Disney announced yesterday that they will launch their streaming service, Disney Plus, on November 12, starting with the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands, with Australia and New Zealand coming a week later. The Disney Plus app will be available on Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Sony, with more distributors set for the near future. Disney also announced that the service will be available in all major markets within the first two years, but didn’t give any specifics on when it can be expected elsewhere.
Disney Plus will be the dedicated streaming home for movies and TV shows from all of their properties, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more. What that means of course is that other services that currently stream their products will stop showing them within the next couple of years. Any of their films released in 2019 will only be available on it as well. Disney also has several original programs set to air, including the Star Wars series The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Encore! and all of the recently announced Marvel TV shows such as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki. It’s not just original programming that will fill their TV slots either, as classic shows in their catalog, such as The Simpsons, will be on it as well.
As for the cost, in the U.S. it will be $6.99 a month, while in Canada it will be $8.99. Consumers can subscribe directly through the apps, or on Disney Plus’ website.