Updated: Feb 10
When are its release dates?
Disney Plus launched Nov. 12 in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands. The initial launch of Disney Plus came less than two weeks after Apple TV Plus rolled out. Disney Plus arrived on Nov. 19 in Australia and New Zealand.
On March 24, it will launch across parts of Western Europe, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and a number of other countries in the region. Then Disney Plus will come to Belgium, the Nordics, Portugal and “additional western Europe markets” in summer 2020,
Globally, Disney plans a progressive rollout worldwide over two years. The company provided a generalized timeline for when it’ll expand the service to the world’s major regions.
Disney Plus is slated to roll out in:
Eastern Europe over the course of a year starting as early as October 2020.
Latin America over the course of three months starting as early as October 2020.
The Asia Pacific over the course of two years starting anytime — the company hasn’t specified.
A report in November indicated that Disney plans to launch in India and parts of Southeast Asia as soon as the second half of 2020, according to two anonymous sources.
Kevin Mayer, the Disney executive in charge of the division launching Disney Plus, declined to specify any other international launch dates in August. But he told a group of international press that he believes people “will be happy” with how quickly Disney rolls out the service to international markets.
How much does it cost?
In the US, the Disney Plus service costs $7 a month, or $70 a year. In Canada, Disney Plus is priced at CA$9 a month, or CA$90 per year. In the Netherlands, it is 7 euros a month, or 70 euros per year. In Australia, it’s priced at AU$9 a month, or AU$90 per year. And New Zealand subscribers pay NZ$10 per month or NZ$100 per year.
The US price undercuts the $13 monthly fee for Netflix’s most popular plan in the US, which lets you stream to two different devices simultaneously in high definition. Disney Plus, however, allows all subscribers to stream to four devices and access 4K content at no extra cost — features Netflix includes in its $16 premium tier.
Disney Chief Financial Officer Christine M. McCarthy hinted Disney Plus pricing may rise as the service advances, calling the $7-a-month fee an “initial” price.