Disney+: What to Expect from Disney’s Streaming Service; On Demand, Family Friendly

Yes, there’s still room for another streaming service—and it’s one we can totally get behind.

Disney+, Disney’s upcoming streaming service, is a family-friendly, on-demand, subscription-based platform that offers every Disney movie and TV show you can imagine. With the Disney+ app, you can stream anywhere, any time, and on any device.

The premium service will include the classic animated movies the company is known for; the iconic masterpieces from the Disney Vault will no longer be under lock and key. Through Disney+, you can also find Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, and Star Wars films. You can even expect original movies and shows created specifically for the streaming service.

Due to the vast variety of content, different demographics—regardless of their entertainment preferences—are certain to flock to the platform. It’s estimated that there will be about 7,000 television episodes and 400 to 500 movies on the service.

Disney’s offerings will be a bundled package; Disney+ will operate alongside Hulu (which will house adult-oriented content) and ESPN. However, even though they’re bundled, these entertainment hubs will be individual subscriptions under the Disney umbrella.

With so much exclusive content, it’s ready to compete against the numerous digital streaming services that are currently out there. Disney is ending its distribution agreement with Netflix this year—and movies have already begun to disappear from the platform.

The plan is to let new Disney movies run in theaters before streaming them on the direct-to-customer platform. Disney+ will begin in the United States and then make its way to other countries around the world.

At the moment, DisneyNOW is a perfect preview of what is to come from Disney+. The app offers Disney games and TV shows; however, it requires authentication from a digital distributor, such as DirecTV Now or YouTube TV. In comparison to this app, Disney+ will be more over the top.

The monthly fee has yet to be announced, but there’s speculation that it will cost less than Netflix—and it may even be more affordable than Amazon Prime, too.

Disney is confident in the platform’s success because of brand recognition, the premium content, and the company’s already-profitable ecosystem.

According to CEO Bob Iger, Disney’s streaming service has been the company’s “biggest priority” for 2019.

Disney+ is set to launch in September this year. The company will reveal more specific details about the launch this April.