Disney will begin its international roll-out of Disney+ on the same day the highly-anticipated streaming service is made available to American audiences.
Both Canada and the Netherlands will be able to access Disney’s brand-new direct-to-consumer-streaming service on November 12.
In the U.S., access to Disney+ will cost $6.99 per month (or $69.99 per year). In Canada, the service will cost $8.99 (Canadian) per month (or $89.99 per year), and in the Netherlands, the price will be €6.99 per month (or €69.99 per year).
The streaming service will then be made available to audiences in Australia and New Zealand just one week later. Disney+ will be available from November 19 in Australia and New Zealand priced at $8.99 (Australian) per month (or $89.99 per year) and $9.99 (New Zealand) per month (or $99.99 per year).
In other news, Disney has just now launched specific social media accounts for Disney+. Disney now has Disney+ Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. The House of Mouse released the following video via the brand-new handles on Monday (August 19):
Someone asked us to formally introduce ourselves so of course we made a video. pic.twitter.com/VZLrJ6ff7k
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 19, 2019
The company reportedly expects Disney+ to be available in all major markets within two years of its release.
If all of that’s not enough juicy Disney+ goss to whet your appetites, then hold tight until D23 this weekend (August 23-25) – we can pretty much guarantee you’ll have so many release dates to keep a note of that you’ll need a second diary. Possibly a third.
Those attending this year’s D23 Expo will be among those lucky few to experience the streaming service before anyone else. The showcase will be taking place on Friday, August 23 (at 15:30 in Hall D23, for those attending).
Along with Disney+, Hulu and ESPN will be offered as a bundle for streamers. The bundle will include Disney+; Hulu’s basic on-demand plan (not including Hulu’s live TV add-on); and the sports streaming service, called ESPN+. Disney announced this week that the price of the bundle will be $12.99 a month.