Disney+ is coming to the UK in March 2020
21 January 2020, 12:10
Disney+ is coming to the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland much sooner than we think.
Are you living in the UK and fed up that you're missing Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series? Well, good news. Disney+ is finally coming to the UK and the rest of Europe in March. It will be the first time a lot of Europe will be able to (legally) watch Disney+'s original content.
Disney+ launched on 12 November 2019 in the US, Canada and The Netherlands. A week later it was rolled out in Puerto Rico, Australia and New Zealand. Netflix's streaming rival offers almost 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes across the company's brands – Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. With so much on offer, it's no wonder that 10 million people subscribed to Dinsey+ on its first day.
When is Disney+ launching in the UK?
Disney+ will launch in the UK on 24 March 2020 – a week earlier than initially proposed. According to Film Stories, Disney+ has taken longer to launch in the UK and other parts of Europe because of licensing hurdles and existing contracts with broadcaster Sky.
The service will initially roll out in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland. Disney+ will later add Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal to its roster in summer 2020. There are also plans to expand the service to Latin America and Eastern Europe later in 2020.
How much is Disney+?
Disney+ will cost £5.99/€6.99 a month or £59.99/€69.99 a year for European customers, it has been confirmed. The price is the same as Netflix's standard plan. Disney+ users in The Netherlands currently pay €6.99 for the service, while it's set at $6.99 a month in the US.