Disney Previews New Disney+ Streaming Service in the Netherlands. Here’s a First Look.
Disney fans around the globe are waiting with bated breath until November 12, 2019, when the new Disney+ streaming service officially goes live. However, fans in the Netherlands received a special treat this past week as Disney opted to pilot its program for Dutch viewers to check out! The apps were available for iOS, Android, and Apple TV.
Viewers could then explore navigating and streaming everything from animated classics like Snow White and The Sevent Dwarfs to Star Wars along with Pixar films, documentaries and more. In the Netherlands, this free pilot will continue until November 12th after which testers will be expected to pay the full subscription price. Stateside the monthly subscription will be $6.99.
Website The Streamable posted a video of what we consider to be the most comprehensive look at the service to date. Let’s take a look!
As you can see, navigating is pretty simple and seamless and doesn’t veer too far from the formats the users are currently comfortable with sites like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime etc.
Though straight out of the gate Disney+ doesn’t have as many titles as juggernauts like Netflix, it certainly offers more than Apple TV making it a nice contender for iOS users. As you can see from the video, the Disney+ homepage conveniently sorts content into handy sections to help guests find what you’re looking for easily. Categories include Musicals, Documentaries, Classics and reportedly even one for Princess lovers!
For tech-savvy subscribers, website The Verge reported that there is a 4K Ultra HD and HDR section that currently has 17 titles for users to choose from. Films available on 4K Ultra HD include Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Aladdin, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ralph Breaks the Internet and even documentary Free Solo.
According to various sources that have tested out Disney+ in the Netherlands here are a few other things worth noting. Guests can create up to 7 user profiles for various family members. There is also restricted content available when setting up a Kids profile.. Disney+ can be accessed using web browsers including Safari and Chrome. Other supported devices include:
- Apple TV (tvOS)
- Android mobile devices
- Android TV
- Desktop web browsers
- iPad (iPadOS)
- iPhone (iOS)
- PlayStation 4
- Roku streaming players
- Roku TV
- Xbox One
Finally, according to information found on Disney+, there will apparently be 7,500 television episodes and over 500 film titles available during the first year of the service. Though much of this content was available to viewers in the Netherlands, neither Mandalorian nor Simpsons were available at launch.
Overall feedback on the service has been positive. Critics so far haven’t reported any wide-spread bugs, slowness of service other launch glitches that tend to make eager viewers sceptical.
Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for more Disney+ news and updates in the days and weeks ahead!
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