Disney Plus: Service Launch, Release Dates, Pricing & Features

Disney Plus is in the news since a quite a few months, the upcoming streaming service is expected to give Netflix a tough competition as it has worked on creating originals and acquiring shows from Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic & Pixar.

Disney Plus pricing is $7 per month which is highly competitive against Netflix’s $16 per month package. The $7 per month package includes features like multiple simultaneous streams and 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Dolby Atmos immersive audio.

Netflix charges extra for all these features, while Disney Plus is offering everything at your disposal for less than half the price.

Disney Plus is not only a threat to Netflix but also other streaming services such as Apple TV Plus, HBO Max and HBO Now. The pricing is lower than all of them and the offerings are much more comparatively.

Unlike mainstream entertainment platforms, Disney+ employs the most advanced technology. This doesn’t let VPN services to unblock other regions say Netherland as they do for Netflix Libraries

Disney’s strategy for keeping the audience hooked is different than its rivals, as it won’t be releasing all the episodes of its original titles, unlike its rival. Instead, Disney plans on rolling out episodes weekly so that the audience stays engaged.

Disney Plus is also ad-free which makes it an even better option to choose compared to its rival companies.

Disney Plus Release Dates around the World

In the US, Canada, and the Netherlands, Disney Plus will release on November 12th. While in Australia and New Zealand the service will launch on November 19th.

The company plans to release its service globally in a span of two years, as per the following schedule:

Western Europe– within six months (UK & Ireland March 31, 2020)

Eastern Europe– within one year

Latin America– within three months

Asia Pacific– within two years, starting from this October.

Disney also surprised people in the Netherlands, with an unexpected free launch for everyone. From November 12th people will have to sign up for it but until then it’s free in the Netherlands.

Device Compatibility for Disney Plus

Disney Plus has already made agreements for global distribution with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku, and Sony. It will be available on the following platforms:

  • Roku’s boxes, sticks, and TVs.
  • Apple TV, iPhone and iPad.
  • Android Phones and TVs
  • Chromecast
  • Xbox One.
  • PlayStation 4.

Wrapping Up!

Disney seems to have a long term strategy for creating a place in the market for itself, hence it is offering potential customers the greatest bang for their buck.

Disney Plus arriving will not immediately put other streaming services down, but eventually and strategically it will gain a huge share in the industry.

Slow and steady seems to be the policy for Disney Plus and with so much integration with different content creators, it feels that it will be successful in taking the bigger share of the pie.