In late-2019, disney will be releasing a new streaming service called disney plus. The company has been rather tight-lipped about what content can be expected on the platform, but here’s everything we know so far about disney plus and how it will work.
What is Disney Plus?
Disney Plus (also known as Disney+) is an upcoming over-the-top (OTT) streaming service, to be operated by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International in partnership with Marvel Studios. It will be part of a new level of commitment from The Walt Disney Company to deliver its world class content directly to consumers across platforms and services using technology like our Marvel application. An app will soon follow on smart TVs, mobile devices, laptops, tablets and desktop computers. From launch day onwards we’ll also offer a programming package that includes several exclusive original series for families—with more than ten thousand hours of original TV shows and movies on tap in total.
How Does Disney Plus Work?
Disney Plus launches on November 12, 2019. Disney Plus is essentially a streaming service; customers pay a subscription fee to watch content streamed via an app or browser. And like Netflix, Hulu, and similar services, Disney Plus subscribers also get access to all of their programming without commercials. If you’re thinking about subscribing to Disney Plus for your child, we’ve got all of the details right here.
Pricing & Plans
Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, launches in late 2019. It will cost $6.99 per month (or $69.99 per year), making it one of the more affordable streaming services around right now. The other big names like Netflix ($9-14/month) and Hulu ($7-12/month) charge a little more for their services, but unlike Disney+ they don’t have a whole library of family-friendly films at their disposal. This might change in time, however, as Disney has said that it plans to add content from its movie studios—including Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox—to its streaming offerings over time.
Disney Plus TV channel is Disney’s newest streaming service. While you can get a few of these shows for free through subscription services like Hulu, to watch them on-demand requires a separate service such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. What makes Disney Plus different from other services?
Yes, Disney Plus will certainly be a game changer in 2019. If you already have a Netflix account, consider using your family plan account to subscribe. If you don’t have one, there are many monthly plans available for around $8 per month which allows users to share with up to five members of their household. You can also buy content on its own or in bundles that are labeled by age range to help parents regulate what their children are watching. Additionally, Disney has said that there will be no R-rated content on Disney Plus when it launches in late 2019 which gives families peace of mind when deciding whether or not they want an account.