Disney+ will be available in just five countries when it launches in November 2019. This fall, the Mouse House is entering the streaming wars with their highly-anticipated platform, which comes packaged with a plethora of content at the start. In addition to over 300 movies and 7,000 TV episodes, there are several other original programs currently in the works, including multiple series in the Marvel and Star Wars franchises. The five MCU Disney+ shows are officially part of the property's Phase 4, connecting with the movies in ways the ABC and Netflix series rarely did.
Given the wide breadth of content, there's unsurprisingly great interest in subscribing to Disney+ when it finally hits the scene this November. Unfortunately for many consumers around the world, the Mouse House is going to take their time with a global rollout, as the service will be available in only five countries when it launches in a few months time.
Disney officially announced Disney+ will premiere in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands on November 12. The debut in Australia and New Zealand will take place one week later on November 19. Disney+ will cost €6.99 per month in the Netherlands, $8.99 per month in Australia and Canada, and $9.99 per month in New Zealand. As previously reported, the service costs $6.99 per month in America.
Disney is planning on having Disney+ be in "all major markets within the first two years," which means some countries may not get the service until some time in 2021. This will undoubtedly be frustrating for some consumers, especially since The Mandalorian is going to be streaming on the launch date. The first ever live-action Star Wars TV show is an obvious selling point of the platform, and it's going to be difficult for people to avoid spoilers online. As of now, there's no indication when Disney+ will be available in other parts of the world, so a majority of countries need to play the waiting game and hope they aren't left out in the dark for too long.
It would be reasonable to assume Disney+ will be available in Europe by 2020. That's when the first of the MCU series premieres, and considering the franchise's global outreach, Disney will want as many eyeballs on those shows as possible. Particularly since those series intersect with the Phase 4 movies, it wouldn't make sense to withhold series like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier from audiences for a prolonged period of time. Ideally, an official announcement on this matter will be made soon and Disney's global fans will have an idea about when they can expect Disney+ in their living rooms.