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An image from the set of 'The Mandalorian.' Courtesy Walt Disney Studios.

What you Need to Know About Disney +

The featured image is from the set of Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, the upcoming live-action Star Wars series that’s coming to Disney +.  Now we finally know when. The Mouse House revealed the details about their upcoming streaming service, and there’s a lot to parse. We’ve put together this brief fact sheet to help you wrap your head around what Disney + is offering, how much it costs, and when it’s coming.

When does it launch?

Disney + will begin streaming on November 12, 2019.

How much does it cost?

Disney+ will cost $6.99 per month and $69.99 annually for a premium subscription.

What will it have?

This is but a sample of what Disney + will offer.

We wrote earlier today about the upcoming Marvel series about Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany’s Vision. This is one of the many titles Marvel has in the works for Disney +. They’ve got a series in the works based on Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and his eventual passing of the torch to the young superhero Kate Bishop, one on Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, and another following Anthony Mackie’s Falcon and Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier. Kevin Feige said that at least a dozen Marvel films will be available on day one. The rest of the titles will appear on the service eventually.

Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox included a majority stake in Hulu, which will be bundled in the new Disney + service alongside ESPN+. The streaming service will also, of course, have all Disney, Pixar, and National Geographic films. And, in case you’d forgotten—Disney also owns Lucasfilm—home of Star Wars.

Disney+ will carry every Star Wars films, plus the two prequels, Rogue One, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Considering that Lucasfilm and Disney will keep churning out Star Wars films, they’ll be added to Disney + after they’re released.

The new Fox assets that Disney now has includes National Geographic’s collection of documentaries and specials and the first 30 seasons of The Simpsons.

What does it look like?

Disney +’s homepage will be concise and clean. Subscribers will choose from one of five specific pages—Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, or National Geographic. Each page will be customized based on its specific content, with their own logos and interfaces. There’s a navigation bar on the left side of the screen also for easy searching through studios, genres, TV series, original films and more.

Subscribers will be able to customize the app. You can create watch lists or set parental controls. Every title will be available for download and accessible offline. What’s more, the content you download will be available to you for an unlimited amount of time, so long as you remain a subscriber.

Featured image: An image from the set of ‘The Mandalorian.’ Courtesy Walt Disney Studios. 

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