7 Things to Know About the New Disney Streaming Service
So many exciting updates!
If you’re a Disney fan, you probably can’t wait for their new streaming service, Disney+, to launch on November 12. Well, on Friday, the company made some exciting announcements about what to expect from the platform in conjunction with the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. Here’s everything you need to know.
You’ll be able to watch the old classics.
Disney said that the platform will include more than 7,500 television episodes, 100 recent theatrical releases, 25 original series, and 10 original movies, documentaries, and specials (more on that later) within the first year. But anyone who loves to rewatch the classics will have plenty to choose from: more than 400, to be exact, including those previously kept in The Vault.
Your subscription includes up to seven profiles.
According to a tweet from the official account of the expo, the streaming service will allow you to add up to seven profiles for the price of one subscription, so the whole family can have their own distinct accounts for the price of one.
You can get a discount.
A Disney+ subscription will cost you $6.99 a month, or $70 a year. Disney previously announced that anyone attending the D23 expo would have the option of getting a “Founders Circle” discount of 33 percent, which offers $23 off per year with a three-year commitment. If you don’t attend the expo, however, you can still get the discount with a D23 Gold membership (which costs $100 and comes with a variety of other VIP benefits). It’ll be available online between August 26 and September 2.
You can watch the live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp on the launch date.
Not all of the films in the library will be available right away, but the highly-anticipated live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp is set to stream on November 12. Disney shared their first poster for the film on Friday, and it looks magical!
And same goes for The Mandalorian.
Disney also shared the first poster for the Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian, which will be available to watch on November 12, as well. And if you’re a Star Wars fan planning a trip to the new Galaxy’s Edge theme park in Disneyland this year, you might want to familiarize yourself with the language they use there first.
There will be a Christmas movie starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader.
While there’s a lot of buzz surrounding Lady and the Tramp and The Mandalorian, Disney also surprised fans with a new holiday film, starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader as Santa’s children. It will be available to watch on the launch date, too!
There will also be a new series starring Jeff Goldblum.
Jeff Goldblum has had a major renaissance in the last few years, so fans of all ages were excited to see his debonair face in the first poster for the National Geographic and Disney+ series The World According to Jeff Goldblum. The show will reportedly see Goldblum pull back the curtain on “seemingly familiar objects to reveal a world of astonishing connections, fascinating science, and a whole lot of big ideas.”
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