Disney Plus is coming, and lots of people are pretty excited for it. We’re 50/50 on it so far – we’ll wait to see what the library offers before making any judgements on the platform.
As the launch date approaches, we’re slowly being dripfed information about what Disney Plus will offer. Here is everything we know so far:
When does it launch?
It’ll be November 12th 2019 for most of us (that’s everyone in the US). Other countries don’t have confirmed release dates yet, but we imagine it will be available everywhere by the end of the year.
How much will Disney+ cost?
The price will start from $7 per month, a very competitive price for a streaming service.
How many movies and tv shows will Disney+ offer?
500 movies and 7,500 tv show episodes will be available on the platform – not much compared to the likes of Amazon Prime or Netflix, but when the movies they have includes the likes of Star Wars and Avengers, it’ll still be enough to draw subscribers. Plus, Disney have done a good job at teasing the release of a few new tv shows which will be exclusive to the platform, like The Mandalorian
How will you be able to watch Disney+?
Pretty much in all the ways you can currently watch Netflix – smart TVs, tablets/smartphones/laptops, Xbox One/PS4 etc. Disney have confirmed distribution agreements with Apple, Sony, Microsoft and Google, so all of their devices will be supported.
What extra features will Disney+ offer?
There will be some pretty cool features, including:
- Disney Plus will be able to stream certain titles in 4K Ultra HD content in Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Dolby Atmos immersive audio
- It will offer unlimited mobile downloads for offline viewing. Subscribers can download to up to 10 mobile or tablet devices, with no constraints on the number of times a title can be downloaded.
- New episodes of tv shows will come out weekly rather than all at once
In short, we know what Disney+ will cost, the titles it will have and the features it will have.