Disney has confirmed the price and terms for its on-demand television and has ensured availability in consoles.
This morning the world of entertainment has been shaken as Disney has announced the first details of its television service Disney +. What interests us? Its link with video games, where they have announced support for video game consoles.
The subscription television platform can be enjoyed through SmartTV, web, streaming connections and, in addition, video game consoles. It specifically mentions PS4 in the ad, but it seems pretty obvious that also appear on Xbox One. Presumably runs also appearing in Nintendo Switch, although his landing it could take as, for example, still is not supported Netflix in the hybrid console of Nintendo.
The service announces a price of $ 6.99 per month.
At the moment we know that Disney + will be available in the United States from November 12, 2019, although it will progressively reach other continents and regions with the passage of time. We also know that it will cost $ 6.99 per month, a very competitive price for a platform of this type since it is half the standard payment plan of, for example, Netflix. “It’s our first serious incursion in this area, we want to reach as many people as possible,” said Bob Iger, chief executive of Disney. There will be, yes, an annual plan of $ 69.99.
The content? They have also shelled. There will be 7,500 episodes of television shows available at the launch of the platform, 25 original series (including exclusively the 30 seasons of The Simpsons), and up to 10 original films. Likewise, the catalogue will be completed by another 400 films and some 100 recent film releases.
It will have exclusive Disney movies
Of course, it will have exclusive Walt Disney Studios movies, Pixar, Lucasfilm or Marvel, which means that feature films like Captain Marvel, Rompe Ralph , Dumbo, Avengers, Frozen, the entire Star Wars saga and imminent releases like Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Frozen 2, Avengers: Endgame or Aladdin will be exclusive on their platform.
At Disney, they expect Disney + to reach 90 million subscribers around the world by the end of 2024, and they hope that reaching as many people as possible (with the aforementioned console support) will help them in that area.
It has not been the launch of Disney + the latest corporate movement of a Disney that, just a few weeks ago, claimed to continue relying on Electronic Arts despite the setbacks facing the public of releases such as Star Wars Battlefront 2.