Disney's huge new streaming service launches across Canada today

Nov 12 2019, 6:59 am

The Walt Disney company’s new giant streaming service, Disney+, has officially launched across Canada today.

The House of Mouse is now at your fingertips, just in time for the entire winter season, too.

Disney+ will offer fans of all ages a new way to experience the company’s unparalleled 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.

“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.”

Canada is one of the first three markets for Disney+, alongside the US and The Netherlands. Australia and New Zealand will gain access to the service on November 19.

At $8.99 per month (or 89.99 per year), Disney+ is keeping its pricing in line with other streaming services and like Netflix, CraveTV, and Amazon Prime, uses an algorithm to bring viewers user-specific suggestions.

Disney’s new service offers Disney+ Originals, Recommended for You, and Continue Watching while also allowing users to add series and movies to a personalized watch list.

The platform will allow account holders to establish multiple user profiles as well as parental controls.

Now might be a good time to invest a bigger, comfier couch.

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