Streaming: Apple TV+ and Disney+ due for launch

Film and tech titans The Walt Disney Company and Apple Inc. will launch their own streaming platforms in November 2019 – at pretty competitive prices. We have all information you need at a glance.

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu – all these streaming platforms should warm up for November 2019, but not only because of Christmas approaching. Two of the world’s largest companies are launching their own competing formats this month: Apple TV+ and Disney+. The available film and TV shows as well as the monthly price are comprehensive and cheaper compared to the competition.

Apple TV+: Price and content

Apple TV+ has been available since November 1, 2019. Two months before the official launch, Apple announced that the service would initially cost $4.99 per month. However, the offer is not only aimed at Apple fans: the service is to be made available on Samsung, LG and Sony TVs. Amazon Fire TVs and Roku TVs will also support the app soon.

It has been known for some time that Apple is developing a streaming service. The company has spared neither cost nor effort. According to The Verge, Apple has already invested five billion US dollars in its own content in order to compete with Netflix and Amazon.

Anyone who orders a new Apple device from September 10, for example one of the new iPhone 11 Pro, will receive Apple TV+ for free for one year. To claim the free year, you simply have to register in the app with your Apple ID. The free plan should pop right up. Users of the student plan of Apple Music also get Apple TV+ for free. If you want to test the offer without any obligations, you can register for a free seven-day trial.

Disney+: Price and content

After acquiring Marvel Comics in 2009, 2012 and 2017, the production company Lucasfilm Ltd. and large parts of the media group 21st Century Fox, Disney is starting their own streaming service in 2019 under the name Disney+. Although Disney already owns 67% of Hulu (33% owned by Comcast), Disney is keeping the new service under their wing now.

For fans of Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars or National Geographic there will be little to no way around Disney+. As the Walt Disney Group owns the rights to all of this content, it goes without saying that it will also be available on Disney+. A variety of bonus material is also to be included. On November 12, Disney+ will launch in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands.

The price is $6.99 per month. Alternatively you can buy a yearly plan for $69.99. Disney+ will launch with 600 movies and shows and gradually expand its repertoire.

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* Approximate price incl. VAT, plus shipping costs // Last updated on 5. April 2020 at 10:57. Please note that prices shown here may have changed in the meantime. All data without guarantee.
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