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Disney+ begins soft launch in the Netherlands

Two months before the official global release, Disney has done a test roll out of their new streaming service in the Netherlands.



Two months before the official global release, Disney has done a test roll out of their new streaming service in the Netherlands.

To the surprise of many, Disney+ made an appearance in the app store for people waking up on Sept. 12 — but only if you lived in the Netherlands. If you reside anywhere else in the world, you’ll have to hang on until Nov. 12.

For now, the streaming service only offers existing content such as vaulted Disney movies — Sleeping Beauty and Beauty & The Beast, for example — as well as all existing Marvel Studios movies, all Star Wars installments, PIXAR movies and National Geographic.

Other content that has brought excitement to many is that of the 1992 animated X-Men cartoon which is included alongside the 90’s Spider-Man cartoon.

For fans of Star Wars, Rebels is also on there beside The Clone Wars series which will have the seventh and final season make its premiere on the platform early next year.

True Believers can navigate their way over to the Marvel section which will contain all of the movies from Iron Man to Avengers: Endgame and includes some of the TV shows like Agents of SHIELDAgent Carter and The Runaways. Filming for the original Marvel shows kicks off soon with WandaVision starting in November.

The only movies from the MCU that will not be included are 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and the upcoming home release of Spider-Man: Far From Home – both movies belong to Sony Pictures.

If you’re a parent reading this, the kids section will keep your little ones entertained for hours. The Kids section comes equipped with shows like Disney Junior, Mickey Mouse & Friends and Princesses.

What you won’t find included in the soft launch, however, are the original series being produced for the platform which includes the highly anticipated Star Wars series, The Mandalorian.

All of the original shows and movies will release on their respective dates that Disney has given, which means yes, you still need to wait until November 12th to watch The Mandalorian.

Early feedback for the service and app has been incredibly positive and it does seem like Netflix will finally have a tough competitor in the digital streaming world. Disney+ launches globally on Nov. 12 for $7.99 USD.

Below you can find some menu screenshots courtesy of Reddit user A_Wonder_Named_Stevi which showcases some of the content currently on the site as well as the respective menus.


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