The Disney+ subscription streaming service will be made available on consoles, Disney has recently confirmed.
Here’s all we know.
Disney+ console availability
In addition to availability on devices like Chromecast and Apple TV, Disney+ will also be available on Xbox One, PS4 and Switch. The PS4 has been confirmed for launch, and Disney is hopeful that the Xbox One and Switch will join that list.
Disney also confirmed its service will provide support for up to 4K HDR video playback, depending on the device.
What will be available on Disney+?
The short answer is a lot.
“In year one, you’ll be able to rediscover more than 7,500 episodes and 500 films from our library,” Disney advised.
A press release has also confirmed that “all 30 seasons of The Simpsons will be available on the service on day one” in addition to other Fox properties like The Sound of Music, The Princess Bride and Malcolm in the Middle.
This author is perhaps most excited about a new show called High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
A number of new Marvel and Star Wars shows will also be on offer, as detailed below.
Disney+ Marvel TV shows and movies
Disney’s Marvel Studios will offer a number of Marvel television shows on the service, including:
- Loki with Tom Hiddleston
- WandaVision with Elizabeth Olson (The Scarlet Witch) and Paul Bettany (The Vision)
- Marvel’s What If…?
- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier starring Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier).
A fifth series called Hawkeye, starring Jeremy Renner, has also been rumoured.
Disney+ Star Wars TV shows
Disney+ worldwide availability and pricing
Disney today said it anticipates a rollout to regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America within the next two years. The service has been confirmed for the United States of America for launch on 12 November; it will cost $6.99 USD a month or $69.99 USD a year.
We’ve gone to Disney Australia and New Zealand to see if we can get more specifics for our region.
We’ll have more on Disney+ as it’s made available. Australians can head to the service’s official website to register for updates.