Whereas we’ve identified for some time that Disney Plus will likely be launching within the US on November 12, the Walt Disney Firm’s new platform has been moderately obscure about its worldwide rollout. All we knew was that Disney+ would broaden to “main markets” inside two years of its launch.
However, if you want upon a star, desires come true, as a result of Disney has revealed that the platform will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19, solely per week after the US launch.
Till then, Aussie streaming service Stan will proceed to be the house of Disney, with the 9 Leisure Co-owned platform having signed a short-term deal in 2018. It is nonetheless unsure what’s going to occur to all of the Disney content material on Stan’s library, though it has been reported that the unique contract between the 2 corporations ends in October 2019.
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Whether or not Stan loses its Disney content material or not, Disney Plus seems to be like its going to undercut its rivals in relation to pricing.
At launch, the Disney Plus app will likely be out there on each iOS and Android, and also will assist streaming through Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku units and gaming consoles (Xbox One and PS4).
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When it comes to content material, the library will embrace motion pictures and TV reveals from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, the Star Wars franchise and from Nationwide Geographic, with the primary episode of The Mandalorian out there to stream on day one.
With the merger of Fox and Disney earlier this yr, the upcoming streaming platform will even embrace content material from 20th Century Fox’s library. The US will get 30 seasons of The Simpsons, but it surely’s as but unclear whether or not it should even be out there to viewers Down Underneath.
Regardless of the library seems to be like at launch, Disney Plus is shaping to be a significant contender within the streaming market, with a new research from analysis agency Telsyte claiming one in 4 Aussies are eager on signing up for Disney Plus.