While we’ve recognized for some time that Disney Plus will likely be launching within the US on November 12, the Walt Disney Company’s new platform has been quite obscure about its worldwide rollout. All we knew was that Disney+ would increase to “major markets” inside two years of its launch.
But, once you want upon a star, goals come true, as a result of Disney has revealed that the platform will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19, solely per week after the US launch.
Until then, Aussie streaming service Stan will proceed to be the house of Disney, with the Nine Entertainment Co-owned platform having signed a short-term deal in 2018. It’s nonetheless unsure what is going to occur to all of the Disney content material on Stan’s library, though it has been reported that the unique contract between the 2 firms ends in October 2019.
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Whether Stan loses its Disney content material or not, Disney Plus seems like its going to undercut its rivals in terms of pricing.
Where Netflix, Stan and 10 All Access have plans beginning at about $10 a month, Disney Plus will solely set you again $8.99 a month (or $89.99 yearly).
At launch, the Disney Plus app will likely be accessible on each iOS and Android, and can even assist streaming by way of Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku units and gaming consoles (Xbox One and PS4).
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In phrases of content material, the library will embrace motion pictures and TV exhibits from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, the Star Wars franchise and from National Geographic, with the primary episode of The Mandalorian accessible to stream on day one.
With the merger of Fox and Disney earlier this yr, the upcoming streaming platform can even embrace content material from 20th Century Fox’s library. The US will get 30 seasons of The Simpsons, nevertheless it’s as but unclear whether or not it can even be accessible to viewers Down Under.
Whatever the library seems like at launch, Disney Plus is shaping to be a significant contender within the streaming market, with a brand new research from analysis agency Telsyte claiming one in 4 Aussies are eager on signing up for Disney Plus.