It was recently announced that Disney would be launching their own streaming service, Disney+, this fall. That comes after several steps in removing their content from other services, like Netflix and Amazon Prime, and after announcing big shows that would be exclusive to Disney+ so let’s take a look at what you need to know about this new streaming service hoping to earn your business. 

The launch date: November 12, 2019

As of right now, Disney+ is set to launch on November 12, 2019 in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands. You can register in advance now, or you can wait until that date to set up your service. You’ll be able to download the app on your phone or set it up on any TV that allows streaming services, such as a Roku TV, Apple TV, et cetera. Web browsers will also be able to stream it.

The cost: $7 a month

The advertised price of Disney+ will be $7 a month, which is cheaper than Netflix and HBO right now. Those services may lower their prices if Disney+ proves successful. Through September 2nd, Disney+ offered a deal to online subscribers that they could get the service for under $4 a month, but they had to pay for three years in advance. That came to about $140, but at least that gives some hope that they intend for this streaming service to stick around. Disney, which also owns most of Hulu now, will offer a bundle where you can get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN Plus for around $13 a month, which sounds like a steal to me. 

What you can watch

While Disney+ will inevitably see shows and movies come and go like Netflix has, here’s a look at some of what will be available when the platform launches on November 12th. 

    • Toy Story 1, 2, 3

    • Bambi

    • High School Musical

    • Thor: The Dark World

    • Captain Marvel

    • Star Wars 1-7

    • Rogue One

    • Frozen

    • Moana

    • The Princess Diaries

    • Boy Meets World

    • Kim Possible

    • Raven’s Home

    • The Little Mermaid

    • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

    • Up!

    • Monsters, Inc

    • Loki

    • Lizzie McGuire reboot

    • The Simpsons

No word yet on classics like Hannah Montana or when the full slate of Disney movies will be available, but I’m excited to see what all there is to offer, from the oldies to the newbies. I’m actually more excited about being able to watch old favorites and things I’ve forgotten about more than watching new movies and TV shows. 

Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member