Disney+ (Disney Plus), the upcoming online streaming platform of Disney, has received a lot of attention from fans since it was announced. This article is going to tell you everything we know about Disney+.
What is Disney Plus?
Disney+ is the upcoming online streaming service provided by Disney Streaming Service (BAMTech) which is a subsidiary of Walt Disney’s Walt Disney Direct-to-consumer and International division.
The platform is designed to focus on film and television content produced by the Walt Disney Company. There are also plans to develop existing and new film and television series, including Marvel and Star Wars series.
Disney +, along with Hulu and ESPN will compete with other online streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO and so on.
Disney Plus launch date
The brand new streaming service, Disney+, will go live on November 12.
On August 8, 2017, Disney announced that it would end its deal with Netflix in 2019 and pull all its movies and television series from Netflix. Then, it will release its own streaming service to go head-to-head in the competition with Netflix.
Will Disney Plus available in your country?
Earlier this year, Disney announced that it would launch Disney+ in the US on November 12. It was also confirmed by the company that Disney+ will be available in Canada and the Netherlands on the same day.
And a week later, on November 19, Disney+ will be released in Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico, too.
As for other countries and regions, it has not yet been announced whether or when it will be launched. However, Disney hopes to expand Disney+ internationally to other places except for the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand in the next two years.
Plan ＆ Price
In addition to the launch date, Disney also announced the subscription plan and price for each country. Disney+ offers both a monthly subscription and an annual subscription package, which are much cheaper than Netflix.
In the US., a monthly subscription costs $6.99 and an annual subscription costs $69.99. A monthly subscription in Canada costs c $8.99 and an annual subscription costs c $89.99.
In the Netherlands, the monthly subscription is 6.99 euros and the annual subscription is 69.99 euros. Disney+ is A$8.99 per month or A$89.99 per year in Australia and NZ$9.99 per month or NZ$99.99 per year in New Zealand.
You can also cost $12.99 a month to get a subscription that bundles Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+.
Moreover, Disney+ is an all-subscription platform with no advertising!
How to stream Disney Plus?
Disney has also reached agreements with other companies to allow users to access Disney+ on various types of devices they use every day.
The APP can be installed on Smart TV, mobile devices, game consoles and other devices. There are no ads and all the content can be accessed offline because it allows downloading. In addition, users can set their own avatars.
You will be able to stream Disney+ on these platforms and products:
- Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV)
- Android phones, Android TV
- Xbox One
- PlayStation 4
Unfortunately, fans outside the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Puerto Rico, and New Zealand won’t be able to access Disney+. Here we recommend you to buy a VPN service so that you can change your IP to one of the above countries. You can also make a comparison of the subscription fee in these countries and choose the cheapest plan. RitaVPN is ready to help you bypass geographical restrictions. Give it a try!
What will be available on Disney Plus?
About 7,000 TV episodes and 500 movies will be available on Disney+, including all Disney animation, movies, and Disney Channel Shows. In addition, it allows users to watch all Marvel series, Pixar animation, and some Fox animation and movies because Disney has acquired Pixar, Marvel Studios, and 20th Century Fox.
We’ve already known that Disney had ended its distribution agreement with Netflix. In the future, you’ll only be able to watch Captain Marvel, Avengers, Aladdin, Toy Story, The Lion King, Frozen, Star Wars and other content from Disney on Disney+.
Disney is also actively producing new content, including new Marvel and Star Wars series.
Disney announced plans to release three independent live-action marvel series — “Loki”, “Falcon and Winter Soldier” and “WandaVision” — on Disney+.
Last year’s critically acclaimed “Love, Simon” will also be adapted into a TV series for Disney+, with screenwriters Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker serving as producers, but no cast has been confirmed.
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The Simpsons will also air exclusively on Disney+, and Disney’s official Instagram account has posted a short video welcoming the Simpson family.