Disney Announces First International Countries Who Can Watch Disney+

Ruben Fields
August 21, 2019

Disney recently severed its ties with Netflix and has already begun pulling content from the service in preparation of the launch of its own streaming service. Disney hasn't specified why Fire TV and accompanying platforms won't be ready for streaming Disney+ at launch, and no one really has any theories.

Disney+ will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19, just a week after its launch in the US, Canada and the Netherlands.

The studio plans to launch first in Canada and the Netherlands, in tandem with the US on Tuesday, November 12, before hitting Australia and New Zealand November 19. Yes, there will be no Disney+ app for Windows 10.

In an official statement, Disney announced the launch date of its upcoming Disney+ subscription service. Individually, Disney+ costs $6.99, Hulu costs $5.99, and ESPN+ costs $4.99, so customers save about $5.

In the US, Disney+ is set to cost US$6.99 per month. And interestingly Disney+ will be available bundled along with other streaming services Hulu and ESPN for $12.99USD per month available in the United States only.

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Also, this morning Disney+ launched their social media presence, adding new accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Disney's Direct-to-Consumer and International Group has also confirmed that they have come to an agreement to use Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Sony to access Disney+ through TV and mobile devices.

Offering film and TV entertainment including its Star Wars and Marvel franchises as well as its ABC content and an extensive library acquired from 21st Century Fox, Disney+ hopes to be a major challenger to Netflix.

There are a couple of points worth noting, the first being that the rollout will happen in the USA, Canada and the Netherlands on the 12th November, a week earlier than Aussies and Kiwis get the service.

Disney+ is to exclusively stream its latest movies including Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the company said in a statement on Monday. Recently, Disney has released additional information on a few global release dates, pricing and supported devices.

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