Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co.
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Disney confirmed on Monday that the much-anticipated Disney + will launch on just about every major streaming platform.
The service, which is due to launch in November, will be available on popular platforms and devices such as Apple TV and iOS, Google Chromecast, Android, Android TV, Sony PlayStation 4, Roku and Xbox One by Microsoft. Users will be able to subscribe directly to Disney + or through in-app purchases.
Significantly absent from the list is Amazon's Fire TV, but it may be added later. Disney expects to add additional distributors to the service before launch.
In an effort to take on competitors with original content such as Netflix, Apple and Amazon, Disney plans to launch its streaming service with content from Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and Disney brands. It is also expected to include "transformed" content from popular Fox titles such as "Homemade Only," "Night at the Museum," "Cheaper by the Dozen," and "One Kid's Diary."
The service is set to be presented in the US on November 1
In Canada, Disney + subscribers will pay $ 8.99 a month or $ 89.99 a year. The service will cost € 6.99 per month or € 69.99 per year in the Netherlands. Starting November 19, Disney + will cost $ 8.99. per month or $ 89.99 a year in Australia and $ 9.99 per month or $ 99.99 per year in New Zealand.
Disney + will be available in "the world's largest markets" within the first two years of its launch, the company said in a press release.
Earlier this month, CEO Bob Iger announced that US customers would be able to receive Disney +, ESPN + and a Hulu subscription for $ 15 a month. The package will launch with Disney + on November 12th.