Disney+: How Much Will The New Disney Streaming Service Cost?

Disney has revealed some more details about its highly anticipated new subscription streaming service, and chances are, fans are going to be pretty happy with what the company has come up.

The new service, which will launch in the fall, is being priced very aggressively. A monthly subscription will cost less than a month of Netflix, and those who sign up will get access to a large library of both classic Disney content and new originals.

Disney+ will cost $6.99

Disney+ will debut in the U.S. on November 12 at a price that seems like a direct shot at Netflix. A monthly subscription will cost $6.99. That’s significantly less than the $12.99 standard plan on Netflix. (Netflix does have a $8.99 basic plan, but you can only watch on one screen at a time.) Customers can save by purchasing an annual plan for $69.99, or $5.83 a month.

The pricing strategy is part of Disney’s strategy to get as many people as possible to sign up for the new service.

“This is our first serious foray in this space, and we want to reach as many people as possible with it,” chairman and CEO Bob Iger explained at Disney’s 2019 Investor Day, where the news was announced.

What original content will subscribers get?

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For $6.99, subscribers will get access to a wide variety of content. In the first year alone, 25 original series and 10 original films will debut on the service. Among the most anticipated originals is The Mandalorian, a live-action Star Wars series starring Pedro Pascal, Giancarlo Esposito, and Werner Herzog. It will be available when the service launches. Diego Luna will also return as Cassian Andor from Rogue One in an as-yet-untitled series that will be available in the second year after launch.

Several live-action Marvel series starring actors from the MCU films are also in the works, including The Falcon and The Winter Soldier with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, WandaVision with Elizabeth Olson and Paul Bettany, and Loki with Tom Hiddleston.

Other original content will include the National Geographic docuseries The World According to Jeff Goldbum; Monsters at Work, an animated spinoff of Monsters, Inc.; Be Our Chef, a Disney-themed cooking competition program; and Lady and the Tramp, a retelling of the 1955 animated classic.

What other movies and shows will be available on Disney+?

In addition to originals, Disney+ will come with a deep library of existing movies and TV shows. Subscribers will be able to stream all 30 seasons of The Simpsons when the service launches, along with episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, Kim Possible, and That’s So Raven.

Recent and upcoming Disney theatrical releases will also have an exclusive streaming home on the service, including Captain Marvel, Dumbo, Avengers: Endgame, and The Lion King. That will be a big change for Netflix subscribers, who are used to being able to stream recent releases like Avengers: Infinity War, Coco, and Incredibles 2. However, some of these films will still be available on Netflix through 2020.

Finally, Disneyholics will be able to stream 500 different movies. A number of beloved classic and newer films will be in the library, including:

  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Bambi
  • Cars
  • Finding Dory
  • Finding Nemo
  • Mary Poppins
  • Ratatouille
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Sword in the Stone
  • Toy Story
  • Up
  • Wall-E

You can’t sign up for Disney+ just yet, but you can sign up for email updates to find out when you can subscribe.

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