Disney Reveals Pricing & Availability for Disney+ Streaming Service

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Of course, price doesn't mean much if you don't plan to get Disney+ all, but the company is working overtime to make sure you can't live without it.

Disney says its new video streaming service will launch in the United States on November 12.

The Disney+ interface offers a similar design to other streaming services, with rows of icons for recommended content, recently watched titles, newly added titles, and different genres.

In addition, Disney+ will allow downloading, so all content from the service can be accessed offline, for as long as you're a subscriber.

U.S. pricing has been announced at $6.99/m or $69.99/y - a modest amount, though it's worth remembering that this is another fiver on top of your existing subscriptions for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV, Apple TV, Britbox, Sky Q... and the list goes on. While its range of content is unlikely to be as diverse and wide-ranging as Netflix's library, the quality and proven popularity of its content is a major threat as it appeals to fans of all ages. From the Fox catalog, Disney will be offering about 7,500 TV episodes and 500 movies. "Starting with Snow White in 1937, our films were created to entertain people of all ages", Disney CEO Robert Iger said at a presentation to announce the service. To celebrate the upcoming Frozen 2, a first-of-its-kind documentary series called Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 will feature behind-the-scenes looks at the film. Disney also owns a controlling stake in streaming service Hulu.

Disney CEO Bob Iger unveiled the details of Disney Plus to shareholders and investors on Thursday.

Other original titles include Diary of a Female President, Noelle, Togo, Timmy Failure, and Stargirl. The live-action Lady and the Tramp will arrive on the streamer at launch.

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The subscription service will launch on November 12, according to Disney. All episodes of The Simpsons will be on the platform from the first day, and episodes of Malcolm in the Middle will also be available.

Other spin-offs in the works are TV shows set in the world of Monsters Inc. and High School Musical. The film that kicked off the MCU, "Iron Man", will also be available on the first day of service.

Marvel films and series will be coming to Disney+. There's also a slew of Marvel properties to look forward to: a Falcon & Winter Soldier spinoff show; WandaVision, in which Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their roles as Scarlet Witch and Vision, respectively; and the unnamed Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston.

Toy Story-based projects Forky Asks a Question, an animated short series, and the short film Lamp Life. One of those is "what happened if Peggy Carter was turned into a superhero instead of Chris Evans" Steve Rogers in Captain America'.

Disney's executives introduced the world to Disney+ and exclusive new content on the service, including its "Star Wars" series, "The Mandalorian".

Another Star Wars live-action show about Cassian Andor, Diego Luna's character from Rogue One, will follow.