Disney + (or Disney Plus) is Walt Disney's new streaming service, launched last week in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands. The world's largest entertainment company promises a catalog of over 600 titles, including classics and new productions, for a monthly subscription of $ 6.99 (about $ 30, in direct conversion). The service also features 4K quality, HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Dolby Atmos support.
The intention is to expand the platform to the main global markets in the next two years. In Brazil, the release forecast for November 2020, but the price has not yet been revealed. Next, learn all about Disney +.
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Disney Plus logo, the company's new streaming service Photo: Disclosure / The Walt Disney Company
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Catalog of movies and series
There are more than 600 titles available, including movies, series and TV shows. Animation classics like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Snow White, and more are on the content list. Marvel superhero movies will also be present, as will the Star Wars saga. Another highlight is the thirty full seasons of The Simpsons.
Disney + Releases Thirty Seasons of "The Simpsons" Photo: Divulgao / Fox
Among the new productions, the great expectation is the Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. With episodes listed every week, the plot takes place five years after The Return of the Jedi and counts obstacles in the confines of the Galaxy. At its debut, the series surprised the audience by introducing baby Yoda's narrative.
Star Wars series The Mandalorian promises to be one of the biggest surprises of streaming. Photo: Dilvulgao / Disney
In addition, a live-action series about She-Hulk was confirmed by Marvel Studior president Kevin Feige in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. He further stated that Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight will also be guaranteed Disney + presence. Other titles like With Love, Simon, The Muppets and Toy Story will also have their own series on the platform. The Muppets promises guest appearances from various stars and Toy Story will be represented by Garfinho and Betty as short protagonists. In addition, the streaming showcases a new season of teen production High School Musical and the classic movie The Lady and the Tramp. 1955 will also win a live action.
The movie "Lady and the Tramp" wins live-action verse at Disney Plus Photo: Dilvulgao / Disney
Despite not having all the titles available, Disney released the full catalog for the United States in a trailer with more than three hours on its YouTube channel. It has not yet been confirmed whether content from other producers will also be present on the platform.
It has not yet been announced what will be the price of streaming subscription in Brazil. In the United States, the service has a monthly subscription of $ 6.99, about $ 30, or annual $ 69.99, about $ 290. This includes seven profiles and simultaneous use on up to four devices. .
Disney also offers an exclusive promotion to the United States: a combo with Disney +, ESPN +, the sports channel's on-demand platform, and Hulu Plus, the company's other series streaming service, for $ 12.99. ). By signing a package with operator Verizon, the American cable company, the user gets a year of free subscription to streaming. In Brazil, there is still no information on whether the service will have promotional packages like in the US.
Disney + has a catalog of over 600 titles Photo: Divulgao / Disney
Like other streaming services, users will be able to watch Disney Plus movies, shows and TV shows from wherever they are. To do this, simply have Internet access or download the content previously. The platform is available for virtually all devices: smart TVs, Android phones and tablets, iPhone and iPad (iOS), or in the web version right in the browser. Streaming can also be accessed via Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, RoKu and Xbox One.
Currently, among streaming services, Netflix is one of the most consolidated options, with 158 million subscriptions worldwide. The platform is also available in Brazil with prices starting at R $ 21,90. Here we also have other options such as Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV +, Telecine Play and HBO GO. With the arrival of Disney Plus in the country next year, competition is likely to become tougher, as many titles available on these other services are owned by Disney. For now, there is no information about the movies that have continued or not on other platforms.
All sites require an Internet connection, and some already have content available for offline viewing, but for a limited time. Like its rivals, Disney + promises that all of its titles can be downloaded. In addition, for a future release in Brazil, a free tasting period and more than one plan option are expected.
The Disney + press office confirmed to dnetc that the service arrives in Brazil in November 2020. For now, it is not possible to watch the new productions, as the company has not signed licensing agreements with the other streamings. However, titles such as Capit Marvel, The Leo King, Toy Story 4, The Walking Dead, How I Met Your Mother and Grays Anatomy will be made available to Brazilians through Amazon Video Prime by September next year.
Via New York Times and Digital Trends
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