Disney+ Will Offer up to Four Simultaneous Streams and 4K Content for $6.99 a Month

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Disney's annual D23 Expo kicked off in Anaheim on Friday, and the company has revealed more details about its upcoming streaming service, Disney+.


According to CNET, Disney+ will cost $6.99 a month and give subscribers the ability stream up to four devices at the same time, with high-definition 4K content included at no extra cost.

That will make it highly competitive with Netflix, which increased its base price to $9 earlier this year. Netflix also charges subscribers $13 for high definition streaming on two simultaneous streams, and $16 for 4K and four simultaneous streams.

Of course, Netflix has built up a large library of content in its nine years operating as a streaming service, but Disney has a huge stock of established IP to draw from and is launching its platform with more than 500 feature films and over 7,500 shows, including the entire Pixar library and a raft of original content.


The company is debuting a Ms. Marvel series on the platform, as well as She Hulk and Moon Knight. A live-action Lady and the Tramp adaptation and an Obi-Wan Kenobi original series starring Ewan McGregor will also be exclusive to Disney+.

Other previously announced perks include numerous Star Wars series like The Mandalorian, several Marvel character shows, and exclusive streams for upcoming Disney movies including Frozen 2 and a live-action The Little Mermaid.

Disney's original episodes will be released weekly, in contrast to Netflix's tendency to release entire seasons in one go, and subscribers to the service will be able to set up to seven different user profiles (Netflix allows up to four).

Disney+ is set to launch on November 12 and will be available to watch on Apple TV (tvOS-supported models), iPad, and iPhone, with offline downloads supported on mobile.


This holiday season is shaping up to be all about the battle of the streaming platforms, with Apple TV+, Apple's new streaming television service, also expected to launch in November.

Apple TV+ will offer all of Apple's original TV shows and movies that are in development, and Apple is spending upwards of $6 billion for content. Little is known about Apple TV+, but it will be available on all devices where the TV app is available when it launches.

Apple has not yet announced pricing for the service, but it is ad free and shows will be available to watch on demand. Current rumors suggest it could be priced at $9.99 per month.

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Brenster

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Hoping for at least 5.1 DD+ if not Atmos on the technical front too. Disney Life, the Uk streaming service, has HD video (great) but only 2.0 DD sound, even for the newer films with existing multichannel mixes.
 

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I’m just very irritated only a small number of countries will have access to this service at launch. I’m sure there are reasons, but none are good enough.

The Mandalorian is going to get spoiled and pirated all over the internet, much as don’t condone either thing. It’s a shame.
 

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Sounds amazing. My whole childhood and recent high budget releases in one 6.99 $ package? I am sold!

Apple who?

I’m just very irritated only a small number of countries will have access to this service at launch. I’m sure there are reasons, but none are good enough.
internationally their streaming rights are all over the place. Netflix, Sky, Prime you name it.
 

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We gave up all linear TV 5 years ago, and went all streaming.

At the moment we subscribe to Netflix, HBO Nordic, Amazon Prime, Viaplay, and Sumo; which is maybe a bit too many.

I can see us kicking (at least) Viaplay to get Disney+, but not sure if we'll keep Apple TV+ after the free trial.
 

Porco

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internationally their streaming rights are all over the place. Netflix, Sky, Prime you name it.
Apparently so! IMHO they should have sorted them out before launching this, or they should have delayed the new exclusive content until sorting them all out. It’s reportedly going to take up to two years for some places. It’s ludicrous, and kind of sours me on the whole thing from the get-go.

I guess in 6 months or a year’s time It’ll have launched here (UK) and I won’t care anymore, but still...
 

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Apparently so! IMHO they should have sorted them out before launching this, or they should have delayed the new exclusive content until sorting them all out. It’s reportedly going to take up to two years for some places. It’s ludicrous, and kind of sours me on the whole thing from the get-go.

I guess in 6 months or a year’s time It’ll have launched here (UK) and I won’t care anymore, but still...
Easy to solve

1. make an US iTunes Account
2. buy a digital Apple store gift card on Walmart.com
3. subscribe to the service through the Apple store
4. get smartdns
5. enjoy!


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Apple was really stupid announcing their streaming service before revealing any details like price or launch date. Now they have lost their momentum and been overshadowed by Disney+ and HBO Max, which isn’t even launching til next year!

the only saving grace would be announcing it as being free for iDevice owners
 
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randian

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I don't see how Apple could offer TV+ at a higher price than Disney+ and expect to be successful with it. For that matter, ATV+ would be the same cost as Amazon Prime, without killer shows like Bosch and The Expanse, the extensive Prime catalog, plus of course the other benefits of Prime. A combined ATV+/Apple Music sub for $9.99 might be enough to entice people on the fence about either.
 

Ion-X

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Netflix's vast catalog of mediocre, drawn-out, time wasting shows is looking less and less appealing. At this point all I really care about is Disney+ and HBO (quality over quantity).

ATV+ doesn't even register as something worth subscribing to... hopefully they bundle it with something more immediately appealing, like Arcade, News+, or Music.