Disney+ expands its presence in Europe with 7 new markets

Ruben Fields
March 25, 2020

But while some of that expansion has seen some hiccups, other regions are basically on track. If you didn't already sign up in the pre-order period, it's possible to grab yourself a 7-day free trial starting from.well, right now. As expected, that has changed today as the service has launched in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. The subscription price is £5.99 a month in the United Kingdom, 9.90 CHF in Switzerland, and €6.99 per month in the other European countries. Following its initial European launch markets, additional Western Europe markets, including Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, will follow in summer 2020. Disney Plus also packs the new season of Star Wars: Clone Wars, and offers a ton of Pixar movies including Frozen 2 and the upcoming Onward. Despite analysts' forecasts that predict Apple's own Apple TV+ video on-demand service could have some 95 million subscribers by 2028, the prospect of staying home for weeks or months on end due to the COVID-19 pandemic isn't enough of an incentive to make people subscribe to Apple's streaming service.

More than 600 episodes of The Simpsons will also be available from launch day, alongside various animated classics and live action features.

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It will take time, but hopefully, all around the world, people get better. We've just got to go on and try to get the world fixed".

But the option of a 7-day free trial is also now available for families wishing to put Disney+ to the test without committing to a full subscription.

Carriers with paid-TV services that are also on board so far include Deutsche Telekom, O2 in the UK, Telefonica in Spain, TIM in Italy and Canal+ in France when the country comes online. Sky and NOW TV are also on board.

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