Disney Plus’ European Launch Moved Up by a Week, Service Will Be Now Be Available March 24
Today is a good day for European Disney+ fans who have haven’t been able to watch the streaming service. The company announced that Disney+ will be available in Europe a week early on March 24 instead of March 31 as previously announced. Disney didn’t give a reason why the date changed.
Disney+ will launch in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland on March 24, with more Western Europe markets — including Belgium, the Nordics and Portugal — getting access in summer 2020. Pricing has been set at £5.99/€6.99 per month or £59.99/€69.99 for an annual subscription.
At launch, European consumers will have access to all the originals the U.S. market has, including “The Mandalorian,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Encore!,” “Diary of a Future President” and “The Imagineering Story.”
Like U.S. viewers, European viewers will also have up to four simultaneous streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices, they’ll be be able to set up to seven different profiles and make use of the Kids Mode feature.
Disney+ launched in the U.S. on Nov. 12 and then in Australia and New Zealand on Nov. 19. In the States, the streaming service is priced at 6.99 per month ($70 per year). The service can be bundled with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 a month (a $5/month savings) and Verizon Wireless Unlimited subscribers were eligible to get the first year if their service for free.