Disney+ launches today in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland, with its debut in France now set for April 7.
Amid concerns regarding the current ability of certain broadband infrastructure to handle the anticipated consumer demand during coronavirus quarantines, the service will now feature a lower overall bandwidth utilization by at least 25 percent.
Disney+ boasts over 500 films, 26 exclusive original movies and series and thousands of television episodes from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more.
“Launching in seven markets simultaneously marks a new milestone for Disney+,” said Kevin Mayer, chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International. “As the streaming home for Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic, Disney+ delivers high-quality, optimistic storytelling that fans expect from our brands, now available broadly, conveniently, and permanently on Disney+. We humbly hope that this service can bring some much-needed moments of respite for families during these difficult times.”