Disney's new streaming service has launched in the UK

Laura Jane Turner
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Disney+ UK is finally happening after officially joining the streaming service race last year, by launching Disney Plus in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, as well as Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico.

The release date for its expansion was set at March 31, but then Baby Yoda came along to tamper with things (just watch the video above) and Forced the release date forward to today (March 24).

From that point, Disney+ will also become available in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland. It will launch in Western Europe – including Belgium, the Nordics and Portugal – in summer 2020.

Disney+ UK: What is the cost?

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Disney+ UK's pre-order is now available, meaning you can be good to go as soon as streaming becomes available where you live tomorrow.

Standard pricing is confirmed to be £5.99 per month or, should you choose the annual subscription, £59.99 for the year. Terms and conditions apply.

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Elsewhere, costs will be €6.99/CHF9.9 per month, or €69.99/CHF99 for an annual subscription.

Disney+ UK free trial: Is that an option?

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If you're trying to decide whether to fork out for another streaming service, you will be able to sign up for a seven-day free trial to check out what the platform has on offer.

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This option will be available on the standard membership, but if you're not happy, be sure to cancel it before it ends to avoid a bill.

Disney+ UK content - TV shows and movies: What content will be available?

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Disney+ has promised that you will be able to stream over 1,000 movies, TV series, new originals and more 'from the 5 wonderful worlds of Disney+'. If you want to know what those worlds are, it spans Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.

You can see the full-list of what will be available on Disney+ on UK launch tomorrow here.

Earlier this month, the first teaser trailer for Marvel's TV shows debuted during the Super Bowl. The footage included a sneaky peek at Tom Hiddleston's Loki, the time-bending WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.

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In addition, three other series are also in development: Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk.

It seems that Disney+ is putting a lot of stock in its Marvel content, and these highly-anticipated TV shows will play an integral role in the next phase of the movies and the franchise as a whole.

We have a little wait for the Marvel shows, but at the point of launch, Disney+ will be home to over 25 exclusive Disney+ Originals. These will include:

The Mandalorian

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, with brand new episodes

Diary of a Future President

New feature films, which will be exclusive to Disney+, will include:

Lady and the Tramp

Togo

Stargirl

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Shorts on Disney+ will include:

Forky Asks a Question

Lamp Life

Pixar in Real Life

Float

How does Disney+ work?

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Disney+ will be available to stream across a number of platforms, including all major mobile and connected TV devices from the point of launch. Game consoles, streaming media players and smart TVs will be compatible.

Viewing will be advert-free, and you will be able to use up to four devices at any one time. Disney+ will also offer multiple downloads and tailer-personalised recommendations to the user (presumably using an algorithm, like Netflix).

Subscribers will be able to set up to seven different profiles – with the option for parents to create Kids Profiles with a child-friendly interface and access to age-appropriate content.

Disney+ will finally launch in the UK and elsewhere on March 24.

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