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March 14, 2020 2 min to read

All you need to know about the UK Disney+ launch

Category : Hobby

Streaming is the way to watch TV shows and films these days. While traditional TV and cinema will always have a market, there’s no denying that streaming is the preferred option for many. What people appreciate is that it lets you watch in your own time.

So long as your device has a steady internet connection, you’re able to watch as much or as little as you wish. For many years, Netflix has been the undisputed king of online streaming services – right now, it has around 150 million paid subscriptions around the world.

Its ongoing success has paved the way for many other similar services to launch, including Disney+, which is predicted to become a serious contender.

Disney+ UK Launch

Disney+ has been given an official UK launch date of 24 March. On this day, it will also be launching in seven other European countries, including France, Italy and Spain.

This date is one week earlier than the originally announced date of 31 March, so Disney fans will have to wait even less time before they can stream their favourite shows and films.

As you may well be aware, the service has actually already launched in several countries. Back in November, it was first rolled out to Canada, the Netherlands and the US on the twelfth, before hitting Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico on the nineteenth.

Many fans have expressed frustration that they’ve had to wait months for the service to become available in the UK, especially since it comes with lots of exclusive content.

However, when the service initially launched it did experience quite a few technical hitches, so perhaps the wait is a good thing.

Hopefully, on 24 March, the service will be rolled out smoothly, and everyone can start watching without any hiccups of any kind.

Disney+ UK Pricing

It’s recently been announced that there will be two pricing options available for Disney+. You can pay a flat monthly rate of £5.99, or you can go for the annual subscription, which costs £59.99 – this works out at a cheaper monthly rate of around £4.99.

The monthly rate of £5.99 is the same price as UK residents pay for Netflix’s cheapest option, which lets you stream on one device at a time in standard definition.

It’s expected that a lot of content available through Disney+ will be presented in 4K, something Netflix only offers with its more expensive payment options…
 
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