Disney+ Review - Streaming Service - Plans, Pricing, TV Shows, Movies, and Release Date

Everything You Need to Know About Disney+

Everything You Need to Know About Disney+

Disney+ is a new ad-free Streaming Service which offers exclusive series and films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. Disney unveiled that their streaming service will debut in the U.S. on November 12, 2019.

The Disney streaming service will cost $6.99 per month, or $70 per year ($5.83/month).

Disney+, which many have dubbed a “Netflix-killer”, will launch in Canada ($8.99CAD/$90 year) & Netherlands (€6.99 / €70 year) on November 12th and Australia ($8.99AUD/$90 year) & New Zealand ($9.99NZD/$100 year) November 19th. The service will continue to expand internationally in Europe, Asia, and Latin America starting early next year and continuing through the end of 2020.

The first year will include 25 new original series, 10+ movies, 7,500 past episodes, 100 recent movies, and 400 library titles including the entire Disney Vault. The company announced 6 original shows and movies that will be available at launch, including the $100 million 10-episode Star Wars spin-off, “The Mandalorian” which was directed by Jon Favreau.

Disney+ Review

Disney+ is compatible with Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV; PS4, Xbox; iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android mobile devices; and computer browsers. As of right now, they haven’t announced support for Amazon Fire TV.


Features

Original Series

Disney will make television series based on their films Monsters Inc. and High School Musical.

There are discussions to bring a return of the Muppets, as well as an original Thor spin-off called Loki starring Tom Hiddleston.

Their most ambitious project though is a $100 million, 10 episodes live-action Star Wars TV series from Iron Man director John Favreau called Star Wars: The Mandalorian. They will also release will be a prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story starring Diego Luna.

Disney confirmed that Marvel’s current original shows on Netflix will stay with the streaming service.

In a surprise announcement, the entire 30-season series of The Simpsons will come to Disney+, while less family friendly shows like Family Guy will remain on Hulu (of which Disney is now the majority owner).

Movies

Starting in March, the company will let their licensing deal with Netflix expire. This means all Disney films starting with Captain Marvel will go on the Disney streaming service. This includes the live-action remake of Dumbo and the next Avengers film.

They will also be making available for the service like live action remakes of Lady and the Tramp and The Sword in the Stone, the Anna Kendrick Christmas comedy Noelle, and Timmy Failure, based on the best-selling books.

The service will also have access to the entire Disney Streaming Library which has traditionally put in the Disney Vault. This means you can watch classic films like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, as well as newer films like Frozen and Moana.


Tech Specs

  • Most content will stream in HD, but we expect some in 4K
  • Content audio will likely be in Stereo & Dolby Digital 5.1
  • You will be able to stream on multiple devices

Up to 4K Ultra HD Video

Like other streaming services, most content will be available in HD. Some content is expected to be available in 4K.

Dolby Digital Audio

The service will likely offer both Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio.

Simultaneous Devices

While it has not yet been finalized, it is expected that you will be able to stream on multiple devices at once.

Their sister-service ESPN+ offers five simultaneous streams.


Device Compatibility

Disney+ will likely be compatible with Apple TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Android TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, Web Browsers, PlayStation, and Xbox.

Disney+ will likely not compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Nintendo, Samsung Smart TV, VIZIO Smart TV, and LG Smart TV.


Disney+ FAQ

When will Disney+ launch?

Disney+ will launch on November 12, 2019.

What is the pricing of Disney+?

The service will cost $6.99 a month, significantly cheaper than Netflix ($13), HBO ($15), Showtime ($11), STARZ ($9), and Amazon Prime Video ($9).

What TV Shows & Movies can I watch on Disney+?

The new Disney streaming service will offer exclusive shows and movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more.

Some original shows include Star Wars: The Mandalorian by Jon Favreau, Rogue One prequel starring Diego Luna, Thor spin-off called Loki, High School Musical, and Monsters Inc.

Disney films like Captain Marvel, live action remakes of Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, & The Sword in the Stone, as well as Noelle starring Anna Kendrick and best-selling novel Timmy Failure.

The Disney streaming service will also have access to the entire Disney Streaming Library which has traditionally put in the Disney Vault. This means you can watch classic films like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, as well as newer films like Frozen and Moana.

What devices can I use to stream Disney+?

Disney+ will likely be compatible with Apple TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Android TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, Web Browsers, PlayStation, and Xbox.

How many devices can I stream simultaneously with Disney+?

You should be able to stream on multiple devices. Disney-owned ESPN+ allows five simultaneous devices.

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