The Walt Disney Behemoth revealed a few more details about its impending Disney+ streaming service today. The most significant bit of information was which devices will be able to receive the service on launch — arguably the most important thing besides the content. The good news is that the launch list is vast. If you have access to one of these, you’re good:
- Apple TV
- PlayStation 4
- Roku players
- Roku TV
- Xbox One
- Android devices
- Android TV
- Google Chromecast
- A desktop web browser, when all else fails
If your main streaming device of choice involves Amazon, you probably went through that list more than once while scratching your head. It’s true — Disney+ is not available on Amazon Fire, or any TV that has Fire built in. Why exactly, no one knows. Maybe Bob Iger called Jeff Bezos a poo poo head one time. It’s a pretty big gap to leave, especially within the launch window when they need as many users as possible.
Disney also announced some international details for Disney+. Canada and the Netherlands will get the service the same day that the US does (November 12). It’ll be $6.99 a month in the US, $8.99 CAD up north. The Netherlanders will be paying €6.99. One week later, Australians will get the service at a cost of $8.99 AUD, and so will residents of New Zealand at $9.99 NZD.
Since the Walt Disney Leviathan is also about to take control of Hulu, they’ll also be offering a super bundle that includes Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ for just $12.99 — quite a bit of content in comparison with Netflix, which offers its HD stream for around the same price.