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Disney Partners with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku, & Sony to Distribute Disney+

Jason Gurwin

Disney announced today that they have global distribution agreements in place with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku, and Sony. The deals will give consumers the ability to subscribe to Disney+ directly via in-app purchase on iOS, Android, Xbox, PS4, Roku, Android TV, and Apple TV devices.

Supported Devices
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Roku & Roku TV
  • Android TV
  • Xbox
  • PS4
  • iPhone & iPod Touch
  • iPad
  • Android Phones

As part of the partnership with Apple, Disney+ will not only support in-app purchase, but will also be fully integrated in Apple’s TV App at launch. Once notable missing name is Amazon, who we are still awaiting word whether their Fire TV device will be available as a platform at launch.

Disney+ will launch their streaming service on November 12th at just $6.99 a month, nearly half the price of Netflix ($12.99). Starting with the 2019 theatrical slate, all Disney/Pixar/Marvel/Star Wars films will become exclusive to Disney+ meaning movies like the live-action versions of Aladdin, The Lion King, Captain Marvel, and Avengers: Endgame will only be available to stream on Disney+.

The company also announced an original slate including a 10-episode Star Wars series from Jon Favreau which will be available at launch in November. 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. Previously, many of those new releases and library films would have gone to Netflix as part of a distribution deal that started in 2016.

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