Disney + to be released with support for Chromecast, Apple TV, PS4 and Xbox One | Business

O Disney + will be released on November 12 in the USA, Canada and the Netherlands with original series, all seasons of Simpsons and the entire Disney movie catalog. It was expected that the streaming service would be available on several devices, and now we have official confirmation: the competitor of Netflix will be compatible with iOS, Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, Playstation 4, Xbox One, desktop browsers, among others.

Disney + apps will feature dedicated sections for each of Disney’s top brands: Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and National Geographic, as well as Disney itself. They will have support for downloads to watch offline, and will have some content in 4KHDR.

At launch, Disney + will be compatible with the following platforms:

  • Android, Android TV, Google Chromecast
  • iPhone (iOS), iPad (iPadOS), Apple TV (tvOS)
  • desktop web browsers
  • SonyPlaystation 4 and PS4 Pro
  • Microsoft Xbox One, One S, One X, One S All-Digital Edition
  • Roku and Roku TV

Amazon devices are missing from the list, but this should be temporary: other Disney streaming services – like Hulu and ESPN + – work normally on Fire TV and tablets Kindle Fire. (They are also compatible with Samsung and LG smart TVs.)

Apple device users will be able to subscribe to Disney + as an in-app purchase. Netflix stopped offering this possibility in late 2018, as this forces the company to pay a percentage to the App Store; it is 30% in the first year and 15% in the following years.

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Disney + arrives in November in the USA, Canada and Australia

In the US, Disney + will be released for $ 6.99 a month or in a $ 12.99 monthly package that also includes Hulu and ESPN +; this is exactly the same price as the standard Netflix plan.

Also on November 12, Disney + will be available in Canada for C $ 8.99 a month (or C $ 89.99 a year); and in the Netherlands for € 6.99 a month (or € 69.99 a year). The following week, on November 19, the streaming service arrives in Australia and New Zealand.

There is still no forecast for launch in Brazil, but there is already a official Disney + page in Portuguese; the service should reach “the main global markets in the first two years”, according to the company.

With information: Engadget, The Verge.

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