Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Disney+ subscribers will be able to keep any content that is downloaded even if it’s removed from the platform.
This appears to be incorrect, according to a Disney spokesperson, certain titles on the streaming service will be pulled from the library due to licensing agreements, meaning that it will be unavailable to subscribers even if they had previously downloaded the file.
“Disney content — except that with pre-existing licensing agreements — will remain on the service and will not leave. If you download it, it’s yours to watch for as long as you have a subscription.”
According to a report from Bloomberg, due to earlier contracts between Disney and fellow streaming competitor Netflix, some titles — “every movie released between January 2016 and December 2018” – will reportedly return to Netflix beginning around 2026.