Verizon Plus Play will combine customer subscriptions for Netflix, Peloton, Disney Plus and others

Verizon announced on Thursday that it is launching a new platform in partnership with Netflix, Peloton, Disney Plus and other streamers as a hub for customers to “discover, buy and manage some of their favorite subscriptions.” Called Plus Play, the platform will launch with a select group of customers and brands later this month, with a broader launch later this year, the company said in a press release.

Plus Play will centralize streaming subscriptions at no extra cost to Verizon subscribers. Plus Play will allow Verizon customers to manage subscriptions on a variety of devices and provide information on content service deals, such as the Disney Plus / Hulu / ESPN Plus discount and other promotional offers. However, with Verizon and other service providers, you’ll want to keep an eye on the fine print. Sometimes signing up for a discount automatically involves data collectors, such as Custom Experience Plus, which tracks location data, who you’re calling, and what websites you’re visiting.

The company said in a news release that as more streaming platforms launch in different areas of content – such as games, music and news – it is becoming difficult for customers to know what they have, what may be available to them and whether they receive the best value of your subscriptions.

Also during its Investor’s Day event on Thursday, Verizon announced a partnership with the parent company of Facebook Meta, which will explore how companies can collaborate in a future metaverse. The partnership will look at ways to use Verizon’s 5G network with Meta technology “to understand the basic requirements for meta-universal applications.”

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has built the key universe initiative for the company, formerly known as Facebook.