Disney+: What You Need To Know
The Walt Disney Company has certainly come a long way since it was originally founded almost 100 years ago by brothers Roy O. Disney and Walt Disney. Back then, it was known as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. It was not until 1986 that the name officially changed to The Walt Disney Company and now their reach seems unlimited. With its continued success at the box office with its films, hundreds of thousands of visitors every year to its theme parks and merchandising that people can’t get enough of, Disney is one of those iconic companies that continues to innovate and excite.
A new Disney service: Disney Plus
While Disney may have already cemented its place in history, this is a company that also constantly looks to the future, which is showcased by their new Disney streaming service, known as Disney+. This is big news in the industry because it means that there is going to be another player vying for streaming supremacy against the likes of Amazon and Netflix. It also means we are going to be getting a lot more from Mickey Mouse corp and its subsidiaries LucasFilms and Marvel, which is definitely something to get excited about. There have already been announcements about some Disney shows in the pipeline. This includes a Tom Hiddleston fronted Marvel show, as well as a new Star Wars series produced by Jon Favreau.
When can you enjoy Disney+?
You’re probably wanting to know when you are going to be able to make the most of this Disney service. The Disney Plus release date is Tuesday 12th November 2019 in the USA, Netherlands, and Canada. The Disney Plus launch date for New Zealand and Australia is a week later, on Tuesday 19th November. The company does not only plan to hit these territories. It has announced that it will be available in the United Kingdom too, although a date has not been provided yet.
So, how do you make the most of Disney Plus? Well, the Disney App for streaming is going to be available via a number of different platforms. This includes Xbox One, Sony TVs, PS4, Roku sticks and TVs, Google Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices, Android phones and TVs, and iOS devices and Apple TV.
How much is Disney+ going to cost?
Disney has announced that it is going to cost $69.99 per year for users in the United States. There is also a monthly option available. This works out slightly more expensive overall. However, at just $6.99 it is more manageable for those who would prefer this option.
One thing is for certain: fans are now being spoilt for choice with the variety of streaming platforms that are available today. If choosing between Amazon Prime and Netflix was not hard enough, we’ve now got Disney+ in the mix too. Will you be trying out this streaming service and watching the new Marvel shows and Star Wars series? I know we will!
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