Disney+ streaming service release date, price, shows and what movies and TV shows to expect

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Disney has announced plans for Disney+, a family-focused subscription streaming service.

  • In April 2019, Disney announced that Disney+ will cost $6.99 per month, or a discounted rate of $69.99 per year.
  • Disney+ is expected to launch in late 2019.
  • Disney+ will include 7,000 TV episodes and 400 to 500 movies at launch.
  • Disney already operates ESPN+, sports oriented streaming service operated by its subsidiary, ESPN.
  • According to Disney, Disney+ will be focused on family-friendly programming.
  • Much of this will include Disney’s archive of movies but will also cull content from National Geographic, Marvel, Pixar and the Star Wars brand.
  • Disney+ has also been announced as the exclusive streaming home for “The Simpsons.” 
  • Disney is also reportedly planning to develop scripted and non-scripted content for the service.
  • Most of Disney’s content will no longer be available on Netflix.
  • Disney did not renew its streaming deal with Netflix and that deal is expected to expire in 2019.
  • Hulu, meanwhile, which Disney is already a shareholder in but will become majority stakeholder, will still feature content from within the Disney family, with a focus on content not well suited for the family-friendly brand Disney+.
  • Disney+ will notably, according to the latest announcements, not include ABC television network content, which will remain on Hulu.