Disney+ reveals launch date and pricing for new streaming service

Disney+ reveals launch date and pricing for new streaming service

An annual option will also be available for $69.99 (which works out to be $5.83 per month). Hulu, which Disney now controls, will begin to roll out internationally, and Disney says it expects the service to grow from 25 million paid subscribers to between 40 and 60 million by the end of 2024. The content is laid out in curated bars like Recently Watched, Recommended for You, and Trending Now.

Executives said they see opportunities to take its ESPN+ sport streaming video service to Latin America and are looking into global expansion of its Hulu streaming video business, which offers movies and shows targeted to adults. Check out a screenshot below. Smart TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and computers will all be able to connect. And you can keep it for an unlimited time as long as you are a subscriber.

To paraphrase a certain Agrabah magic carpet user, Disney+ is ready to show you a whole new world of streaming.

Of this first batch of announcements, I'm most excited about What If?

Earlier this week, the company announced it will premiere a "Monsters, Inc." spin-off TV series to on the streaming service in 2020.

"What If", Marvel Studios' first animated series, will take MCU story lines and turn them on their head.

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Avengers stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany will reprise their roles as Wanda Maximoff and The Vision in their own Disney+ series, WandaVision. Next, the Falcon & Winter Soldier series is officially happening.

Feige added that the Disney+ Loki series will be so large, and history-spanning in scale that its story is really something that could only be told over the course of a longform story, which really makes it seem as if when these series launch, they're going to be required watching for MCU completionists. Other titles including Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and Ant Man and the Wasp will be available within year one of the launch.

Supper Club will produce two of the 10 food, travel and lifestyle shows for Disney + including Marvel's 616, an anthological docuseries that explores the Marvel legacy and its intersection with the world.

Currently, the PlayStation 4 is the only system Disney has actually confirmed will be receiving the service. One example given, what if agent Peggy Carter became "Captain America" and Steve Rogers stayed a scrawny kid, but received a super-powered suit from Howard Stark? The show will be based on Luna's character, Cassian Andor.

Animated classics including Snow White, Cinderella, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Moana, and The Little Mermaid will all be available to stream when Disney+ launches, and Pixar's entire library (including its shorts) will be available within the year. Stargirl, based on the best-selling book, will also be available. The Series, live-action version of Lady and the Tramp, and more.

The Simpsons will also join Disney+: The first 30 seasons of The Simpsons will also be available on Disney+ on launch day.

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