Disney+ officially launched in France today! The streaming service arrived two weeks later than the rest of Europe due to the coronavirus pandemic. Disney+ debuted to several other European countries, including Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland in late March.
Because of the global health crisis and many people adhering to stay at home policies, streaming services are more popular than ever. The Walt Disney Company even announced that due to the anticipated demand, Disney+ would reduce its bandwidth by 25% upon launch in the European market.
“As the streaming home for Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic, Disney+ delivers high-quality, optimistic storytelling that fans expect from our brands, now available broadly, conveniently, and permanently on Disney+,” Kevin Mayer, Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer & International said in a statement. “We humbly hope that this service can bring some much-needed moments of respite for families during these difficult times.”
Disney+ offers fans of all ages a new way to experience the unparalleled content from the company’s iconic entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, as well as exclusive original programming including feature-length films, series, documentaries, and short-form content made exclusively for the service such as The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and The World According to Jeff Goldblum.
In addition to its all-new programming, Disney+ offers on-demand access to classic titles like A Goofy Movie, Fantasia, High School Musical, Lilo & Stitch, The Sword in the Stone, Toy Story, Tron, Up, and Wall-E. The extensive library also includes popular TV series like Boy Meets World, DuckTales, Kim Possible, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, That’s So Raven, and 30 seasons of The Simpsons.
Disney+ is supported on desktop browsers, “a wide range” of mobile devices, smart TVs, and video-game consoles. The streaming service is available to watch through the following devices:
- Roku streaming devices
- TVs with built-in Roku
- Apple TV iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch models
- Android phones
- Android TV devices
- Google Chromecast
- Xbox One
- PlayStation 4
- Sony TVs with built-in Android
Subscribers in France can sign up at a rate of €6.99 per month, or commit to a full year for €69.99.