Disney+ will launch in the UK on March 31st

Disney+ will launch in the UK on March 31st 2020
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The US, Canada and the Netherlands have only a matter of days to wait until the Disney Plus streaming service arrives on their TVs.

The 12th November is the day to look out for, with those in Australia and New Zealand needing just a week's more patience before they can feast their eyes on a huge breadth of content from the Walt Disney Studios, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar and National Geographic archives all in one place.

Europeans will have to watch from the sidelines until spring 2020. Owing to exclusive licensing deals still in place for Disney-owned TV and films on other platforms, Disney Plus will become available in the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and France on 31st March. Launch news for other territories will be announced in the coming days.

Disney+ gets March launch date for UK; November for US

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At the same time, Disney has announced that it has reached a deal with Amazon to host the Disney+ app on Amazon Fire Stick and TV products. It will also appear on Samsung and LG's smart TV platforms.

Disney+ will be available as part of a bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu with adverts for $12.99 in the States – the same monthly fee as Netflix. 

Content will vary from region to region, but highlights from the ten new films and 25 original series include spin-offs for The Falcon, The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, She-Hulk and the Star Wars live-action television series The Mandalorian. There will also be library from Fox Entertainment.

For more information, take a look at our Disney + in-depth article.


Dan Sung

Dan is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi? and his job is with product reviews as well as news, feature and advice articles too. He works across both the hi-fi and AV parts of the site and magazine and has a particular interest in home cinema. Dan joined What Hi-Fi? in 2019 and has worked in tech journalism for over a decade, writing for Tech Digest, Pocket-lint, MSN Tech and Wareable as well as freelancing for T3, Metro and the Independent. Dan has a keen interest in playing and watching football. He has also written about it for the Observer and FourFourTwo and ghost authored John Toshack's autobiography, Toshack's Way.