Disney+ Ups The Ante With 4K, 4 Streams, Star-Studded Lineup

Disney continues to reveal specifics about the upcoming Disney+ service that up the ante versus Netflix and other major players in the space.

During Disney’s D23 Expo fan event over the weekend, the company announced that the standard, stand-alone $6.99-per-month Disney+ subscription will include 4K Ultra HD video playback with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Dolby Atmos audio on supported devices for available programming, reports Fierce Video.

The stand-alone subscription for the new streaming service, to debut domestically on November 12, also will enable concurrent video streaming on up to four registered devices.

Netflix subscribers have to pay for its premium plan, at $15.99 per month, to get 4K and four streams. Its standard $12.99 plan includes HD and two simultaneous streams.



Disney+ will also let subscribers create seven different profiles, and offer support for English, Spanish, French and Dutch languages, closed captioning, descriptive audio, and navigation assistance.

In addition, the company previewed a lineup of new programs and movies to stream exclusively on Disney+, including a new series starring Ewan McGregor reprising his Obi-Wan Kenobi role in an as-yet-untitled “Star Wars” spinoff; Hilary Duff returning as a grown-up "Lizzie McGuire"; three new Marvel series (“She-Hulk,” "Ms. Marvel" and "Moon Knight"); and “Muppets Now,” a short-form unscripted series.

Disney+ movie premiere exclusives will include "Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe,” and a collection of shorts, available at launch, called "Forky Asks A Question."

Disney also debuted trailers for previously announced projects that will be accessible to Disney+ subscribers, including "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series"; the reboot of “Lady and the Tramp”; Lucasfilm's "The Mandalorian," "Encore!" and National Geographic's "The World According To Jeff Goldblum."

Disney’s D23 site has a write-up of the full lineup revealed at the expo.

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