Disney Offers a First Look at Disney+ Streaming Service

Lewis Collier
April 12, 2019

Disney's new streaming service will test Marvel's power, the reach of the "Star Wars" galaxy and the magic of animated classics spanning more than 80 years, coupled with the new-found bulk provided by its acquisition of Fox Entertainment assets. The company revealed plans to launch the service on November 12 at a price point considerably lower than many rumors had claimed.

The streaming service will offer a large selection of Disney library content as well as new original movies and TV series created specifically for Disney+. In addition, the platform also includes a top row of icons specifically dedicated to the company's major franchises and brands, including sections for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.

All 13 of Disney's Signature Collection movies, which includes classics like The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio and more.

The Disney+ service will be available on a wide range of mobile and connected TV devices, including gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs, and will adjust to the best possible high definition viewing experience based on a subscriber's available bandwidth, with support for up to 4K HDR video playback. Like the original comic, the animated series will be an anthology. Disney now has a deal with Roku and Playstation to feature Disney+ with other devices expected to follow. Scarlet Witch, Falcon, and Winter Soldier were all victims of the Decimation. When the service launches, the first 30 Simpsons episodes will be available to stream.

Disney had been supplying new movies such as Black Panther and Beauty and the Beast to Netflix after their runs in theatres but ended that arrangement this year to feed its own streaming ambitions. Gizmodo was the first to announce the latest Disney+ news.

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Mirroring what streaming services like Netflix already offer, Disney+ will allow users to download its content to watch offline with no restrictions for as long as the customer is a subscriber.

Just before Disney+ launches in November, the company will blow up the Disney Vault.

"What If", Marvel Studios' first animated series, will take MCU story lines and turn them on their head.

With Disney+, Disney is looking to leverage its extensive lineup of properties across all of its subsidiaries, including Walt Disney Studios., Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. Apple has not yet said how much its service will cost or when exactly it will launch. Live action films "Lady and the Tramp", "Noelle", "Togo", "Timmy Failure" and "Stargirl" will launch as well.

Disney said movies would become available on its streaming service only after the traditional theatrical release period and home movie debut, which includes DVDs and purchasing streaming videos.

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