Disney+ will launch in just three months, give or take – November 12th, to be more exact and, apparently, it will be quite the contender to Netflix. At least as far as its proprietary content goes. Sort of. Let’s give you the rundown of what you can expect.
The streaming service’s subscription will cost $7 and will come along with 4K video support, UHD, High Dynamic Range picture quality and four simultaneous streams. In addition to that, all users will get seven different user profiles included in that price.
New episodes from the series Disney will show will be released every week, as opposed to the Netflix design of dropping an entire season in one day. However, Netflix is, by comparison, more expensive and the users have to pay extra four simultaneous streams and 4K or HDR. If you want HD streaming with Netflix for example, you have to pay $13 a month while 4K and the four simultaneous streams bump up the price to $16 a month.
Disney+ took to the stage of the D23 Expo and showcased a live performance from the cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series in order to ramp up the interest for the streaming service. This series, alongside other originals like The Mandalorian and other blockbuster films from film studios the company has acquired (such as Marvel’s Captain Marvel) are key projects that aim to pull people into the subscription.
When it will launch, Disney+ will have over 500 films and 7,500 TV show episodes included in the library, in addition to all the Pixar films and The Simpsons episodes. Aside from that, Disney is also working on other new original series: Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Moon Knight, an Obi-Wan Kenobi series, a Lizzie McGuire show and a short series from The Muppets.
However, Disney will keep a good eye on what it is producing: according to an interview Michael Paull, President of Disney Streaming Services had with Engadget, Disney+ will be all about “quality over quantity”.