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Disney+ App Announced by Disney, Slated For A November Launch

One of the many things that have witnessed commendable growth over the past few years is streaming services. From Netflix to Amazon Prime Video, a number of companies have been stepping into the streaming service industry to capitalize on the massive audience. A lot of factors have led to the growth of streaming services. That ranges from smartphones and the internet getting more affordable, to the expansion of streaming apps to various devices. Another company to enter the streaming industry is Disney.

In a tweet, Disney CEO Robert Iger shared the first look at the upcoming app from Disney, Disney+. The screenshot doesn’t reveal many details about the app, apart from revealing the interface. As visible in the picture, the app contains a number of categories. Each category represents a Disney franchise, like Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and Nat Geo, and Disney itself. Like Netflix and other streaming services, there is a recommended for you and continue watching tab in the interface itself.

Content, Accessibility & Availability

As far as the service’s accessibility is concerned, it will be available on web browsers, smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, and game consoles, like all other popular streaming services. Macrumors reports that “Deals have already been secured with Roku and Sony for a PS4 version of the app”. Similar to, Netflix, it’ll support multiple user accounts, offline viewing, and 4K HDR.

Speaking of content, Disney+ will be obviously featuring all of Disney’s existing content. It’ll pose some serious competition to other services as it is set to house a lot of exclusive content. Disney will also be bringing some new TV shows to head start the content in its service. There are a lot of TV shows already announced. First, we have “Falcon & Winter Soldier” & “WandaVision”, both based on respective Marvel characters. “A TV show based on “Monsters.Inc.,” and a TV show based on “High School Musical,” a Frozen 2 documentary, a Star Wars series, a live-action version of “Lady and the Tramp,” two projects featuring Marvel characters Loki and Hawkeye, and much more is also on the cards. All Pixar content will be on Disney+ the first year of launch, as will all Pixar theatrical shorts and all Star Wars films”, Macrumors adds.

The service is all set to make its debut on the 12th of November, 2019. It’ll have a monthly and annual subscription, priced at 6.99$/69.99$ respectively.


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