Ever wish you had a Disney streaming service for access to all the best content Disney has to offer? Soon you will have access to just that! Disney is calling this new serviceDisney Kids TV and not only is it a streaming service but it is also a streaming set top box. Disney’s new set-top box will streams media and play games and is built for kids. Disney says they are looking at launch date for the device and service sometime in 2017 launch for the device.
The Disney Kids TV box will come in one of three themes — Frozen, The Avengers and Disney Kids at launch. Being a Disney service you should expect other branded versions of the box to come at a later date.
Disney Kids TV is meant to be a set-top box for kids rooms. Disney Kids TV will come preloaded with movies, TV shows and games. It supports 4K resolution as well. The Disney Kids TV box will feature everything a Disney fan would want like Disney themes, streamlined menus, ad-free experience and a Disney-branded game controller will also be available. There is no word on Disney’s new streaming service coming to other devices at this time. Yet it is very likely we will see this service roll out to Roku, Fire TV, and other streaming media players.
The box will cost $99 and is expected to launch sometime this year, though no firm date has been given. A Disney-branded controller will also be offered for $39, though it is described as optional and users will be able to connect other Bluetooth controllers to the box. IGN also reports that the box will be able to download anything from the Google Play store and IGN added that they are working on a Disney Kids TV tablet at some point in late 2017 or 2018.
Update: Disney has reached out to several media groups to state “The representative stressed that SnakeByte does not currently hold a license from Disney, and that reports about Disney’s plans involving the device are inaccurate, as the box that was being shown at CES was “a speculative prototype that was mocked-up by SnakeByte for CES, for exploratory discussions about acquiring a license from Disney for some EMEA territories.”
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