New Streaming Service: “Disney Plus” Arriving This November

Kayla Mutchler, Entertainment Editor

Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video are some of the most popular streaming services, and on Nov. 12, 2019, Disney Plus. The Disney Plus is a subscription based application that will cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 annually. 

Disney Plus will feature an immerse library. It will include their classic Disney content as well as Disney-owned movies, TV shows, and new releases. Disney owns multiple companies and franchises—including Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic, and more—so most programs under those will be available through the subscription.

The Disney Plus website says that the streaming service “delivers your favorite entertainment to smart TVs, phones, laptops, tablets, and gaming consoles.”

With the new platform, Disney is ending a licensing deal with Netflix this year. That means all Disney programs will be removed from Netflix. All new theatrical releases will go on Disney Plus when it is available. 

Business Insider said that Disney predicts the service will have 60 to 90 million subscribers by 2024. They will spend $1 billion during its first year of streaming, and $2 billion annually in original content.

Disney Plus will feature new shows and movies. There will be multiple new Star Wars series and movies, such as “The Mandalorian,” a new season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” and an Obi-Wan Kenobi series. New Marvel content will also be available, such as “Ms. Marvel,” She-Hulk,” “Loki,” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”

Spin-offs and reboots of Disney shows and movies will also feature on Disney Plus. Two revivals include a “Lizzie McGuire” series starring Hillary Duff, which does not have a release date yet, and “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” which will be available at launch. 

Disney also merged with 20thCentury Fox, allowing it to stream programs such as all 30 seasons of “The Simpsons” and “The Sound of Music,” among others. 

More shows and movies will be available as Disney Plus matures.