The day has finally arrived, Disney’s long-awaited streaming service has finally launched in Canada, the Netherlands and the US.
The streaming service is home to hours upon hours of content from Disney’s library which now includes some 20th Century Fox titles as well. There are around 7,500 episodes of TV and 500 movies in the back catalogue.
But the more exciting part is some of the Disney+ Orignal content some of which is available now to watch on launch day:
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Lady and the Tramp (2019)
The World According to Jeff Goldblum
The Imagineering Story
Creating happiness is hard work. This six-hour saga chronicles the sixty-seven-year history of Walt Disney Imagineering, a place best described as equal parts artist studio, design center, think tank and innovation laboratory. This is where an eclectic group of creative people bring ideas to life. They’re responsible for building twelve theme parks around the world – the Happiest Places on Earth. Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks. Narrated by Angela Bassett.
Forky Asks a Question
Forky, from Disney and Pixar’s TOY STORY 4, is a craft project created from trash, so he has important questions about how the world works, such as: What is love? What is time? And of course, the deepest question of all, What is cheese? He explores all of these questions and more in a series of 10 shorts called Forky Asks A Question.
Disney+ will be the exclusive home of “SparkShorts,” the Pixar Animation Studios short film series designed to discover new storytellers and explore new storytelling techniques from across the studio.
Marvel’s Hero Project
The series, produced by Marvel New Media in partnership with MaggieVision Productions, reveals the remarkable, positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities. These young heroes have dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness, and now, Marvel celebrates them as the true Super Heroes they are.
In addition to the original content listed above, Disney’s 2019 films will be available to stream on day one, such as:
- Avengers: Endgame
- Captain Marvel
- Toy Story 4
- The Lion King (2019)
And there will be 25 original series and 10 original films and documentaries coming to Disney+ within the next year.
You can check out a list of more content coming to Disney+ here.
Disney+ is available to stream in 4K HDR with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Dolby Atmos for more immersive sound.
The Disney+ app is available on a number of platforms including
- Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV, and fully integrated with the Apple TV app; customers can subscribe to Disney+ via in-app purchase)
- Google (Android phones, Android TV devices, Google Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices)
- Microsoft (Xbox One)
- Sony / Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation4 and all Android-based Sony TVs)
- Roku (Roku streaming players and Roku TV models)
- Amazon Fire TV devices
- Samsung smart TVs
- LG smart TVs
The Disney+ smartphone/tablet app supports offline downloads, so you can watch on the go.
Disney+ costs $8.99 CAD ($6.99 USD) per month or $89.99 CAD ($69.99 USD) per year.
The service will be coming to more countries in the coming months with Australia and New Zealand on November 19th. Then followed by the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain starting March 31st, 2020.