Disney details launch of Disney Plus streaming service in Canada

Yolanda Curtis
August 21, 2019

Earlier this year, Disney removed Star Wars: The Clone Wars from Netflix in preparation for its own streaming service.

Disney+ enters the streaming wars on November 12, and it will bring with it a massive assembly of movies and TV shows that you won't be able to watch on any other streaming platform. However, the entertainment giant announced today that there will only be a select number of devices that are compatible with the Disney+ streaming service.

Disney boss Bob Iger said earlier this month following the business's earnings report that the new platform would debut in two worldwide markets on launch day.

In the Netherlands, Disney+ will cost subscribers a monthly €6.99 or €69.99 for an annual subscription.

Chief executive Bob Iger said during a recent earnings call the company would take advantage of its control of Hulu to bundle an ad-supported version of the streaming television service with Disney+ and ESPN in the USA for a monthly subscription price of $12.99. It's not clear exactly why Amazon's devices aren't supported, though.

The Walt Disney Company has detailed their forthcoming Disney Plus streaming service, revealing that it is set to launch in Canada in mid-November.

It can also be accessed on Microsoft's gaming console Xbox One, Sony's PlayStation 4 and Android TVs, as well as Roku TVs and streaming players.

Beyond Android, Disney+ will also be accessible from iOS devices including Apple TV.

This bundle not only includes access to Disney+, but also ESPN+ and Hulu.

The line-up of exclusive content that will be available on Disney+ has made a subscription a necessity for fans of Star Wars, and the MCU. One week later, Australians will get the service at a cost of $8.99 AUD, and so will residents of New Zealand at $9.99 NZD. Growth in that sector lifted Disney's overall revenue 33% from the prior year, up to $20.2 billion, the company announced in its most recent earnings report.

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