Disney is discounting the price of a yearly subscription to its streaming service in Europe, ahead of its regional launch on March 24th. Customers who subscribe before March 23rd will get £10, or €10, off the price of a year’s subscription, bringing the annual cost down to £49.99 or €59.99. The promotion does not apply in the Netherlands, where the service already went live.
At £49.99 a year, the price works out to around £4/€5 a month, which compares to £5.99/€6.99 a month at its usual pricing (monthly subscriptions are not receiving a similar pre-release discount). In the US, the service offered a similar reduction, while also partnering with Verizon to give out a year of the service for free with certain plans.
In spite of how close the European launch of Disney Plus now is, there is still some confusion about what content will be available on the service at launch. Disney is yet to confirm whether The Simpsons will be available to stream on the service in the UK, and it’s also unclear whether The Mandalorian will be available all at once, or whether it will receive a staggered release schedule like it did in the US (we’ve contacted Disney for confirmation).
Other Disney Plus titles that are coming to the service in Europe include High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, The World According To Jeff Goldblum, and a live-action version of Lady and the Tramp.
The service had a successful launch in the US, where it surpassed 10 million subscribers on its first day. It had over 28 million subscribers as of the beginning of this month, well beyond analyst predictions of between 10 and 18 million subscribers in its first year.