One of the biggest names in entertainment will step into the ring this November to battle Netflix and Amazon in the 2019 streaming wars. Today, Disney announced that their new streaming service, Disney+, will arrive in Canada on November 12th. And the most exciting part of the news is the streaming service’s price point. Disney+ will cost Canadians $8.99CAD per month (or $89.99 per year).
Disney’s new service has the potential to shake up the streaming marketplace. First off, Disney will open their massive content vault and offer customer’s access to their Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, Nat Geo, and Disney content libraries. That means your hard-earned $8.99 offers access to Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the original The Lion King. Conversely, titles like Avengers and Star Wars will no longer be available on Disney competitors like Netflix.
Another of the service’s perks is their original content. Disney already has new live-action Star Wars and MCU TV series in production. That $8.99 monthly subscription will net you access to much-hyped shows like The Mandalorian, a Tom Hiddleston Loki series, and Falcon and the Winter Soldier (starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan).
U.S. subscribers have the option of an upgraded bundle that includes Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for just $12.99USD.
Disney+ will offer fans of all ages a new way to experience the unparalleled content from the company’s iconic entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars National Geographic, and more, and will be available on nearly all major mobile and connected TV devices at launch with global distribution agreements in place with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku, and Sony.
November 12th marks the beginning of the global rollout of Disney+, with expectations to launch in most major global markets within the first two years. Disney+ will launch in Canada and the Netherlands in tandem with the U.S. on November 12th, priced at $8.99CAD per month (or $89.99 per year) and €6.99 per month (or €69.99 per year), respectively. The following week, Disney+ will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19th, priced at $8.99AUD per month (or $89.99 per year) and $9.99NZD per month (or $99.99 per year), respectively.
At launch, consumers will be able to subscribe to Disney+ directly or via in-app purchase and start streaming from the following partner platforms and devices (dependent on country):
Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV, and fully integrated with the Apple TV app; customers can subscribe to Disney+ via in-app purchase)
Google (Android phones, Android TV devices, Google Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices)
Microsoft (Xbox One)
Sony / Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation®4 and all Android based Sony TVs)
Roku (Roku® streaming players and Roku TV™ models)
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