First Look at Disney+ Reveals Apple TV App, 4K Video, 500+ Movies and More
Disney has revealed more details about its highly anticipated streaming service Disney+. The media giant announced the Disney+ catalogue at D23 Expo alongside the new Avenger Campus theme park and a Disney+ docuseries.
500+ Feature Films and More
Disney+ is expected to launch in November 2019 for USD 6.99 per month. At launch, Disney+ will stream all the Disney movies and exclusive shows. Here is what you can expect:
- More than 500 feature films.
- Over 7,500 show episodes.
- “The Mandalorian” a new original series.
- Hits like “Captain Marvel”
- Classics like The Simpsons
- The entire Pixar movie library
Last week Disney also announced that Disney+ would have dedicated apps for iOS and Android. You also be able to stream Disney+ on Apple TV, Xbox One and Roku. Engadget reports that a demo of the Apple TV app was in display at the D23 Expo.
Human-curated Content and Up to Seven Viewer Profiles
There are already a bunch of streaming services available in the market, and as Engadget says, the app interface looks a lot like that of Apple TV. The company will have to use all the tricks up its sleeves to win customers over.
Similar to all the other streaming services currently available in the market, Disney+ also will have Machine Learning generated recommendations. However, you will see collections curated by actual people as well. Netflix too recently announced human-curated content on its service.
Michael Paull, president of Disney Streaming Services, told Engadget that “the idea with the Disney+ app is to make it simple, elegant and easy to use, regardless of what device you’re watching on.”
The app will have up to seven user profiles at launch. Each profile will have “Recommended” and “Continue Watching” lists. Each account will be limited to four concurrent streams.
Disney+ has a carousel of popular studios on the home screen. You can, for example, click on Marvel or Pixar to start watching movies and shows from your favourite studio.
Offline Download, 4K, and HDR
With Disney+, you will be able to download videos and watch them when you are offline. Videos will stream in 4K, HDR and Dolby Atmos. This is included with the standard $8.99 CAD plan. In the U.S, customers can also get a $12.99 USD bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu (this most likely won’t be available in Canada).
DIsney+ indeed looks like an attractive package, especially if you are a fan of the magical world of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. It’s going to be tough for Apple TV+ to catch up to the Disney library.
Are you planning to sign up for Disney+?