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Disney+ gets a UK release date

by James Walters. Published Fri 13 Dec 2019 11:21

In case you weren’t aware, Disney launched their very own streaming service on 8th November 2019 in the United States to rival that of Netflix and Amazon Prime.

The media giant pushed heavily that every IP owned by the House of Mouse would feature on the service and, while that goal hasn’t quite been met yet, US subscribers have been enjoying the content available, especially Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian.

Disney and Star Wars fanatics around the globe however, were left with only the images and memes of the show, unless downloading a VPN in order to create a US account. Disney did catch on however and account that were found using VPN’s were banned.

Fear not however, for it has been officially confirmed that Disney+ will makes way to the UK (and other European countries) as of 31st March 2020. While there isn’t any word yet on price, the US version was sighted as being on the cheaper end of streaming packages with options to increase your package to include more content. Whether or not this option will be available for us Brits is yet to be confirmed.

The service will give subscribers content across the 5 major factions that are under the Disney umbrella; Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, Pixar and National Geographic. These include back catalogues of content and upcoming series or movies, created specifically for the service. Marvel and the MCU will have a big presence on the platform as it’s next phase will share both the big screen and the small screen.

Perhaps the service will be enough to rival that of Netflix and Prime, what with the huge appeal that Disney as a brand has on pop culture, but only time will tell… and our bank accounts.



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