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Everything you need to know about Disney's new streaming service, Disney+

Tracy Brown, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Entertainment News

The arrival of Disney+ will kick off a new era in streaming when it crashes into a field of established stand-alone services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and HBO Now. Also entering this ever-expanding arena are brand-new services from Apple ( Apple TV+) and WarnerMedia ( HBO Max).

With family-friendly films and TV shows from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm ("Star Wars"), Pixar and National Geographic slated for its expansive library, Disney+ is expected to be a formidable player in the streaming wars.

Here's everything we know about Walt Disney Co.'s direct-to-consumer streaming service so far.

WHAT IS DISNEY+?

Disney+ is Disney's ad-free streaming service, launching Nov. 12 in the U.S. as well as Canada and the Netherlands. (The service will launch in Australia and New Zealand on Nov. 19.)

It will be the streaming home for movies and TV shows from Disney, Marvel, "Star Wars," Pixar, National Geographic and more. The library will include animated classics, recent releases and original content.

 

HOW MUCH IS IT?

Disney+ will cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. Disney also will offer the service in a bundle along with Hulu (with ad support) and ESPN+ for $12.99 a month. (International pricing will differ.)

HOW CAN YOU WATCH IT?

The Disney+ app will be available on a variety of smart TVs and connected TV devices, such as Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Roku. It also will be accessible via iOS devices, Android phones and gaming consoles such as XBox One and PlayStation 4. Notably absent from the list of devices that will support Disney+ at launch are Amazon Fire and Fire TVs.

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