A number of companies such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have been walking into the growing streaming service industry over the past years in order to obtain massive audiences. The growth of the streaming industry has many factors backing it, which includes smartphones and the internet lowering its prices and the expansion of streaming apps to different devices. The next company to take advantage of the streaming service industry is Disney with its upcoming Disney+ platform.
Disney CEO Robert Iger shared on the Social Media platform a photo of the upcoming app, Disney+. The photo doesn’t show much about the app but it reveals its interface. The app has various categories, each representing a Disney franchise, like Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic and Disney itself. We can also see from the picture that the app has a ‘recommended for you’ and ‘continue watching’ tab in the interface.
Disney+ will be available on the web, browsers, smartphones, smart TVs, tablets as well as game consoles, same as the other well-known streaming services.
Disney+ to compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime starting with November this year
A deal for a PS4 version of the app has been made with Roku and Sony and it will support a multiplex of user accounts, offline viewing, and 4K HDR, Macrumors recently reported.
Disney+ will posture some severe competition to other streaming services as it will hold a lot of exclusive content, and will also deliver new TV shows ahead of the curve in its service. Numerous TV shows have already been announced, such as “Falcon & Winter Soldier”, and “WandaVision”, both based on Marvel characters. Another TV show based on Monters.inc, one other based on “High School Musical”, a Frozen 2 documentary, a Star Wars series, a live-action adaptation of “Lady and the Tramp”, two other projects starring Marvel characters Loki and Hawkeye, and so much more.
Macrumors added that all Pixar content will be available on Disney+ within the first year of release, also all Pixar’s theatrical shorts and all Star Wars films. The streaming service will be launched on November 12, 2019, having a monthly and annual subscription at the price of $6.99 and $69.99.