With Disney revealing more about its new streaming service, here’s everything you need to know about Disney+ including pricing, launch date and more.
Disney has finally revealed new details on Disney+, its streaming service that is a direct competitor to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and others.
The company released the details today on an investor day, finally giving us details we have been waiting on.
When will Disney+ finally release? It’s coming November 12.
And it be an international release with Disney+ going global with a number of regions getting the service early 2020.
Where can you get it?
Disney+ will have its own app that you can download to a tablet, phone or on the web.
Disney is working on getting them on gaming consoles and streaming platforms such as Roku — and will likely have those deals in place come November.
What’s the price?
Disney+ will cost subscribers $6.99 a month or $69.99 annually, which is on par with other streaming services. But consider the content you’re getting with Disney with Star Wars, Marvel, National Geographic, children-focused TV shows and more.
This might actually be a bargain — though like many services, I wouldn’t be surprised if the price eventually goes up.
The service will be entirely funded by subscribers with no ads on the platform.
What about bundling?
Given that Disney owns ESPN — which has a streaming app– and also partially owns Hulu, people want to know if there is a possibility to get a discount with bundling. There is a lot of under the Disney umbrella, so it would make sense.
It will likely bundle the offerings, but there were no details yet.
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What type of shows can we expect?
We already have three new Star Wars TV shows are on the way with The Mandalorian set to premiere with the platform launches. There is also The Clone Wars Season 7 and the Cassian Andor-led (in which Alan Tudyk is back as K-2SO) series, which is not expected until next year.
But beyond Star Wars, there are original Marvel shows in the works as well.
What else do you know?
Disney+ will also have a slew of movies and share items from its vault that haven’t seen the light of day in decades. We can only imagine what that means (Star Wars Holiday Special, anyone?).
It also seems movies will be available immediately after they are out of the theater and the home movie release window is up.
Subscribers can download unlimited content and watch offline as long as they are subscribers.
You can set up multiple profiles for different family members.
Learn more about Disney+ here.
What do you think of Disney’s new streaming offering? Are you going to sign up for it?