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.S. on November 12, 2019.
The Disney streaming service will cost $7 per month, or $70 per year ($5.83/month). You can bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+ for just $12.99 a month (cheaper than Netflix).
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 8-episode Star Wars spin-off, The Mandalorian which was directed by Jon Favreau.
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.
Disney+ also launched in Canada ($8.99CAD/$90 year) & Netherlands (€6.99 / €70 year) on November 12th and will launch in Australia ($8.99AUD/$90 year) & New Zealand ($9.99NZD/$100 year) on November 19th. The service will expand to Western Europe (UK, Italy, Spain, & Germany) on March 31st, 2020.
While it will launch in Asia and Latin America next year through the end of 2020, an official launch date hasn’t been announced.
We tested Disney+ and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. Disney+ is compatible with most streaming players, gaming consoles, smart TVs, mobile devices, tablets, and smartphones.
You can see a full list of Disney+ supported devices here.
By far the most anticipated series coming to Disney+ is The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star War series. At launch, they will also have High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, based on the Disney Channel film and the docu-series The World According to Jeff Goldblum — in addition to a few others.
While not available immediately, there will be heavy emphasis on Marvel shows for the services. In the next two years, they will be brining shows like The Falcon and the Winter Solider (2020), Loki (2021), WandaVision (2021), Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk.
The service will also be brining additional Star Wars shows like an Obi-Wan Kenobi series, a Cassian Andor series, and a new season of Clone Wars.
For the younger crowd, they are working on a revival of Lizzie McGuire, a show based on Love, Simon, and Monsters at Work based on the Pixar movie Monsters, Inc.
While Disney+ has a deep film library, one of the big draws to the service is that it has every episode of The Simpsons, with Malcolm and the Middle coming soon after launch. They also will have 90’s animated Marvel series like Spiderman and X-Men, as well as Star Wars animated series Clone Wars.
Joining those will be a deep library of shows from Disney Channel like Tangled: The Series, DuckTales, Fancy Nancy, Vamparina, and Phines and Ferb. It will also have Disney Channel classics like That’s So Raven, Hannah Montana, and Even Stevens.
If you’re a fan of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, or Star Wars — Disney+ is a must have. The service includes the entire Disney animated library known as the Disney Vault. This means you and your family can watch movies like Frozen, Moana, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King anytime you want. You can also watch nearly every Pixar film ever made like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Cars, Wall-E, and more.
At launch, the service will have a small selection of films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but that will grow over time. For Star Wars fans, you can stream nearly every Star Wars film from A New Hope through The Force Awakens.
Starting with Captain Marvel, every Disney movie released in theaters will be available on Disney+ about 8 months after it hits theaters. This means that the live-action remake of Dumbo, The Lion King, Aladdin, Avengers: Endgame, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywaler will be coming to the service in early 2020.
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.
There is no better streaming service for kids than Disney+. Not only does it include the entire library of Disney and Pixar animated films, but also many shows from the Disney Channel.
Since the service offer a Kids Mode, your child can have their own profile that only shows content appropriate for them. When you’re traveling, you can even download movies and shows offline to keep your kids occupied on long car rides or flights.
Up to 7 Profiles
Disney+ will allow you up to 7 profiles and a let you choose a unique Disney avatar with each one.
Disney has designed Disney+ with your kids in mind. When you create a profile, you can set it to Kids Mode. This will not only lock down the account to just kid’s friendly content, but create a unique interface of shows and movie recommended for your kids.
Up to 4 Devices
Disney+ can be streamed on up to 4 devices at the same time.
Disney+ is one of the most generous streaming services for offline downloads. Disney+ subscribers have access to unlimited downloads of shows and movies on the Disney+ app to watch offline later on up to 10 mobile or tablet devices.
There are no limits on the number of times a title can be downloaded annually. The number of downloads available at given time is based on the storage space available on your device.
Depending on where you travel to, Disney+ will behave differently. If you go to country that has Disney+, you will see the content catalog in that country. If you go to a country that doesn’t have Disney+, you will only be able to access shows and movies you’ve already downloaded offline.
(Up to 4K UHD)
Like other streaming services, most content will be available in HD. Most new release content will be available with up to 4K Ultra HD video playback in Dolby Vision and HDR10.
Most newer content will be available in Dolby Digital 5.1. Some new releases will also be available with Dolby Atmos.
Disney+ is compatible with these devices:
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast
- Android TV
- Android Phone/Tablet
- Web Browsers
- LG Smart TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Amazon Fire TV
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