Disney Plus launch date and what we know so far

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Brits have been teased by Baby Yoda memes long enough, but thankfully there’s an end in sight. Disney+ has revealed its UK release date is 24 March.

So get ready to binge watch Star Wars and Pixar classics like The Incredibles on your Smart TV, mobile or laptop.

If you want to be as prepared as possible for Disney+ day, read on to find out how you can get and watch Disney+ and what it will cost.

Disney+ UK release date

After months of anticipation and fretting Disney+ will finally roll out across the UK and a host of other European countries on 24 March.

While this is a week earlier than planned, it did come out in countries like the US, Canada and Australia back in November 2019. So it hardly feels fair.

But at least there’s now an end in sight and you’ll soon be able to start binge watching shows like The World According to Jeff Goldblum.

How much will Disney+ cost?

While American viewers may have got access to Disney+ first, at the very least it’s a bit cheaper in the UK.

At £5.99 a month or £59.99 for the year, Disney+ will cost the same amount as a basic Netflix subscription.

However, you’ll get far more bang for your buck. Whether you pay the annual or monthly fee, with either option you can stream on four different devices. Plus you can get unlimited downloads on a maximum of 10 devices.

How Disney+ works

Disney+ will essentially be like any streaming service you’ve used before. It’ll have no ads and you pay a small monthly fee to binge TV series and films, so no change there.

Much like with Netflix you’ll be able to stream Disney+ on your Smart TV, mobile or on a browser too.

Or if you want to watch your favourites series on your commute you can download TV shows and films on up to 10 devices too.

So if you fancy watching the live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp on the Tube or while eating meatballs, it should be a piece of cake.

How to get Disney+

When Disney+ does come out you might be wondering how you can actually get it.

Well the streaming service will work like any other, which means you’ll have to register with an email address, password and card details.

In a perfect world you could watch Disney+ for free, but until then, you’ll have to pay a little every month or each year.

Are there any offers?

In the US, customers are able to get a seven-day free trial before signing up to Disney+, so keep your fingers crossed. Hopefully Disney brings that to the UK as well.

Until Disney+ is actually released in the UK it’ll be hard to second guess any offers of course, but thankfully it looks set to be pretty cheap.

£5.99 a month or £59.99 for an annual subscription is a very good going rate, plus you can cancel anytime.

Is Disney+ available in 4k?

Those who enjoy the finer things in life are in luck, with Disney saying that you’ll be able to watch over 100 titles in 4K at home.

Another plus is you can set up parental controls, which could come in handy if your five-year-old is desperate to watch Star Wars.

Which devices and apps can you watch Disney+ on?

If the US is anything to go by, you should be able to get your fill of Disney+ on most devices and apps in the UK.

The streaming platform is available on PS4, Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku, Android, iOS, Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV.

Smart TVs such as LG WebOS, Samsung Tizen and Android TV all let US viewers watch Disney+ too. So once again, keep your fingers crossed if you own one of those devices.

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