Disney+ to launch a week earlier in the UK
Fans will be able to enjoy all of its content from 24th March.
Disney has brought forward the UK release date of its streaming platform Disney+.
The service will now go live a week earlier on 24th March rather than the 31st as was originally announced last November.
One expert has suggested that this decision may have been motivated by the desire to prevent people from pirating Disney+’s exclusive shows like The Mandalorian.
The Star Wars series, which follows the titular bounty hunter at the edge of the galaxy, has received critical acclaim and plenty of attention online for its adorable Baby Yoda character.
Disney also revealed the pricing of their service confirming that customers can either pay £5.99 a month on a rolling contract or £59.99 upfront for the entire year.
The Disney+ app will be available on the vast majority of connected devices, including smartphones, tablets and games consoles.
Content includes a vast back catalogue of both newer and classic Disney films plus all of the Marvel and Star Wars movies which can all be streamed on four screens simultaneously.
As well as The Mandalorian, its TV series include High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and The World According To Jeff Goldblum with both The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and WandaVision set to follow sometime this year.
Those with a compatible TV will also be able to stream certain content in glossy 4K.
In comparison, Netflix’s basic £5.99 subscription package allows you to watch one screen at a time with no HD or 4K content.