Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Will launch November 12, at $6.99 a Month

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Charles Bowen | 12 April, 2019, 10:09

After months of building anticipation, Disney has finally announced a launch date and price point for its new streaming service, Disney+. A lot was covered during the almost 3-hour presentation, so let's dive in on everything you need to know.

Disney (DIS.N) says its new streaming service, Disney+, will cost US$6.99 per month when it launches in the USA on November 12. All content can be downloaded for offline viewing, and the service will be available for smartphones and tablets, desktop browsers, game consoles, and smart TVs.

Disney is also making sure that content that's available in 4K HDR will be presented as such, as long as it's played on a supported device.

A ton of content will be available when the service launches and within the first year, there will be more than 25 original series and 10 original films, documentaries, and specials released.

Among the original programming planned for the subscription service will be the Marvel live-action drama The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan. This confirms a Wall Street Journal report from Wednesday that said Disney Plus would launch in November.

Pixar's theatrical shorts will be made available on day one, including shorts featuring "Toy Story" characters Bo Peep, in "Lamp Life", and Forky, in "Forky Asks a Question". The service will launch first in the United States, with plans to release in other markets later. But the Disney service has a narrower focus on family-friendly shows and movies.

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David Mickey Evans, who directed and wrote the feature film, is writing and executive producing the new series and the entire cast is expected to be returning. "WandaVision" will be a live-action series with Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as The Vision. The series is reportedly set to follow stories of famed bounty hunters, Jango and Boba Fett, in the Star Wars universe. The show will be based on Luna's character, Cassian Andor.

Disney+ will host hours of content from the National Geographic Channel, as well.

But suffice to say that the interface looks a lot like the interface for Apple TV or Netflix (think of a grid of brands and content).

The entertainment behemoth has been planning its own streaming venture for years as a competitor to Netflix, but on Thursday in California, it announced new TV spin-offs and that it would stream The Simpsons, which Disney acquired when it bought 20th Century Fox last month.

"The Simpsons" will head to the service, as well as movies and shows including "The Sound of Music" to "Malcolm in the Middle".

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