Disney Plus international launch dated

Dates and pricing for the first territories to receive Disney’s streaming service outside the US have been revealed

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 20.08.2019 | Watch

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Disney has revealed the first details of the international roll out of its forthcoming Netflix rival, Disney Plus.

The company has added Canada and the Netherlands – the first European country – to the launch day line-up, joining the US debut on 12 November.

After that, Disney expects the streaming service to be made available in most major markets around the world within two years, kicking off with Australia and New Zealand just a week after launch on 19 November.

As to where and how consumers can subscribe, Disney has firmed up partnerships with Microsoft, Google, Sony, Apple and other leading tech manufacturers – though Amazon is conspicuous by its absence – giving viewers the choice of where to watch through a selection of consoles, smart TVs or mobile devices.

Subscribers in the States will pay $6.99 for the base package, and Disney is carrying that keen pricing into other territories. Canadians will pay a monthly rate of CDN$8.99, while Dutch consumers will have access for €6.99 per month. By comparison, a Netflix subscription allowing four devices and 4K content costs CDN$16.99.

Down under, the service will cost A$8.99 in Australia and NZ$9.99 in New Zealand.

Disney Plus will give consumers access to new originals from Marvel, Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic, as well as access to thousands of hours of back-catalogue content, including exclusive streaming access to Avengers:Endgame, Aladdin, Frozen 2 and Disney’s other biggest movies of 2019.


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