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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 05:03

Disney+ makes its debut

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The much awaited OTT platform by Disney, Disney+ has made its debut on 12 Nov 2019. The entertainment media house began pulling back its content from competitors such as Netflix two years ago in preparation for launching its own direct-to-consumer offering. 

Disney's $71 billion acquisition of the Fox movie and TV studios, which closed earlier year, bolstered the home of Mickey Mouse's catalogue of content with prizes such as "Avatar" and "The Simpsons."

Users can connect via broadband on streaming devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku and Google Chromecast, plus game consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Smart TVs from LG and Samsung, as well as Sony TVs with built-in Android TV operating system, will connect, as will iOS and Android smartphones and other mobile or portable devices.

With a subscription, you can stream on up to four devices simultaneously and download videos to watch on the go. Each account can have seven different profiles and parents can create a kids profile to limit viewing to age-appropriate content.

If you have a 4K TV, some of the new service's movies will be available in that higher-resolution format and will support high-dynamic range (HDR), which provides improved contrast, richer colors and increased detail.

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