Disney+ streaming: Launch date, subscription cost, which TV shows and films feature

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Disney+ is a brand new streaming service arriving in 2019 to rival the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime.

It will be 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…

When will Disney+ launch?

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

It launched Disney+ 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 will cost £5.99 for a monthly subscription, or £59.99 to sign up for a year.

Which TV shows will be available to stream on Disney+?

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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