Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+ is on the way and us probably one of the more anticipated streaming platforms of late. Debuting on November 12th, the company is now sharing more about what it will be capable of. We already knew that every season of The Simpsons and Disney’s entire movie lineup, as well as new original series like the Mandalorian. While we knew Disney was planning to bring Disney+ to “your favourite” phones, laptops, tabs, smart TVs and gaming consoles, they had only named Roku and Sony’s PS4.
Now they’ve announced that it will support iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV, Google Chromecast and Xbox One at launch. This comes as no surprise, because their biggest competitor, Netflix, is already on all these platforms. To add on to that, Disney+ will be available $6.99 per month, or can be included in a $12.99 bundle that includes Hulu and ESPN+. And this will be attractive, because it’s the exact pricing of Netflix’s standard plan. How could you compete with the behemoth that is Disney, who owns so many properties and entertainment platforms?
However, don’t get too excited yet. There’s been no word on when Malaysia will be getting Disney+, while the US is confirmed for a November 12th launch. But don’t fret, because it will also be available in Canada and Netherlands for a monthly fee of 8.99 CAD and €6.99, respectively. It is also set to launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19th for 8.99 AUD and 9.99 NZD respectively.
So at least we know they’re planning to get it out globally as soon as possible, as the company has already said they’re expecting to be live in “most major global markets within the first two years.” Hopefully, this comes sooner rather than later, because I have a feeling Disney+ is going to be getting all the good stuff from now on. Well, at least I think so anyway.