Disney+ UK offers pre-launch discount
Staff Reporter | On 24, Feb 2020
Disney+ UK is only a few weeks away, with the House of Mouse’s subscription platform launching on 24th March. The Netflix rival with bring together films and TV shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, as well as exclusive original programming including feature-length films, series, documentaries, and short-form content made exclusively for the service. At launch, more than 25 Disney+ Originals will be available, including the highly anticipated Star Wars series The Mandalorian, from executive producer and writer Jon Favreau. (For a full list of Disney+ originals available at launch, click here.)
Disney is already aggressively pricing the service at £5.99 a month, or £59.99 for an annual subscription, but now, it’s hoping to boost sign-ups with a pre-launch discount: sign up before 23rd March 2020 and it will cost £49.99 for a year, equivalent to £4.17 per month.
The offer is a smart strategy given that Disney+ is facing a bit of a gap until its next high-profile original series, which will hail from Marvel: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, is expected to arrive in August, while WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, will drop later this year, before Tom Hiddleston returns as Loki in 2021. The Mandalorian Season 2, meanwhile, will be dropping in October. Rather than risk fans subscribing for Season 1 and then cancelling for six months, Disney is aiming to secure sign-ups for the long-term by locking them in with the discount.
Subscribers will be able to stream Disney+ on nearly all major mobile and connected TV devices at launch, including gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs. Users will be able to watch on up to four devices at the same time, with multiple downloads and personalised recommendations available, as well as the ability to set up to seven different profiles, including Kids Profiles with an easy to navigate, child-friendly interface to access age-appropriate content.
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