We are just a few months away from maybe the most anticipated new streaming service coming out. Many of our readers have been asking questions about Disney+ so today we wanted to take a moment and answer some of your most comment questions. Here is everything we know about Dinsey+:
When will it launch?
Disney+ will launch on November 12, 2019.
How much will it cost?
Disney+ will cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year.
What devices will Disney+ work on?
Roku and PS4 support have been announced with Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox, and more coming soon.
Will Disney+ have offline viewing?
Yes, Disney+ will support offline viewing by allowing you to download movies and TV shows.
Will Disney+ Have 4K HDR Content?
Yes, Disney said some content on Disney+ will be in 4K HDR for customers with a supported device.
Will Disney+ have profiles?
Yes, Disney+ will offer profiles including profiles for kids that limit what content they can access.
Will Disney+ have ads?
Disney+ will be 100% ad-free.
Will Disney+ be rolling out around the world?
Disney+ will launch in the United States first and roll out to other parts of the world in the years to come.
Here is what the Disney app looks like:
Disney+ will use the same back end as PlayStation Vue & HBO NOW
Disney announced to no surprise that Disney+ will use Bamtech to run the back end of Disney+. This is the same company that runs the back end of PlayStation Vue, MLB.TV, and HBO NOW.
What content will it include?
Disney is banking on the idea that cord cutters will want Disney content enough to wait for the launch and pay for the subscription when the time comes. The streaming service will “not necessarily be in the volume game but be in the quality game,” according to Iger.
Disney announced that Disney+ will have thousands of Disney Channel shows. (Likely older episodes from older Disney Channel shows.) A live action TV show and a cartoon TV show based in the world of Star Wars will be included. There will also be a live-action Lady and the Tramp, and a series based on High School Musical have been confirmed.
Disney+ will also include movies from Fox including The Sound of Music and Fox shows like Malcolm in the Middle.
Here is the original shows and movies Disney has announced so far for Disney+:
Live Action Series
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series– In this 10 episode series, a group of real students at East High, the school shown in the High School Musical films, prepare for their own performance of “High School Musical.”
The Mandalorian– The Disney+ live-action Star Wars series is set after the fall of the Empire and tells the story of a gunfighter in a galaxy far from the New Republic.
Diary of a Female President– This series is the story of a 12 year old Cuban-American girl with dreams of becoming president of the United States.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier– Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan are back in their roles as Falcon and Winter Soldier in this Marvel series.
Loki– Another Marvel series, Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as Loki.
WandaVision – Rounding out the Marvel live action series is WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff and The Vision.
Untitled Cassian Andor Series– This Star Wars series is a spy thriller, starring Diego Luna as Cassian Andor. Expect this one in the second year of the streaming service.
Animated Series & Shorts
Monsters at Work– Featuring many of the original Monsters Inc. cast members, this series picks up six months after the original movie to follow a new Monsters Inc. employee, Tylor Tuskmon.
Forky Asks A Question– Forky from Toy Story 4 hosts this series of 10 shorts where he answers important questions about the world around him.
SparkShorts– This series from Pixar Animation Studios features new storytellers telling stories in new ways with the resources of Pixar.
Lamp Life– Bo Peep from Toy Story 4 takes the lead in this short film that shows what the character has been up to since Toy Story 2.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars– Disney+ will be the new home of The Clone Wars with 12 new episodes airing during year one.
Marvel’s What If…?– The first animated Marvel series is inspired by the comics and tells stories of important moments in the Marvel Universe.
Documentaries, Unscripted Series, & Live Specials
Encore!– Kristen Bell executive produces this series that brings together former high school musical castmates to re-create their original performance.
Shop Class– In this competition series, students are given a challenge to design, build, and test new inventions with one team becoming the champions.
Marvel’s Hero Project– Focusing on real life superheroes, this series introduces audiences to those making a difference in their communities.
Marvel’s 616– This documentary series looks at the historical, cultural, and societal context of Marvel’s stories.
The World According to Jeff Goldblum– This series has Jeff Goldblum taking a closer look at everyday objects and experiences, sharing the history and uniqueness that brings ideas to life.
Be Our Chef– This is the cooking competition show that Disney+ will be introducing. Angela Kinsey hosts the show that brings two families to the kitchen to create Disney inspired dishes.
(Re)Connect– Disney is all about bringing families together. In this series, experts help families work through obstacles to become closer.
Rogue Trip– Journalist Bob Woodruff and his 27 year old son Mack take a unique family vacation to visit sites not often seen by tourists in this series.
Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2– Follow along in the making of Frozen 2 in this documentary that shows the process of artists, cast, and crew.
Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series– This is a behind the scenes look at the history of Walt Disney Imagineering and everything that has gone into creating this magical world.
Ink & Paint– Learn more about the trailblazing women who helped to create Disney classics in this documentary series.
Magic of Animal Kingdom– Go inside the Disney Animal Kingdom park and Epcot SeaBase Aquarium to learn more about the animals and caretakers at Disney.
Earthkeepers– After exploring Animal Kingdom, this series takes a look at the conservationists working to study and protect endangered species.
Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies– Another behind the scenes look at the world of Disney, this series takes a closer look at the props and costumes that brought our favorite stories to life.
Lady & The Tramp– This remake of the 1955 film tells the story of a proper house dog and an outdoor stray who find companionship and adventure.
The Phineas and Ferb Movie– Phineas and Ferb are back on screen in this movie, as they cross the galaxy to rescue Candace who has been abducted by aliens.
Noelle – Voiced by Bill Hader and Anna Kendrick, this story following Nick Kringle and his sister Noelle and Nick finds himself in the stressful situation of being next in line to become Santa.
Stargirl– Based on the young adult novel Stargirl, this movie is a coming of age story of Leo Borlock and Stargirl, the new girl in school who shows everyone what it means to be yourself.
Timmy Failure– Another movie based on a book series, Timmy Failure is the story of a quirky hero and his polar bear best friend who create a detective agency.
Togo – This is the true life story of a remote Alaskan town that is struck with disease. When the town has no way to get medicine and with a massive storm on the way, they put their trust in a man and his sled dog.
In addition to these new series and movies, we’ll see a library of more than 7,500 TV episodes and 500 movies.
Are you looking forward to the Disney+ launch this November? Let us know what series and movies you’re most excited to watch.
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