Disney+ fires up U.S. pre-orders with seven-day free trial

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Disney+ will launch in Canada and the Netherlands at the same time as in the U.S. (Disney)

Disney+ has opened up pre-orders for U.S. consumers and promised that those who sign up early will be among the first to get access to the streaming service.

Early subscribers for Disney+ will get a seven-day free trial. The service officially launches on Nov. 12 and costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. At launch, U.S. consumers will have the option to buy a $12.99-per-month bundle that includes Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu.

When Disney+ launches it will be available on Apple’s iOS and tvOS devices, Google’s Android and Android TV devices, Roku’s players and sticks as well as Roku TVs, Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. Notably absent from the device compatibility list are Amazon’s Fire TV devices.

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Disney said that the service will offer 4K Ultra HD video playback with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Dolby Atmos audio on supported devices for available programming. Disney+ will also allow subscribers to concurrently stream video content on up to four registered devices.

The service will also include unlimited downloads for offline viewing of films and series on up to 10 devices and Disney is not putting any limits on the number of times a title can be downloaded per year.

Disney+ will launch in Canada and the Netherlands at the same time as in the U.S., priced at $8.99CAD per month (or $89.99 per year) and €6.99 per month (or €69.99 per year), respectively. The following week, Disney+ will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19, priced at $8.99AUD per month (or $89.99 per year) and $9.99NZD per month (or $99.99 per year), respectively.

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