No Disney+ for UK at November launch

A waiting game for UK Disney+ fans

by Andy Bassett
Movies & TV News

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No Disney+ for UK at November launch
November the 12th will be exciting for some Disney fans and disappointing for others as the House of Mouse officially announces the territories and related prices for the official launch of its much anticipated streaming service, Disney+.
UK fans will feel let down that they will not be included in the launch lineup, as the countries announced for the November 12th debut date include Canada and the Netherlands alongside the US. A week later, November 19th will see Australia and New Zealand representing the southern hemisphere countries receiving the service.

Understandably, a truly global rollout presents huge challenges so a phased introduction was expected but several European countries may feel a bit shortchanged. Of course, the service will arrive in due course, promised over the next two years but FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) will be an immediate reaction for many eager fans.

Disney has also announced which platforms will be supporting its service and this includes availability on Apple TV (tvOS), Android mobile and Android TV, Chromecast, desktop web browsers, iPad and iPhone (iOS), Playstation 4, Xbox One, plus Roku streaming players and Roku TV. Users will be able to subscribe directly with Disney+ or via in app purchases on the announced platforms.

As the launch of several of these new streaming services nears, Disney will be hoping that their extensive lineup of fan favourite content including MCU, Star Wars and Pixar movies plus a large slate of brand new series based around these properties will entice legions of subscribers. Upcoming projects ranging from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki series from the MCU to Star Wars’ The Mandalorian and the recently confirmed Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which brings back Ewan McGregor to the title role, will be too much for some fans to ignore.

The staged rollout could prove problematic though as TV fans eager to get their hands on new content may well offset their inability to immediately subscribe to Disney+ and instead go straight for what is available, which could well play into the competition’s hands.

The Disney+ subscription charges announced for the rollout countries are as follows:
Netherlands: €6.99 or €69.99 for an annual subscription.
Canada: C$8.99 per month, or $89.99 per year.
Australia: A$8.99 per month or $89.99 per year,
New Zealand: NZ$9.99 per month or $99.99.

The US subscription was already known, at $6.99 per month or €69.99 when paid annually but Disney also recently unveiled an attractive offer of $12.99 per month which would include its Hulu and ESPN+ sports services.

There are likely to be a fair few disappointed AVForums TV fans after hearing this news. Does this change your plans or will you wait with good grace? Let us know in the discussion thread.

Source: www.broadba ndtvnews.com
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