Disney Plus Streaming Service Will Take on Netflix

Disney Plus Streaming Service Will Take on Netflix

Disney has officially unveiled its Disney+ streaming service.

There's been a lot of speculation about the service, but it's been confirmed to be released in America on November 12 and will only cost $6.99 (£5.34) per month. In its first year, Disney+ will launch more than 10 original movies and 25 original series and offer a library of 7,500 episodes of television as well as over 500 film titles, including recent and classic movies.

The stars of the three big Marvel shows announced last night all had wonderful reactions to their new projects-except for Sebastian Stan's "Ok." and Anthony Mackie not posting a thing, which, I argue, is the most on-brand either of them have ever been.

Disney's executives introduced the world to Disney+ and exclusive new content on the service, including its "Star Wars" series, "The Mandalorian".


It is expected that Disney+ will roll out through all major regions of the world within the next two years. Today is Investor Day 2019 for Disney shareholders and we've received an avalanche of new titles coming to the streaming platform, including the live-action Lady and the Tramp, a Toy Story Forky Spin-Off, and a Jeff Goldblum show, to name a few.

The Walt Disney Animation Studios will be releasing a documentary series titled "Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2", which will explore the making of one of the most highly anticipated Disney films of all time. In addition, there will be original programming including a show based on Disney's successful High School Musical franchise and another one based on Monster Inc.

A number of new Marvel and Star Wars shows will also be on offer, as detailed below.

Disney is hoping to undercut Netflix by charging less ($6.99 per month compared to Netflix's USA starting price of $8.99), though it's now unclear how these prices will translate in the UK. Paull said the service could reach 95% of its entire audience at launch.


Disney+ will be ad-free, supported exclusively by subscription fees, and available on as many platforms as possible: from disneyplus.com to smart TVs, connected streaming devices including Roku and PS4, and include offline viewing. Like the original comic, the animated series will be an anthology.

Remember when Apple held a huge event for its various services, including TV and movies, and ended up giving us no detail? Disney already has a kid-focused streaming service called Disney Life, which is likely to close as Disney+ becomes available in each territory.

Shown during a presentation on the service by Disney, the company appears to be planning to bring Disney+ to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.


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