Watch out, Netflix: Disney Plus to launch in Canada in November

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      Canadian fans of Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel movies will soon be able to stream these shows from a new streaming service coming to Canada—and provide some competition for Netflix.

      The subscription video-on-demand Disney Plus will provide access to content from the entertainment company on mobile and connected TV devices in Canada starting on November 12—the same day that it launches in the U.S. and the Netherlands.

      The release will mark the start of the global rollout of the service that is anticipated to reach most major global markets within two years.

      In Canada, the service will be available for $8.99 Cdn per month (or $89.99 Cdn per year)

      Disney Plus will provide access to content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more.

      The North American and Netherlands launch will be followed by release in Australia and New Zealand on November 19.

      Consumers will be able to begin streaming from Apple (including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV), Google (including Android phones, Android TV devices, Google Chromecast, and more), Microsoft (Xbox One), Sony (PlayStation 4 and Android-based Sony TVs), and Roku (Roku streaming players, Roku TV).

      Among the movies that will become available in 2019 and onward will be Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Frozen 2, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

      Original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content including The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Encore!, and Noelle.

      In addition, 30 seasons of The Simpsons will also be available.

      While U.S. subscribers will be offered a special bundled package of Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and Hulu for $12.99 U.S., an equivalent deal isn’t available for Canadians.

      Disney announced in 2017 that it would be ending its licensing agreement with Netflix (in preparation for the launch of its own service) and has been withdrawing its content from Netflix and other services.    

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