The Walt Disney Company’s new streaming app Disney+ is coming to Australia.
On Tuesday, the company announced that global distribution agreements had been made with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Sony, meaning the app will be available on almost all major mobile device brands and connected TV devices.
The app – designed to showcase Disney’s extensive library of original content, from The Lion King, to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to the Star Wars franchise – has long been in the works. Original series in development for the platform include The Mandalorian (set in the Star Wars universe) from filmmaker Jon Favreau, as well as new Marvel superhero series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki (in which Tom Hiddleston plays the nemesis of the Avengers).
Disney+ is expected to be available on Australian devices on November 19 for $8.99 per month (or $89.99 per year). Consumers will be able to subscribe to the service through Apple devices, Google and Android devices, Microsoft’s Xbox One console, Android-based Sony TVs and Playstation 4 consoles, and Roku streaming players and TVs.