The Walt Disney company’s new giant streaming service, Disney Plus, is officially coming to Canada.
Earlier this year, Disney Plus announced it would be launched in the US on November 12, 2019. And on Monday, the company confirmed it will be launching in Canada on the same day.
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Canada will be one of the first three markets for Disney Plus, alongside the US and The Netherlands. Australia and New Zealand will gain access just a week later on November 19.
A price of $8.99 per month (or 89.99 per year) is expected for the Canadian market.
Disney Plus will offer fans of all ages a new way to experience the company’s content from their wide variety of brands, which include Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, all of which can be connected to your TV and mobile devices.
— Walt Disney Studios Canada (@DisneyStudiosCA) August 19, 2019
In a Twitter thread shared earlier this year, Disney revealed details and content offerings of its new service, which included access to every Star Wars movie, a slew of Marvel Cinematic Universe-related TV shows, and an extensive movie library containing classics like Mary Poppins and Alice in Wonderland.
“Disney+ marks a bold step forward in an exciting new era for our company — one in which consumers will have a direct connection to the incredible array of creative content that is The Walt Disney Company’s hallmark,” said The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO, Robert Iger, in April. “We are confident that the combination of our unrivalled storytelling, beloved brands, iconic franchises, and cutting-edge technology will make Disney+ a standout in the marketplace, and deliver significant value for consumers and shareholders alike.”
Much like its streaming competitors, the platform will use an algorithm to bring viewers user-specific related suggestions along with columns that include Disney+ Originals, Recommended for You, and Continue Watching. Like Netflix, Disney+ will allow users to add series and movies to a personalized watch list.
The platform will also allow account holders to establish multiple user profiles as well as parental controls.
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With files from Tyler Jadah