As expected, Disney on Tuesday launched their DisneyLife online content streaming service in the United Kingdom. The £9.99 per month offers users access to Disney movies, TV episodes. books, and songs. The service is currently U.K.-only, but Disney has plans for nothing less than worldwide dominat… Um, has plans to offer it in other countries.
The service is also debuting with over 2,000 TV episodes, an assortment of books, and some 5,000 songs, among them the Frozen soundtrack.
Movies available on the service range from The Jungle Book to Toy Story, as well as the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. Not all Disney content will be available at launch, says The Guardian, The Frozen movie won’t be available for streaming on the service until Spring 2016.
Each account is allowed up to six profiles, and includes parental controls. The service will offer a free app download each month, and will also offer offline content caching, allowing offline viewing on devices. The content is downgraded to SD for caching, can only be downloaded in the U.K., and will stop working if there is no Internet access for more than 30 days.
The content will be available via the web, although the service is emphasizing its support for iOS and Android devices. Android users can access the service via mobile apps, as well as Android TV devices. Users can push the music and video streams to Chromecast and Apple TV devices. although the Apple TV support is restricted to AirPlay from iOS devices, and is limited to SD playback only. The company has not announced any plans for a native Apple TV app.