In the U.S., Disney+ will also be available as part of a bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu for $13 a month. According to CBC, Canadian residents will only need to pay $8.99 a month or $89.99 per year to gain complete access to the service's shows and movies. It's been confirmed that Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand will join the U.S. in getting the service in November.
Beyond the initial five countries, the company expects Disney Plus to be available in all major markets within the first two years.
We'll likely learn even more about Disney+ later this week, when the D23 Expo kicks off on August 23rd in Anaheim, California.
The Walt Disney Company said on Monday (Aug 19) its streaming television service will debut in November in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands.
Disney is anticipating a great demand for their service, and by keeping prices low they can compete with established streaming platforms like Netflix, which will be their main competition. That's a 28% monthly discount compared with buying each of the services separately. The new media platform will also be producing a Star Wars series entitled "The Mandalorian".
While we don't have specific details on content as yet, we do know that you'll find films and TV shows from Disney-owned franchises such as Star Wars and Marvel, as well as Pixar. Thanks to Disney's acquisition of Fox's entertainment properties, fans will now be able to access all 30 seasons of The Simpsons via the app.