Disney+ launches: Find out how much it costs and how to get it


Disney+(NEW YORK) — You’ve likely heard about Disney+, the new streaming service from The Walt Disney Company that launches Nov. 12.Disney+ is the home for all things Disney, including content from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and National Geographic.A subscription costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year, and users will be able to download TV shows and movies, so that they can watch them even if they aren’t connected to the internet.”This is a big deal. All Disney in one place never existed before,” Disney CEO Bob Iger told ABC News’ Good Morning America in April. “That’s [like] going to Disneyland every day of the week.”In addition to beloved Disney classics — everything from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Moana is available — there will be new movies to watch on launch day, including a live-action Lady and the Tramp and Anna Kendrick’s holiday movie, Noelle, about Santa Claus’ family.Disney and Fox TV series, including Goof Troop, Boy Meets World and all 30 seasons of The Simpsons are also available, as well as new, original series that will be making their debut.

Star Wars fans have been eagerly anticipating The Mandalorian, a spinoff set after the fall of the Empire, while Marvel devotees have Marvel’s Hero Project to look forward to. (Other Marvel series, including Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston, are forthcoming.) High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will also be available at launch, as will Kristen Bell’s Encore, a reality series that reunites casts of high school musicals.Disney will be adding many new titles in the future, too. While most Pixar films are streaming to start, Coco and Toy Story 4 will be added later, as will 2019 releases Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and The Lion King. One new original series that has made headlines is a sequel of Lizzie McGuire, starring Hilary Duff, which is currently in production. There will also be a TV spinoff of the film Love, Simon set to premiere during the first year of Disney+.For those looking to invest in more than just Disney+, there is also a $12.99 monthly bundle option that includes Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+, and Verizon customers can get a year subscription to the streaming service for free. If that’s not enough, Disney is offering several deals to celebrate the launch of Disney+: Lyft users can snag a free ride using the promo code “DISNEYPLUS,” and if you buy a select bouquet from Urban Stems, Disney+ will double the flowers.Disney+ “is an extension for the company of what it has done for 96 years, which is tell great stories that entertain the world, people of all generations,” Iger said. “Because the stories that we tell tend to touch people’s hearts, they kind of live forever.”You can preorder the streaming service at DisneyPlus.com.Disney is the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.