November marks the arrival of Disney+, so when exactly will it go live? The new streaming service focuses on diverse family-oriented content, and includes both monthly and yearly subscription plans. Disney+ will officially launch on November 12, but won’t be available to subscribers immediately after midnight. Here’s what you need to know about the specifics.
When Disney+ launches, subscribers will be able to search for original Disney content, along with productions from Fox, Lucasfilm, and Marvel Studios. In total, 800 programs are part of the Disney+ launch, including 300 movies and over 7,000 TV episodes. The streaming service offers monthly subscriptions for $6.99 or yearly subscriptions for $69.99. There’s also a monthly $12.99 bundle plan that includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. The new streaming service will be accessible on multiple devices, and Verizon Wireless customers are eligible for a free year with unlimited data.
Disney+ will seemingly launch at 3 am PST / 6 am EST on November 12, 2019. There’s been much speculation online, as official countdown clocks on the Disney+, Marvel, and Star Wars websites haven’t previously matched up. Even now, the Disney+ countdown doesn’t perfectly align with the Marvel and Star Wars sites, but all three have the same approximate timeframe. According to the Disney+ website, the service will indeed go live at 6 am EST.
With the arrival of Disney+, the Streaming Wars have significantly intensified. Original films like Lady and the Tramp and Noelle will be available on launch day, along with the original series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and The Mandalorian. On October 14, Disney+ announced the complete launch lineup, however popular movies like Tarzan, Up, and Stars Wars: The Last Jedi won’t be available quite yet, nor will the X-Men movies be available to stream.
MCU head Kevin Feige has stated that Marvel fans will need a Disney+ subscription to keep up. In the future, the new platform will be home to original series like Hawkeye, Loki, and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. When Disney+ launches, only eight MCU films will initially be available, but the rest will later be added.
Various streaming platforms have agreed to crack down on password sharing. The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment will keep an eye on streaming piracy, hoping to prevent people from mass-sharing passwords to avoid hefty subscription fees from month to month. Netflix, Disney+, and HBO Max will join forces to ensure that unethical streaming doesn’t become a major problem. Have your password ready when Disney+ officially goes live on November 12 at 6 am EST.