Following the massive success of Disney+ in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and the Netherlands, Walt Disney has moved the launch of its streaming service in Western Europe ahead by a week. The service was initially supposed to launch in the UK and other Western European markets on March 31st. Now, Disney+ will launch a week earlier on March 24th.
The pricing of the service has also been confirmed at £5.99/€6.99/month, while an annual subscription will cost £59.99/€69.99. The U.K. pricing of Disney+ is the same as the standard tier of Netflix. However, there is only one tier of Disney+ subscription that can be used by all members of a family. This package also includes support for streaming content in 4K.
On March 24th, Disney+ will launch in the following markets:
After this, the streaming service will launch in additional markets like Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal in summer 2020. It is unclear when Disney plans on expanding the availability of Disney+ across the entirety of Europe.
Disney+ has turned out to be a massive success in the U.S. where it garnered over 10 million subscribers within 24 hours of its launch. The service has a massive content library which includes over 7,500 TV episodes and 500 films. It also has a number of hit original content onboard including the Star Wars based The Mandalorian.
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