Amazon and Disney have come to an eleventh hour agreement that will put the Disney+ streaming service on Amazon’s Fire TV platform when it debuts on November 12.
Disney CEO Bob Iger, during a Thursday interview with CNBC, announced the partnership with Amazon. Disney is making final preparations for the launch of the new streaming service next week.
A report earlier today by The Wall Street Journal suggested the two companies were still at odds over terms to bring the new streaming service to the Fire TV platform. Amazon was reportedly holding out for the right to put ads in Disney apps. While some type of deal certainly has been reached, details have not been made public.
The new Disney streaming service will launch on devices from Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku, and Sony. That covers all of the major players, excepting Nintendo and Tizen.
The new service will offer subscribers access to the massive library of Disney-owned movies and television shows, including content from popular franchises that include the Star Wars and Marvel universes. The house of the mouse will also create original content for the service.
The service is scheduled to launch on November 12, 2019, and it will be priced at family friendly $6.99 per month, or users can score a discount if they opt to pay annually, where the price drops to $69.99 per year.
The service will roll out to various countries over the next two years. Disney in a tweet on Thursday announced an expansion into the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain on March 31, 2020.