Disney is offering customers the option to sign up for a monthly subscription pass at $6.99 a month, or an annual fee of $69.99. Those who want to purchase the bundle — which includes Disney+, the sports streaming service ESPN+, and ad-supported Hulu — should wait until launch day on November 12th, the company said in a press release. That subscription will cost $12.99 a month.
All subscription packages will automatically renew, according to the company, but there will be an option to cancel at any time before each renewal date. All new Disney+ subscribers can sign up for the seven-day free trial.
Some Disney+ subscription packages have already been offered to select Disney membership holders, including those who attended D23, the company’s biennial fan conference. The service is also already available in a beta version to customers in The Netherlands.
Disney+ will launch with 25 original series and 10 original films within its first year. That includes the highly anticipated Star Wars show The Mandalorian, and a live-action version of The Lady and the Tramp.
What is Disney Plus?
As mentioned, Disney Plus is the official name for the Disney streaming service that was first announced in August 2017. It will be the home for people of all ages to watch movies and TV shows across all of Disney’s brands. That includes its main Disney brand, its Pixar animated movies, and its Marvel Studios and Star Wars properties.
At the service’s placeholder website it also shows it will have content from National Geographic when it launches. In December 2017, Disney announced its plan to acquire most of Fox’s content, including its majority control of the NatGeo TV channel. When Disney Plus actually launches, it will have content from that channel as well, since the deal to acquire Fox has since closed.