Disney+ Moves UK Launch Forward To 24th March 2020 & Confirms Pricing
Disney+, the Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer streaming service, will be arriving a week earlier than originally planned in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland, as they announce a new launch date of Tuesday, 24th March 2020. They have also confirmed the cost, which will be £5.99/€6.99 monthly or £59.99/€69.99 annually.
At launch, subscribers will have access to original shows such as:
- The critically acclaimed Star Wars series ‘The Mandalorian’, from executive producer and writer Jon Favreau.
- ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’, a creative modern take on the hit franchise complete with meta-references, a fresh documentary-style feel and a soundtrack which features nine new original songs while also paying homage to fan favourites from the classic film.
- ‘The World According To Jeff Goldblum’, which explores the wonderful and often astonishing world of deceptively familiar objects.
- ‘Lady and the Tramp’, a timeless retelling of the 1955 animated classic.
Other original titles available at launch include ‘Encore!’, executive produced by Kristen Bell; ‘Diary of A Future President’ from creator and executive producer Ilana Peña (‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’) and executive producer, Gina Rodriguez (‘Jane the Virgin’); and ‘The Imagineering Story’, chronicling the eclectic group of extraordinary creatives who bring Disney Parks to life, among many other exciting shows.
In addition, the service will also offer a huge back catalogue of movies, shows, shorts, and originals from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, along with unlimited access to thousands of the Disney movies you love, available for everyone to enjoy.
Subscribers will be able to enjoy the Disney+ experience on nearly all major mobile and connected TV devices at launch, including gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs. Users will access high-quality and commercial-free viewing, up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices, personalised recommendations, and the ability to set up to seven different profiles, including the ability for parents to set Kids Profiles that have an easy-to-navigate, child-friendly interface to access age-appropriate content.
For more information, or to sign up for the Disney+ service, visit Disneyplus.com.
Disney+ launches in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland on Tuesday, 24th March 2020. Additional Western Europe markets, including Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, will follow in summer 2020.
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