Disney+ is set to launch in the UK and several other territories across Western Europe on March 24, which is a whole week earlier than the original release date that was announced.
The House of Mouse recently updated its rollout plans for Europe, confirming that the release date for the streaming service has been brought forward for the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland, while much of the rest of Europe will gain access to the platform by summer. Pricing has also been confirmed as £5.99/€6.99 per month or £59.99/€69.99 for an annual subscription, per Deadline.
The streaming service is expected to launch with a library of content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, including plenty of original content such as Star Wars’ live-action series The Mandalorian, the Toy Story short series Forky Asks A Question, the live-action Lady and the Tramp, and The World According to Jeff Goldblum, though certain titles may vary by territory due to regional differences.
In its first year and beyond, Disney+ is slated to add Frozen 2 and a documentary on the making of the film, a Toy Story Bo Peep short, WandaVision starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, a Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston, a series based on Rogue One’s Cassian Andor starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk, and much more.
Despite suffering a few technical glitches, Disney+ signed up more than 10 million subscribers on its first day of operation in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands, where the direct-to-viewer service launched on November 12.
Further statistics indicate that, with an immense catalogue of titles available at launch, Disney+ users collectively spent 1.3 million hours streaming and watching the films and shows available to them on the first day of release.
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For more on Disney+, check out our reviews of The World According to Jeff Goldblum, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, The Imagineering Story, Forky Asks a Question and Marvel’s Hero Project. Alternatively, read our detailed write-up and final verdict of Disney’s new streaming service.