Disney finally revealed the price and release date of Disney+, its new streaming service, along with other details that make it better than what seemed possible.
The service is scheduled to be available starting on Nov. 12, 2019, and is set to cost $6.99 a month, or $70 for a year in advance. It’s nearly half the price of Netflix’s monthly $13 subscription and is only a dollar more than Hulu’s subscription with advertisements. Disney+ only offers those pricing options, and won’t come with advertisements.
Disney said that the service will offer over 7,500 television episodes and over 500 films near launch, a staggering number even when considering all of the Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, National Geographic and Disney Channel content at play.
A lot of that content will be available from day one, including the entire Disney Signature Collection, Captain Marvel, all Pixar theatrical shorts, a new series of Toy Story shorts, The Mandalorian, Marry Poppins, Alice in Wonderland (2010), the new live-action Lady and the Tramp, over 250 of National Geographic content, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, 5,000 episodes of Disney Channel programming and 100 Disney Channel Original Movies.
Disney+ is also going to dip into Disney’s acquisition of Fox, bringing all 30 seasons of the Simpsons to its service.
The influx of content doesn’t stop there, however, as within the first year Disney is bringing to its service every Pixar film, Stargirl (based on the New York Times Bestselling Book), a new Disney original film Timmy Failure and every Star Wars film.
As far as features go, users can expect customizable profiles and content available for download. It’s nice that there will be a level of personalization to the app, but even better to hear that a lack of wireless internet, especially when on the go, won’t hamper the Disney+ experience.
While no one has seen any of the exclusive content yet, it sure sounds promising, and its features already seem leagues ahead of other streaming services. Considering the volume and potential quantity of content Disney+ will have in just its first year, the $7 subscription fee already feels justified.