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Disney+ launch – huge TV streaming service now live

It’s only a matter of days since Apple launched its streaming subscription TV+, and now it has yet another competitor to deal with.

Disney+ is now available in the US and can even be accessed via Apple’s own TV app. A single $7/month subscription allows for seven users and four simultaneous streams.

In terms of content, Disney+ is an absolute powerhouse. At launch, there are several thousand shows and movies to choose from, including extensive back catalogs from many of the production companies it owns.

Most notably, that includes Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Plus almost every Disney-branded movie itself, ranging back as far as 1937. You name it, it’s probably here.

That’s a lot of content on day one…

That’s a huge amount of content offered under the Disney umbrella, though it’s worth noting you won’t find R-rated material on the service. You will find Avengers: Endgame and 30 years of The Simpsons, though.

There’s some original content here, too, though nothing that has the budget or star power of Apple’s handful of ambitious originals. With one important exception – The Mandalorian is sure to excite Star Wars fans everywhere.

Disney’s originals are mostly spin-offs and remakes

Sadly, Disney+ is not launching simultaneously around the world like Apple TV+ did. Those in the UK and most of Europe will have to wait until March 2020 to sign up. Of course, it’s possible to use a VPN to spoof your location – but to register for a Disney+ trial, you’ll also need a payment method from the US.

If you’re in the States, though, you can give the service a try by downloading the Disney+ app on your iPhone or iPad or visiting in a web browser. There are also apps for Apple TV, Android devices, and some smart TVs.