Disney is reaching the end of sharing their own content with Netflix, and now is gearing up to launch its own streaming service and will be facing off against the other popular streaming platforms. They will offer a library of original content based on its successful properties, including Star Wars and Marvel, as well as include their original Disney films and TV shows.

Disney Plus gearing up for launch

Over the past weekend, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the cost of Disney+ which will launch November 12, 2019.

Iger has said that the company's plan was to price Disney+ lower than what Netflix is charging, despite having a much smaller library. Disney fans were surprised by how low he would price their streaming service.

The streaming service will cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. This is incredibly lower than what Netflix charges its users. Netflix even just announced a price increase for their standard package to $10.99, along with their other tiers increasing to $8.99 and $15.99. Iger and company are expected to offer lower cost bundle packages. The service will also be completely ad-free.

Disney Plus available on limited streaming devices

The streaming service will be available on a limited number of devices when it is first released. Iger announced it would be made available on Roku and PS4. There are also plans to launch on other devices including AppleTV and Smart TVs. You will also probably be able to stream on Disney+ tablets and phones.

The streaming service will first drop in the United States, and will later be released in other countries over the next two years.

When it's released, the service will include 9 original shows, with others planned for release. There are several A-list stars bringing their characters to the streaming service including Tom Hiddleston who will reprise his role as Loki. Iger also announced a live-action Star Wars series that will star Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk, bringing their characters from "Rogue One."

Disney has also developed a series based on "Monsters Inc." and "High School Musical." Variety has reported that Jeremy Renner would also reprise his role as Hawkeye on a Marvel show for Disney+.

Marvel has not confirmed this news.

Disney+ is also set to feature a series based on Marvel's "What If," comic series that places our beloved heroes in alternate realities. Kevin Feige has said that the first story would focus on Peggy Carter becoming Captain America instead of Steve Rogers. Disney+ will also be releasing a series featuring Scarlett Witch and Vision. LucasFilm's Kathleen Kennedy announced that the whole of the Star Wars films will come to Disney+.

The Simpsons will find their new streaming home on Disney+ as well.

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