content, we now hear that Avengers: Infinity War will start streaming on Netflix Dec. 25.
Why does this come at a bit of a surprise? Disney is launching their own streaming service called Disney+ that will compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime. Last summer, the company announced they would be pulling titles from Netflix to stream on their own movie and TV service. It was expected that less Disney movies would show up on Netflix, not more.
The now-named service, Disney+, will launch late 2019 and according to Disney showcase two new live-action Star Wars series. Other Disney titles in the same genre already on Netflix include Black Panther (2018), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016).
Unfortunately none of the Disney titles are available on Netflix in Ultra HD, and we don’t expect ‘Infinity War’ to be either. The only way to watch the film in 4k is on services like FandangoNow and Vudu (iTunes and Google Play excluded).
Avengers: Infinity War is praised by Marvel fans as the most epic Avengers film to date, with a cliffhanger that’s bound to break more box office records when yet-to-be-titled fourth installment of the franchise premieres next year (currently slated for May 3, 2019).