Disney Plus streaming service: Release date, price, shows and movies to expect at investor day

CNET | 4/12/2019 | Mike Sorrentino,
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Disney is betting big on its 2019 streaming service called Disney Plus, and it's has started laying its cards on the table: Disney revealed release date, price, shows and movies for its Netflix competitor Thursday at a three-hour unveiling

At an investor day at its Buena Vista studios in California, Disney CEO Bob Iger headlined a presentation that included demos of the Disney Plus app, trailers and behind-the-scenes footage of its exclusive shows like Star Wars: The Mandalorian. It even threw in a new Avengers: Endgame clip for good measure.

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Much of the premium original programming planned for Disney Plus leans into the company's big-budget franchises like Marvel and Star Wars. Some shows -- like the live-action, big-budget Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian -- have completed filming and will be available at launch. Marvel spinoffs like a show based on Avengers character Loki and WandaVision featuring Scarlet Witch and The Vision will debut in the first year.

So, is the Disney Plus streaming service worth paying for? The details that we know so far are below, but basically: If you're a parent or you love Star Wars or Marvel movies, you may find yourself considering yet another subscription before the year is out.

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What's the Disney streaming service?

The Disney Plus streaming service will be a competitor to video streaming services such as Netflix. Free of any advertising, customers pay a monthly fee to watch access to a vast library of Disney and Fox's legacy content as well as new, exclusive TV shows, movies and documentaries.

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Disney's other streaming services -- Hulu and sports-focused ESPN Plus -- will run on the same tech platform so you can subscribe to them with the same password and credit card info. Disney plans for all three to be individual subscriptions, but it said it's...
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