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Everything you need to know about streaming service Disney+: Shows, price and release date

Everything you need to know about streaming service Disney+: Shows, price and release date

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Text: Aravin Sandran


What is Disney+?
It's a streaming service, just like Netflix and the recently announced Apple TV+. For a monthly fee, customers will be able to watch everything under the Disney-owned umbrella: Disney kid-friendly programming obviously, but also the entire Marvel universe, Lucasfilms (read: Star Wars), Pixar and National Geographic. 

Disney currently has Hulu (which has its own set of original programming including The Handmaid's Tale) and ESPN Plus on offer. While they might be offered on the new service, it is expected that they will eventually be available as individual subscriptions.

How much is it?
The ad-free service has a monthly price tag of USD6.99, or an annual USD69.99. There might potentially be discounted bundles available in the future.

When is it being released?
It'll be available in the United States on 12 November 2019. No word yet on whether it'll be accessible in Singapore.

What shows will be available?
The service is reported to feature over 400 movies and 7,500 episodes of television shows. That means you'll be able to binge watch old Disney animations like The Lion King (the 1994 one as well as the upcoming live-action remake) from its vault, cultural phenomenons like Frozen alongside kickass Marvel flicks starting with Captain Marvel, Star Wars franchise beginning with Episode 9 and Pixar animations with the upcoming Toy Story 4 leading the charge. It will also become the only service to stream The Simpsons

A slate of original programming has also been put together. Highlights include a live-action blockbuster Star Wars TV series called The Mandalorian produced by Jon Favreau, standalone live-action Marvel series for Loki, Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye as well as Monsters at Work, a spin-off of Pixar's Monsters Inc

 

Disney+ begins its service on 12 November 2019.

 

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