Disney+ will arrive November 12 to subscribers in the US for $6.99 per month or $69.99 a year. It will include commercial free streaming to Disney’s entire content catalog.
Disney has confirmed the service will be coming to Apple products and will be a strong competitor to Apple’s TV+ service. The service will also be available on smart TVs, set-top boxes, tablets, compatible PlayStation consoles and web browser access at launch.
With content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel Universe, Star Wars and National Geographic Disney+ will have a strong following. It will also incorporate content from Disney’s recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox.
In addition to the formidable slate of programming Disney is also working on a range of direct to streaming programming. They have previously announced plans to build on its Marvel and Star Wars franchises, including Rogue One prequel The Mandalorian. Rogue One stars Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk will return for a new Star Wars series based on Cassian Andor.
The service has also announced it will debut a series focusing on Marvel villain Loki, a new High School Musical series and a Phineas and Ferb movie.
There is currently no news yet of an Australian launch but they have announced that Europe and Asia will be receiving the service next year.
Apple TV+ will have a slight edge with an earlier and wider release but Disney has a significantly larger and well known catalog to work with.