Disney+ Official Launch Date Announced

After months of wondering when Disney+ will launch and how much it will cost, we now have answers. Disney has revealed that their upcoming streaming service will be available in the United States beginning November 12. It will cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 annually.

For the price, the service looks to be a steal. Disney has previously announced that everything in their Vault will be available as will the entire Pixar library. The service will be home to everything Star Wars. This includes the films and the original series, The Mandalorian. It also will feature an untitled Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk.

There will also multiple new MCU shows added to the service. These will be in addition to most of the MCU library, including Captain Marvel which will be a streaming exclusive.

Additionally, Disney itself is also creating several shows including a live-action version of Lady and the Tramp. They are also creating a new Phineas and Ferb movie and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, to compliment 5,000 episodes of Disney Channel content and 100 Disney Channel movies.

The Mandalorian

And this is all going to be available on day one. For $6.99.

Disney expects that by year five, the service will boast more than 50 original series, 10,000 past episodes, and a library of more than 500 movies.

Again, the service is only going to be $6.99 per month.

“Disney+ marks a bold step forward in an exciting new era for our company—one in which consumers will have a direct connection to the incredible array of creative content that is The Walt Disney Company’s hallmark. We are confident that the combination of our unrivaled storytelling, beloved brands, iconic franchises, and cutting-edge technology will make Disney+ a standout in the marketplace, and deliver significant value for consumers and shareholders alike,” said Disney CEO, Bob Iger.

The Disney+ streaming service will be available on “a wide range of mobile and connected devices, including gaming consoles, streaming media players and smart TVs.” It will also support 4K HDR video playback. As if that wasn’t enough, there will also be “an unprecedented amount of content” available for offline viewing.

If you’re outside of the United States, don’t worry, you haven’t been forgotten. Disney has plans for a “worldwide” rollout. All of the “major” regions in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America will receive the service over the next couple of years.

You can read Disney’s official post highlighting all of the details here.

What do you think? Will you be subscribing to Disney+ when it launches in November?

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Jeremiah Zohner

Owner and CEO After developing a love of Star Wars and comic books as a child, Zohner was destined to be a geek. With interests touching on computers, video games, technology, books, TV and movies, and toys and collectibles, he is the epitome of a well-rounded geek. Zohner is one of the founding members of Stolendroids. After stepping away for a time to work on other endeavors, the time was right for him to make his triumphant return to the one project that he truly loves. When he’s not writing articles or podcasting, Zohner can be found spending time with his family, managing projects for a software company, or hanging out in the gym knowing that it won’t do a bit of good.

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