Disney+ launch on March 24 'couldn't be timed better' as UK prepares to self isolate, experts say

DISNEY+ "couldn't have been timed better" as the Netflix rival draws towards its March 24 launch.

That's according to a top industry insider who says people the app may see more success as the coronavirus outbreak forces Brits to spend more time at home.

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The Netflix rival will go live in the UK in a matter of days – and it's got loads of top telly and flicks to get excited about.

It's helmed by Disney (as the name suggests) and features an expansive back-catalogue of the company's beloved content.

But Disney is also serving up goodies from Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more.

"In essence, great time to be launching a new sought after service in Europe," said top analyst Paolo Pescatore, of PP Foresight, speaking to The Sun.

"I am expecting to see subscriptions to the annual service surge in the run up to launch.

"It's an opportune moment to bring forward a launch, if that is even possible.

"Disney couldn't have timed it any better. The whole household need to be entertained.

"It represents a significant opportunity for all video streaming services and services like Amazon Prime."

Disney fans have already been joking about their excitement for the launch.

One wrote: "At least Disney+ will be out when self isolation starts."

Another said: "Signed up to Disney+ so I can spend self isolation binge-watching the Simpsons."

The app has been available in the US since last year, but it finally lands in the UK on March 24.

A monthly membership costs £5.99, while an annual subscription comes to £59.99.

However, if you sign up for Disney+ before the launch date then £10 is shaved off the annual price.

It's cheaper than Netflix, and has vastly more content than the similarly priced Apple TV+.

You'll be able to watch Disney+ on most modern smart gadgets.

Disney says nearly all major mobile and connected TVs will be supported – including smart TVs from Samsung.

Gaming consoles including the Xbox One and PS4 will offer Disney+.

You'll also be able to use it on Android and Apple gadgets, including the iPhone and iPad.

And Apple TV+ set-top boxes will also showcase the Disney+ app.

You can have up to seven profiles, streaming across up to four devices at the same time.

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In other news, Disney+ will feature more than 600 episodes of The Simpsons.

Netflix was forced to remove nine movies after "government objections".

And Netflix is finally giving you the option to stop TV show or movie trailers from automatically playing.

Will you be signing up to Disney+? Let us know in the comments!

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