Finally, we will have all our favourite Disney classics – as well as some highly-anticipated new shows – at our fingertips. Here’s everything we know about Disney+.
Disney fans have long railed against the so called “Disney Vault” – Walt Disney’s policy of pausing the release of (often beloved) movies.
As of today (24 March), though, the wait is over: Disney is launching its very own streaming platform, set to rival Netflix.
And users will have plenty to get on with if they sign up for the platform, dubbed Disney+.
Here is everything we know about the new streaming platform so far.
What can I watch on Disney+?
All Disney’s classic movies, from Snow White to Coco, will be available to watch.
Disney+ subscribers will be able to enjoy several new Marvel TV shows (Ms Marvel, She-Hulk, What If…?, Moon Knight, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki have all been green-lit), an Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars series (starring Ewan McGregor), a Monsters Inc sequel series (Monsters at Work), and much more, including remakes of Home Alone and Cheaper by the Dozen.
If that wasn’t enough, franchises including Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and even National Geographic will also be on the site. Disney’s recent acquisition of Fox’s entertainment roster also means shows including The Simpsons will be available online.
This also means classic Fox films including Titanic and Avatar will be there to binge on.
What will Disney+ look like?
Like Netflix, it says, an algorithm will give users specific content based on what they like to watch.
‘Continue Watching’, ‘Recommended for You’ and ‘Disney Originals’ will also be available on the site – again, taking cues from Netflix.
How much will Disney+ cost?
A Disney+ subscription will cost you £5.99 per month in the UK, matching the rolling cost of a Netflix subscription. Committed subscribers can also choose to purchase an annual subscription for £59.99, saving £11.89 per year. As in the US, new subscribers can kick things off with a free seven-day trial.