Disney+ Confirms November Launch With Lower Subscription Fees Compared To Other Streaming Services

Written by on April 13, 2019

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Disney+ has been confirmed for a November launch and with an optional annual plan of $69.99 per year.

Disney’s upcoming streaming service will be available in November this year and subscribers can enjoy it for surprisingly low fees. Disney+ is available to users for $6.99 a month and $69.99 annually (or $5.83 per month). Like most streaming services, subscribers can enjoy movies without being interrupted by advertisements. It will be available on various platforms, including the web, smart TVs and devices, game consoles, PlaySation4, and others.

In its first year, Disney+ will roll out 7,500 episodes of current and off-air TV shows, 25 original series, 10 original movies and specials, 400 library movie titles, and 100 recently released films, Disney+ senior VP of content Agnes Chu. This lineup includes all 30 season of ‘The Simpsons’, which Disney obtain rights to following its acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

According to Variety, Disney CFO Christine McCarthy said the company is expecting around 60 million to 90 million people all over the world will subscribe to Disney+ by the end of 2024. By 2020, Disney plans to spend $1 billion on original programming for Disney+

Compared to Netflix, Disney+ is a lot cheaper. Netflix announced earlier this year that it will raise its subscription prices on its standard plan from $11 to $13 per month.

Disney is targeting a family-oriented audience, with a movie catalog that includes ‘Bambi’, ‘Snow White’, ‘The Lion King’, and more. It will also stream new titles including standalone shows featuring fan favorite Marvel characters such as Hawkeye. A ‘Love, Simon’ series has already been confirmed for the platform.

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