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  • Everything Parents Need To Know About The Upcoming Disney+ Streaming Service

    Learn more about this service and decide if it would be a worthy investment for you!
    by Kate Borbon .
Everything Parents Need To Know About The Upcoming Disney+ Streaming Service
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  • It seems as if every day we hear about another streaming service that’s about to launch, which can then make it hard to decide which to subscribe to. One new service that is about to launch is Disney+, which has already been getting major hype. Below, learn more about this service so you can decide whether it’s a worthy investment or not.

    Everything you need to know about Disney+

    What is Disney+?

    Disney+ is the Walt Disney Company’s upcoming streaming service, intended to compete with others like Netflix and Apple TV+. A paid subscription to Disney+ will give customers access to a vast library of Disney series and movies, content from studios under Disney such as Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, and National Geographic, and original projects.

    Disney also controls the streaming service Hulu, so customers have the option of purchasing Disney+ as a Hulu add-on. When the service is launched, customers can also get a bundled package with Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.

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    What can you watch on Disney+?

    The service will include a vast majority of the productions in the Disney catalog, making it enjoyable for both kids and adults. While it will feature productions from recent years, like Frozen, Moana, and Descendants, classic productions like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Parent Trap will also be available.

    Newer releases such as Toy Story 4, the live-action The Lion King, and Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker will be available on Disney+ after their theatrical and home-video releases.

    The service will also be premiering lots of original content, including several Star Wars projects like the series The Mandalorian and a prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Some live-action series under Marvel are in the works, like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and WandaVision.

    Finally, other original series you can expect on Disney+ are a Toy Story 4 spinoff called Forky Asks a Question, a cartoon based on the Monsters, Inc. franchise called Monsters at Work, a Hannah Montana revival, and some shows from National Geographic.

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    CNET reports that more adult-oriented Disney-related content will be streamed on Hulu, while ESPN+ will contain sports-related content.

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    How much does Disney+ cost?

    A Disney+ subscription costs $7 (around Php358) per month or $70 (around Php3,584) per year. The bundled package including Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ costs $13 (around Php665) per month. It is cheaper compared to its competitors and can be streamed on up to four devices, Business Insider reports.

    However, according to Disney Chief Financial Officer Christine M. McCarthy, this subscription price is expected to increase in the future as Disney+ continues to accumulate a bigger library of content.

    When will Disney+ be released?

    Disney+ will launch in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands on November 12, 2019, during which over 600 movies and TV shows will be made available.

    According to a Bloomberg report, the Walt Disney Company also announced that it is planning on introducing the service to Asia by the end of 2019.

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