Ahead of the much-awaited D23 event this weekend, Disney shared exciting news about the domestic and international release of their Disney+ streaming service. Set to begin streaming in the US on November 12 this year, it is set to feature shows and movies under the Disney flagship which involves Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Marvel.
As for international territories, Disney also bared plans of having it launched in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand. The launch in Canada and the Netherlands will be on November 12 which is the same day as the US. Meanwhile, it will debut a week after in Australia and New Zealand on November 19. As for other countries, negotiations are still underway and I guess we’ll hear more news about it when D23 rolls out this weekend.
Disney+ will cost $6.99/month in the US while it will be priced C$8.99 per month in Canada and €6.99 per month in the Netherlands. In Australia, the pricing will be A$8.99 per month while it will be NZ$9.99 per month in New Zealand. If you want to make the most out of it, they recently announced a $12.99 per month trio bundle which is set to include Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.
During the launch, fans will get to experience Disney+ on different platforms. These include Apple TV, Android TV, and mobile devices, Chromecast, Desktop web browsers, iPad, iPhone, Playstation 4, Roku streaming players, Roku TV, and Xbox One.
For hardcore Marvel fans out there, this is significant news as a huge chunk of Phase 4 is set within the realm of the streaming service. Shows such as Loki, WandaVision, Falcon and The Winter Soldier, What If, and Hawkeye are all set to debut in it and they are expected to be interwoven to the movie side of the MCU. It offers an exciting way of storytelling as we get to spend more time with the characters and we get to know them even deeper.
On top of that, the whole slate of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is expected to debut in Disney+ and it has also been revealed that Avengers Endgame will stream exclusively on the service starting December 11. We expect to get to know more of Disney+ and the Marvel shows during the D23 event this weekend.
Source: Deadline, Verge, Twitter