Disney + UK: Price, launch info and how to watch on your TV

Here’s what you need to know about Disney’s new service which hopes to rival Netflix and Amazon

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Disney+ is a brand new streaming service arriving in the UK to rival the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime.

It's a comprehensive streaming platform featuring all the TV shows and films produced by Disney since 1937, as well as new exclusive content.

Disney+ will host five hubs dedicated to the major franchises owned by media company: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.

Here’s everything we know about it so far…

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When will Disney+ launch?

Disney+ launched in the UK on 24 March 2020, with a variety of classic Disney content as well as some of its new exclusives.

It launched in the US on 12 November 2019, and the service is set to arrive in every major region around the world within the next two years.

How much does a Disney+ subscription cost?

It costs £5.99 for a monthly subscription, or £59.99 to sign up for a year. At the moment you can also get your first 7 days of the service as a free trial.

How can I get Disney+ on a smart TV, through Sky or other devices?

First up, you can access Disney+ on your Samsung, Sony, Philips or LG Smart TV by searching for it and downloading the app, which you can then “add” to your home screen.

Don’t have a Smart TV? Fret not. You can gain access to the streaming service with a Smart TV stick, including ones from Amazon, and even a NOW TV box.

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Sky has agreed a deal with Disney, which will allow the service to be offered to Sky customers in the UK and Ireland.

The multi-year deal means that customers with Sky Q boxes are now able to pay for access.

Disney+ joins other apps, including competitors Netflix and iPlayer, on Sky Q.

Once you have signed up, you can create an account – fit with a Disney avatar of your choice – and scan through the extensive library of titles, a full list of which you can find here, for just £5.99 a month.

You can also access Disney+ online here.

In its first year, Disney+ will have more than 25 original TV series, alongside a library of more than 7,500 episodes of shows.

The service will feature five new shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, What If…?, Loki and Hawkeye.

Star Wars shows are also being developed for Disney+, including The Clone Wars, The Mandalorian and an untitled series revolving around Rogue One’s Cassian Andor.

All 30 seasons of The Simpsons will be available to watch from launch day, as well as all the series of Malcolm in the Middle.

Shows also in the works include spin-offs of High School Musical, Monsters, Inc, The Sandlot and Love, Simon.

Which films will be available to stream on Disney+?

Within the first year of Disney+, the service will feature all of the movies in the Star Wars series, including the original trilogy.

Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame will also both be available to stream, as well as every Pixar movie and all of the Disney classics, including The Lion King and Aladdin.

The live-action version of Lady and the Tramp, Anna Kendrick’s Santa Claus movie Noelle, Togo, Timmy Failure, Stargirl and The Phineas and Ferb Movie, will all also be available.

Approximately 500 movies are expected to be available to watch on the service when it launches, including classics such as Mary Poppins and The Princess Diaries.

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