As Disney announced on Twitter and Instagram, the video streaming service Disney + will launch in late March 2020 in five other countries – including Germany. Already next week Disney's own video streaming service starts in the US, Canada and the Netherlands. A week later Australia and New Zealand follow.
On March 31, 2020, only the countries Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy and Spain will follow. Other countries will be added, Disney said. Disney also notes that the video streaming service offering may vary from region to region as Disney does not hold all rights to the titles in all countries. Although Disney has not officially named a price for Germany, as the offer in the Netherlands starts at 6.99 euros per month and 69.99 per year, it can be assumed that this price will also apply in this country.
Just announced: #DisneyPlus will be available in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain (and more to be announced soon) starting on March 31st. Please note: Titles may vary by territory. pic.twitter.com/lE6nzBeaXy
– Disney + (@disneyplus) November 7, 2019
Exclusive content only to start in Germany
While customers in the US and the other countries, where Disney + already starts next week, can then fall back on series such as the Star Wars offshoot “The Mandalorian”, German prospects must be patient until the end of March 2020. This also applies to the other exclusive Disney content such as “Captain Marvel”, which will be released exclusively on Disney + at the launch of the streaming offer, and the announced “Avengers” series by “Hawkeye”, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”. , “Wandavision” and “Loki”. Disney will not provide the content in parallel until the start of Disney + on other platforms, so they are also not available in the regions where Disney + is not yet available.
Disney's ambitious plans
Disney + starts about two weeks after Apple, whose video streaming service TV + on 1 November in Germany for 4.99 euros per month started. Disney wants to win about 60 to 90 million subscribers to Disney + by 2024.