There has been much discussion about Disney’s streaming service. and the release date has finally been announced, 31st March 2020.
Disney+ will include huge motion pictures, including: Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and National Geographic.
The service has already had a soft launch in the Netherlands and is free for the locals, but that wont be the way when it arrives in the UK.
The USP to start with will be the Star Wars series that is being released, “The Mandalorian”.
However, we are the first to get this new service as the US will be getting it before Christmas, on the 12th of November to be exact.
Disney has not made the ride easy for themselves on this journey to streaming, and its only going to get harder from here, with the current systems already fondly regarded, including Netflix, Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime.
They will also have some new competition arriving at the stumps, including Btribox and HBO, however Disney has made over £6.4bn on the box office this year alone.
Despite the huge assortment of Marvel films available just seven of the 23 will be initially available to watch according to Tech Radar, partly due to rights issues and also because “it’s possible that Disney doesn’t want to make its entire Marvel movie catalog available right away – there are DVD and Blu-ray sales to maintain after all”.
Disney+ will also have new series on route though, including a new Loki series and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, but there is a wait on those also.
One this Disney are doing that is very clever, is the fact they are going to start tying the films into the series, so if you are a Marvel fan you will have to buy Disney+ else you might not understand the films.
“If you want to understand everything in future Marvel movies, he says, you’ll probably need a Disney+ subscription, because events from the new shows will factor into forthcoming films such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
“The Scarlet Witch will be a key character in that movie, and Feige points out that the Loki series will tie in, too. ‘I’m not sure we’ve actually acknowledged that before’.”
Disney+:will be $6.99 from Tuesday in the US per month, however no leaks out yet on the UK price, although if they follow the Apple Pricing model you can expect it to be £6.99.