Disney+ is live and ready to download from the App Store

Disney+ is live and ready to download from the App Store

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Disney+ is live and ready to download from the App Store
Disney+ has the potential to be a leviathan in the streaming game.
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The Disney+ app is officially available to download through the App Store. The subscription service features an extensive back catalog plus new shows, including the Star Wars spinoff The Mandalorian.

And, just like that, the streaming war just got a whole lot more intensive!

Disney+ costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. In addition to Disney’s content, it also has movies and shows from 21st Century Fox, Marvel Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and National Geographic.

Frankly, it’s a pretty mind-boggling offering. The streaming service includes plenty of classic Disney movies dating back to the 1940s. That includes modern heavy hitters such as Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, Frozen, and more. There’s also a new “live-action” (well, kinda!) Lady of the Tramp remake available on launch day.

But there’s also plenty on top of that. You get most of the Marvel movies, the Star Wars movies, all 30 seasons of The Simpsons, and more. Heck, there are other shows from my childhood, like the animated 1990s X-Men and Boy Meets World True, they probably won’t hold up as well as I hope — but it’s still nice that they’re available.

As with Apple TV+, Disney isn’t dropping every episode of its Originals at once. The Mandalorian, probably the most anticipated piece of Star Wars content, is debuting with episode one. Additional episodes will launch each week. That’s a similar approach to the one Apple is taking with The Morning Show, See, and others.

The Disney+ app is available on iOS and Apple TV, Android, Roku, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Amazon Fire TV, and more. It’s also possible to check it out online at disneyplus.com. For now, it’s only available in the United States. It will roll out in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in March 2020.

As much as I’ve enjoyed Apple TV+ so far, Disney+ is the undisputed heavy hitter among the new streaming services. Between people buying it for their kids and, well, those “young at heart” hankering after Star Wars and Marvel, this is a big deal.