Sometimes the most welcome surprises can emerge from the most unlikely of places. Earlier today, when Microsoft rolled out its event for the Microsoft Surface, one of those surprises cropped up. For anyone who’s been waiting for Disney+ to add a native app to Windows, you’re in luck.
During the event, alert viewers caught a point in one of the introductory videos. Specifically, the video featuring the Surface Laptop Studio.
Advance to the 1:47 mark and you’ll see for yourself, Surface tablet user watching “What If…?” However, it’s the subtitle that should catch the most attention. Under the happy video-watcher, the text reads: “Disney+ coming October 5 to the Microsoft Store on Windows.”
That by itself is worth noting, and the Windows 11 reveal only drove the point home. The Disney+ app for the Windows Store was also shown during the original Windows 11 announcement in June. However, they never said whether it was a native app for Windows or using the new Android emulation feature coming to the platform.
Regardless of how it’s happening, Disney+ making a move to a new platform should be welcome. Opening up the potential for new markets will give Disney+ extra reach in the market and potentially convert new subscribers. Disney+ has already been available on Xbox since June, so simplifying that connection even further could be a small coup for Disney+. The service is currently available for Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV and VIZIO Smart TV
It should prove exciting to see where Microsoft and Disney+ go with this. With the streaming market getting increasingly competitive, any edge is an edge worth pursuing.
Disney+ is a new ad-free video 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.K. on March 24th, 2020.
The Disney streaming service will cost £7.99 / month, or £79.99 / year (£6.67 / month).
The app supports 4K streaming, unlimited downloads, 4 simultaneous streams, up to 7 profiles, with hundreds of avatars for your personal profile.
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. New releases like “Toy Story 4”, “The Lion King”, “Aladdin” and classics like “The Little Mermaid” and “Cinderella” will be available to stream.
The company announced original shows and movies that will be available at launch, including the $100 million 8-episode Star Wars spin-off, “The Mandalorian”, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “The World According To Jeff Goldblum,” “Lady and the Tramp,” and “The Imagineering Story.”
You can see the full list of available Disney, Disney Channel, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, Nat Geo shows and movies, or all available Disney Plus content by checking out our Disney+ Streaming Movie List.