Disney’s own streaming service, Disney+, finally has a launch date as well as pricing.
The video-on-demand service will launch on 12th November and cost you $6.99 per month or if you would rather pay for a year up front, $69.99.
As for what the service will look like visually, expect an interface similar to that of Netflix but with a key difference. At the top of the Disney+ webpage there are five hubs which showcase Disney’s own original content including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.
“Disney+ marks a bold step forward in an exciting new era for our company – one in which consumers will have a direct connection to the incredible array of creative content that is The Walt Disney Company’s hallmark. We are confident that the combination of our unrivaled storytelling, beloved brands, iconic franchises, and cutting-edge technology will make Disney+ a standout in the marketplace, and deliver significant value for consumers and shareholders alike,” Disney’s chief executive officer and chairman, Robert Iger said in a statement.
According to The Verge, the House of Mouse will make offline downloads, apply parental controls for child profiles and support 4K HDR viewing from the get-go.
In addition to the movies and series that make up Disney’s content offering, the firm will also be adding a few new projects to Disney+ in the future.
These include series based on character from the Avengers including Loki, Hawkeye, Falcon and the Winter Solider. There are also Monsters, Inc, High School Musical and Star Wars series in development. That Star Wars series will focus on a bounty hunter and will be called The Mandalorian.
On the National Geographic side of things there is a series called The World According to Jeff Goldblum. It is described as Goldblum looking at objects and finding out how they came to be. In truth it sounds a lot like Engineering Connections but more Goldblum in our lives is never a bad thing.
Now for the big question, will Disney+ be coming to South Africa?
The firm said that Disney+ will debut in the US but added that it would “rapidly expand globally” and that it plans to be in “nearly all major regions of the world within the next two years”.
It seems we’ll just have to wait until November to find out if we will be getting Disney+ here in South Africa.