On November 12, 2019, families everywhere will have a brand-new streaming service, that could, quite possibly, replace most family oriented-streaming needs. We’re talking about Disney+; the epic home for the entire catalog of Disney animated films (previously known as “the vault”) as well as a ton of original programming including new Star Wars live-action TV shows and Marvel TV shows centered on super-popular actors and characters.
But, how do you get a jump on signing up for Disney+? How much does it cost?
Here’s the deal:
Once there, you want to click on that big blue button that says “Keep Me Updated.” At that point, you’ll be prompted to enter your email address. Once you do that, Disney will start sending you updates about when you’ll be able to sign-up for an account.
The pricing breaks down like this
If you want just Disney+ you’ve got two options
- $6.99 a month
- $69.99 a year
But, if you want Disney+ bundled with Hulu and ESPN it will only set you back:
- $12.00 a month
- $119 a year
Because this latter option is pretty much the same price as Netflix, it will be hard to justify not signing up. However, it’s unclear if this pricing is only an introductory offer, or if the price for Disney+ will increase after a year or so. It’s also unclear right now what happens if you already have a Hulu account.
Right now, Disney is saying that Disney+ will be available on smart TVs, phones, laptops, tablets, and gaming consoles. It’s unclear if this will include popular à la carte streaming services like Roku.
In terms of movies, nearly every single animated Disney movie will be on the service, which represents a huge paradigm shift from previous years. So, that means, for only $6.99 a month you’ll be able to watch The Little Mermaid as easily as the OG Mary Poppins. Apparently, this will also include most Star Wars movies, too.
Disney+ launches on November 12. So, presumably, you’ll be able to give them your banking information way before then.
This article will be updated as new information becomes available.
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