What is Disney+?
Disney+ is the production company's very own exclusive streaming service, offering a selection of films and TV shows you won't find anywhere else on the internet. It's an application, meaning you can use Disney+ on your mobile devices as well as suitable smart TVs.
What's on Disney+?
The platform will boast the vast majority of Disney's original content, and considering they now own all of Marvel, Fox and Star Wars – that's a lot of content. Expect all of the nostalgic animations as well as the Avengers movies, Star Wars movies and recent classics from Fox such as Jojo Rabbit.
There's also new content produced exclusively by and for Disney+, such as the new live-action Lady and the Tramp film as well as Star Wars spinoff series The Mandalorian.
When Disney+ launched in the US, the site tweeted a 300+ strong thread with every single thing coming to the platform – could be worth crosschecking ahead of our own release...
When will Disney+ launch in the UK?
Disney + will launch in the UK on 24 March 2020.
How much will Disney + cost?
£5.99 per month, which is the same price as the cheapest Netflix deal, or £59.99 for an annual subscription.
What makes Disney + so special, against other streaming services?
What sets Disney+ apart is that Disney began as a production company first, streaming platform second. This means they're able to populate the site with their own original content they already own, rather than having to license it first and then start producing exclusive material after.
There will be some licensed content, sure, but it will mainly be shows from Fox's back-catalogue, joining Disney+ once their contracts on other services have expired. It's the first time that one platform has simply owned so much different content from different sources, making this one a heavyweight service that might be hard to ignore by the time it reaches Europe next year.
|What||Disney +, UK launch dates, content, prices and more|
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|Price||£5.99 monthly, £59.99 annual|