Disney+ Streaming Service Will Come to Consoles Later This Year
With Disney+ officially confirmed to debut this November, Disney also confirmed that console support is planned for the streaming service.
As the streaming wars between major giants like Netflix and more continue to build up demand for new origial series and content, this fall another major competitor will enter the field this fall through Disney, and it appears that game consoles will be among the supported devices for the service’s launch later this year.
Disney has officially announced that its Disney+ service will arrive on November 12, 2019 and alongside confirming its launch date and pricing ($6.99/month or $69.99/year), the company also confirmed that it will plan to provide support to numerous devices, which will include game consoles.
Shown during a presentation on the service by Disney, the company appears to be planning to bring Disney+ to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Naturally, the service will also be supported on numerous other devices such as computers, smartphones, streaming media players/devices, and many others.
For those that may not be familiar, Disney+ is the upcoming streaming service from Disney that will bring much of the company’s vast library of content to subscribers. The company confirmed that it will include nearly every animated feature from Disney alongside a number of the company’s other properties, including films from the Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars canon.
Of course, the other big draw for Disney+ is that the service will also feature a number of original series based on Disney properties, including the anticipated Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian and several Marvel TV series, such as WandaVision (focused on Scarlet Witch and Vision) and Falcon and Winter Soldier.
While it’s not a huge surprise that Disney+ is coming to consoles given that so many other streaming services have rolled out onto these platforms over the years, it’s still a big market that Disney+ seems to be aiming for in its attempt to take on major streaming competitors in its field, such as Netflix and HBO.