NEW YORK CITY, New York – With Verizon becoming the exclusive wireless carrier of Disney+ came the announcement that all customers currently subscribed to an unlimited plan will be given access to a full free year of Disney+ premium access.
Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer & International Segment chairman, Kevin Mayer, said in a recent statement that the launch of the premium service is the start of a new era for Disney’s official streaming service. The service is slated to contain all of the works that Disney and its subsidiary studios have put out since Steamboat Willie. Mayer goes on to say on behalf of Disney that they’re excited to share with Verizon the opportunity to deliver the quality streaming service that Disney Plus would provide to its millions of subscribers across the United States.
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg, on the other hand, stated that the free year of Disney+ is an “unprecedented offer,” standing as a testament to their dedication to delivering the best quality service to their customers. Furthermore, it enables customers to access all of their favorite Disney content on the platform of their choosing. This, according to Vestberg, is in turn, made possible by key partnerships entered into on behalf of their equally dedicated subscriber base.
Disney+ will become available to all eligible subscribers upon its launch on November 12th, 2019. All main Disney productions will become available upon launch, with all of the Star Wars and Pixar films to follow within the year.
Aside from the entirety of the Disney Vault, Verizon subscribers set to enjoy a free year of Disney+ will also have access to 30 seasons of The Simpsons and The Muppets as a bonus.
According to Verizon, customers will be able to create Disney+ accounts using their Verizon accounts, although the details on how this exactly this will be done have not been revealed. Below is a rundown of the devices that Disney+ will support:
- Apple: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV. Disney+ will be fully integrated with the Apple TV app upon release; Verizon customers can subscribe to Disney+ through in-app purchase.
- Google: This includes all Google Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices, as well as all Android smartphones, smart TVs.
- Microsoft: Primarily on Xbox One.
- Sony: The PlayStation®4, as well as Sony TVs that run on Android Operating Systems will be able to access Disney+.
- Roku: Both Roku TV™ models and Roku® streaming players.