The launch of Disney+ is just a few weeks away, and the company revealed the premiere dates for foreign markets, as well as which devices will support Disney+ at launch. The new subscription service is the new home for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic content, and Disney already announced several major series and specials that will be available for streaming in the fall. The service is launching on nearly all major mobile and connected TV devices at launch with global distribution agreements in place with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku, and Sony.
Disney+ is scheduled to go live on November 12th, and Disney plans to launch in most major global markets within the first two years. Disney+ will launch in Canada and the Netherlands in tandem with the U.S. on November 12th, priced at $8.99CAD per month (or $89.99 per year) and €6.99 per month (or €69.99 per year), respectively. The following week, Disney+ will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19th, priced at $8.99AUD per month (or $89.99 per year) and $9.99NZD per month (or $99.99 per year), respectively.
At launch, consumers will be able to subscribe to Disney+ directly or via in-app purchase and start streaming from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV if they prefer Apple devices. On Android, users can choose between Android phones, Android TV devices, Google Chromecast, and Chromecast built-in devices. Viewers can also stream through the Xbox One and the PS4, or through Android based Sony TVs and Roku models.
Announced earlier this month, on November 12th, consumers in the U.S. will get the chance to bundle Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for just $12.99. This means they get all of the Disney+ programming, plus live sporting events, sports-themed original series and award-winning sports documentaries from ESPN+; as well as Hulu’s on-demand streaming library.
The other projects coming to Disney+ include “Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2,” “Forky Asks a Question,” “Lamp Life,” “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” “Magic of the Animal Kingdom,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” and “Diary of a Female President.” Other confirmed projects include “Noelle,” “Togo,” “Timmy Failure,” “Stargirl,” and a “Phineas and Ferb Movie.”
Disney also announced that Natalie Portman will Narrate a “Dolphin Reef” documentary, and that Peyton Elizabeth Lee is starring in “Secret Society of Second Born Royals.” Fans of Disney’s animated series can look forward to a new “Chip ‘n’ Dale” show, and a “Flora & Ulysses” movie Adaptation. Disney also confirmed the cast for the upcoming live-action “Lady and the Tramp” movie.
Earlier this week it was reported that Ewan McGregor is in talks for “Kenobi” spinoff for Disney+, that film will join “The Mandalorian” and a new season of “Clone Wars.” Disney is also working on an untitled Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk for the Star Wars Universe.
For Marvel fans, Disney will release “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier”, “WandaVision,” “Loki,” “What-If?,” and “Hawkeye” on Disney+, which connects to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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