With the official Disney Plus launch date being set for November 12 for a while now, it got here as a little bit of a shock free model of the Disney Plus app has gone reside two months prematurely of this.
You will have to be within the Netherlands to entry it, however first impressions from the Disney Plus service appear to indicate a well-designed and curated library – even when it lacks the quantity of competitor Netflix. It has presently solely gone reside on the Android app by means of the Google Play retailer – quite than on iOS – although you may also entry it by means of browsers.
A author for The Verge discovered some attention-grabbing tidbits after they accessed the free pilot, discovering a complete of 18 Marvel titles – together with the Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Thor movies – regardless of earlier accounts suggesting there’d solely be a small handful at launch. Licensing agreements, nevertheless, will little question differ between territories.
As anticipated, there’s additionally a treasure trove of basic Disney titles, with curated lists for Disney Princess films, Hit Films, Musicals, and the like alongside the bigger Disney / Pixar / Marvel / Star Wars / Nationwide Geographic verticals.
Why has Disney Plus launched early?
It is sensible for the Disney Plus platform to undergo some public testing earlier than its official launch. There’s solely a lot you possibly can check internally, and Disney will seemingly be trying to see how nicely their servers help massive numbers of customers.
As ever, these of you within the US or elsewhere could also be disillusioned to not get first dibs, however we do not blame Disney for beginning in a rustic with a smaller consumer base – and solely on the Android OS – so as to hold numbers manageable.
Seeing an early launch within the Netherlands hurts much more given the shortage of any Disney Plus UK launch date, however we’re making an attempt to remain calm – and resist the urge to make use of a VPN – within the meantime.
By way of The Verge