isney finally announced the release of their highly anticipated streaming platform, which we already revealed in an article
last September. Named Disney+, the service will be the single place for all Disney content, including all the Marvel
, Star Wars
and Pixar films.
Obviously, Disney+ will include all the animation films from Disney, such as The Lion King
, as well as their live-action movies (i.e. Mary Poppins
). There will be some original series as well, such as Star Wars: The Mandalorian
, and a Star Wars: Rogue One
spinoff. Since Disney also owns National Geographic, it means that subscribers will be able to enjoy some documentaries as well.
Most of the content will be available in both 4K and HD quality. The users will also have the ability to not only stream but download the content on their devices as well. Disney+ will work on Apple TV, PlayStation 4 with Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, Xbox and more.
Some of Disney's more mature content, such as Deadpool
, will be streamed on Hulu, which Disney owns 60% of, following their acquisition of 20th Century Fox.
The service will be launched in the United States on November 12, 2019. The price will be $6.99 per month, or $69.99 per year. This makes the service much cheaper than Netflix, which prices vary from $9 to $16 per month.
With Disney and Apple
both launching their streaming platforms this fall, this means that we go from the streaming party to the streaming war. If winter is coming for Game of Thrones
, fall is coming for the streaming war.
While Netflix paved the way for this market, it will be interesting to see if the undisputed leader will keep its crown.
Tell us what you think below.