Disney+ to launch in November on almost every major platform

Disney+ to launch in November on almost every major platform

Disney’s VOD service aims to compete with Netflix in original content.

Disney has announced that its much anticipated Disney+ subscription video-on-demand service will launch on almost every major streaming platform, beginning in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands on Nov. 12.

Users of Apple TV and iOS, GoogleChromecast, Android, Android TV, Sony PlayStation 4, Roku, and Microsoft’s Xbox One will all be able to access the service via subscription or in-app purchases. 

The key absentee among the listed platforms is Amazon’s Fire TV, although Disney stated it expects to bring further distributors aboard ahead of the launch date. 

Disney+ is the company’s attempt to take on the likes of Netflix, Apple, and Amazon, producing original content through the Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar brands. It will also feature rebooted content from well known Fox franchises such as Home Alone, Night at the Museum, and Cheaper by the Dozen. 

In the US, Disney+ will cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. The service will be launched in Canada and the Netherlands the same day, with Australia and New Zealand following a week later. “Most major global markets” are expected to follow within two years, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger. 

US customers will also be able to purchase a package including Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu for $15 per month beginning Nov. 12.

 

2019-08-20T22:20:16+00:00

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