Disney+ UK launch includes over 600 episodes of The Simpsons for £6 a month

SIMPSONS fans will be able to watch more than 600 episodes of the hit cartoon on Disney+.

The Disney streaming app is coming to the UK later this month, and will cost viewers £5.99 a month.

In the USA, Disney+ subscribers already get access to 30 seasons of The Simpsons.

But the fate of the show in the UK was unclear, because Sky holds the rights to broadcast The Simpsons in Britain.

However, Disney recently announced a deal to launch its service on Sky Q.

And now it's confirmed that Disney+ will host more than 600 episodes of The Simpsons.

To date, a total 676 episodes of The Simpsons have been aired.

Seasons 1 to 29 will be available at launch in the UK, with season 30 available from November 2020.

The Simpsons is one of the most successful television shows of all time, and will attract paying fans to Disney+.

Disney+ has been available in the USA for months, but the service will finally launch 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.

The Simpsons – the key facts

Here's what you need to know…

  • Original release: December 17, 1989
  • Total episodes: 676 (as of March 4, 2020)
  • Total seasons: 31 (as of March 4, 2020)
  • Creator: Matt Groening
  • Running time: 21-24 minutes
  • Original network: Fox
  • Formats: 480i (1989-2009), 1080i (2009-present)

Disney+ is set to feature a blockbuster roster of TV shows and movies.

The service will showcase its beloved back-catalogue of Disney-branded content – as well as Pixar titles too.

And Disney owns Marvel, so expect to see all of your favourite superhero flicks on the platform.

Disney also holds the rights to the Star Wars franchise, which means Disney+ will be the go-to place for lightsaber antics.

  • Disney+ pre-order for £5.99 a month or £49.99 a year – buy here

In other news, Netflix was forced to remove nine movies after "government objections".

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

Netflix has vowed to crack down on users who share logins with pals.

And, the BBC may give ever licence fee payer a free TV streaming stick "to combat Netflix".

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

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