Disney's new streaming service Disney+ will cost just $6.99 a month, launches in November

The company is promising a huge amount of content.
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Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu are going to have another serious competitor come November.

Disney detailed plans for its standalone streaming service called Disney+ Thursday, promising access to a vast, growing library of the company's content. It'll be available in the U.S. starting Nov. 12, 2019 and cost $6.99 a month. Of course, there will be no ads.

Disney+ will be the home for all things Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars, and based on previous comments from CEO Bob Iger, will eventually include "the entire Disney motion picture library."

So imagine all the animated classics such as "Aladdin" and "Snow White" alongside newer films from Disney properties, including "Toy Story" and the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode IX." (Though there will be a delay with a handful of films wrapped up in a Netflix deal Disney is trying to pull the plug on.)

But not only will Disney's own classics be on offer. After the company's recent purchase of 21st Century Fox, there's a slew of additional content you don't associate with Disney that will be on the streaming platform. That includes:

  • All 30 seasons of "The Simpsons," available day one
  • "The Sound of Music"
  • "The Princess Bride"
  • And the TV series "Malcolm in the Middle"

In total, Disney claims it will have 7,500 television episodes and 500 films, including stuff from 2019, on the service. That includes 25 planned original series and 10 original films, documentaries and specials. There are already plans for the first live-action Star Wars show from Jon Favreau, a Loki-centric series with Tom Hiddleston, a show based on "High School Musical," and a NatGeo documentary series from Jeff Goldblum.

And at $6.99 a month, that puts it at the low end of the other competitors' cheapest plans:

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