Disney shared a preview of its upcoming Disney+ streaming service, providing new details on how it will work and what features will be included.
Disney+ app will host content pretty similar to other streaming apps like the Apple TV app and Netflix.
The screenshot shared by the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, presents a dark interface with individual categories for different Disney franchises, including Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and National Geographic, complete with a “Keep looking” feature and tips.
Disney + content will be available through the Disney + app on web browsers, smartphones, smart TVs, tablets and game consoles, essentially anywhere you can watch most streaming services. The agreements have already been guaranteed with Roku and Sony for a PS4 version of the app.
Individual profiles will be supported for each family user and Disney plans to allow content downloading for offline viewing. Disney will provide TV shows and movies in 4K HDR.
When Apple launches its Apple TV+ service with its original content this fall and Disney will launch Disney+, the two companies will become competitors, as both services will offer exclusive content not available on other platforms.
Disney+ will host existing Disney content, but Disney is also developing new content for the streaming service. Some of the announced television programs include “Falcon and Winter Soldier” based on two Avengers characters, “WandaVision” with Wanda Maximoff and The Vision, a TV show based on “Monsters, Inc.”, a TV show based on “High School” Musical, “a Frozen 2 documentary, a series of Star Wars, a live-action version of” Lady and the Tramp “and much more. All Pixar content will be on Disney + the first year of launch, as will all Pixar theatrical shorts and all Star Wars movies.
Disney may also have plans to offer bundled content, perhaps offering a discount for subscribers who buy Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+, but few details have been provided on Disney’s bundling plans.
Disney plans to launch Disney+ on November 12, 2019 and will be priced at $6.99 a month, which is much lower than other streaming services on the market. Disney also offers an annual subscription price of $69.99, which is even cheaper. Disney is planning to deliver the service to many other countries over the next two years.
With its autumn launch, Disney + will be released at the same time that Apple TV + will be launched. Apple has not provided a specific launch date but has stated that the new streaming service will be released in the fall.
(Source: The Walt Disney Company)