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The Walt Disney Company is getting ready to launch a new video streaming services on November 12 here in the United States. Are you ready to take the plunge and jump on the bandwagon with everybody else that is excited for this new Disney only streaming service.
Here is everything you need to know about the new Disney+ video streaming services, which Disney announced back in the fall of 2017 and has been a hot topic for Disney fans all over. All of Disney World’s movies and television shows will be pulled off other streaming services and soley streamed on Disney+.
Cost of Disney+
When Disney announced this new streaming service they announced that it would be cheaper than Netflix. Disney+ price will be set at $6.99/month or 69.99/annually. Netflix is currently almost double this price. Walt Disney was able to sweeten the pot a little bit offering a combined service which includes Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99. Having this combination at this price point will make it very competitive with Netflix.
Pre-ordering for Disney+ is now available to the general public. You can pre-order per month at $6.99 or annually at $69.99. Pre-order here.
Disney has extended an offer to the public which can save you $40 on your subscription. You can sign up for a 3-year subscription to Disney+ For $169.99 plus tax. If paid monthly would cost you over $250. To sign up visit Founders.disneyplus.com, enter code “PARKSPASS3YEARS”.
What movies and television shows will I be able to watch with this new service? While many die-hard Disney fans will sign up for the service just because it’s Disney, many also want to know what content will be available on the Disney+ service. When the service launches on November 12 it is expected to have approximately 500 movies and 7000 television episodes. We know this isn’t everything Disney World has to offer between all of its entertainment studios. This compared to the over 5,000 titles Netflix currently has to offer is a lot smaller selection. This sharp difference in content is the reason that Disney+ is offering its service at a lower price than Netflix.
Walt Disney has several entertainment studios, Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios and LucasFilms which the majority of their content will come from. It will also have titles from the Fox and ABC studios. It is expected that Disney+ will see an increase in content from the 20th Century Fox studio after 2022 which their contract with HBO expires.
Walt Disney has a large selection of movies and television content on their Hulu platform. Currently its estimated that Hulu has over 40,000 television shows and 2,000 movies. When announcing Disney+, Disney has stated that they intend to keep these services separate to maintain Disney+ as a strictly family oriented streaming service.
Disney has also announced new and original content for their new streaming service. If these new series are produced the same way Disney produces and creates entertainment, we will not be disappointed with their new content.
Disney has tested the Disney+ streaming service in the Netherlands, and the anticipated list of movies and television shows on the streaming service at launch has been published. Check out the list here. When won’t know for sure if this is the same content that will be on Disney+ when it is released in the States.
We now know what Disney+ has to offer. How can we steam the content.
Currently when Disney+ launches on November 12th we will be able to download the app on Android devices, Apple devices, chromecast, PS4, Xbox One, Roku, Nintendo Switch, Apple TV. The app will allow you to stream on up to four devices simultaneously. There is one device that will not support the app.
Less than week before the launch of Disney+ we can not confirm that you will be able to get the Disney+ app on Amazon Firestick.
A lot of people are still on the fence with it. I know our son will love it, as he loves his Disney shows and movies. With Disney pulling their content from Netflix with the launch of their new service, we will probably lose much of the content our son enjoys to watch. It is unsure as to when and how much of Disney related content will be pulled from other streaming services. For our family the biggest drawback to getting Disney+ is the fact that we can’t watch it on Amazon FireTV. We will also be curious to see how long we will have to maintain multiple streaming services.
Are you ready for Disney+? What are you most looking forward to about it?