Published: Tue, March 24, 2020
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Disney+ expands its presence in Europe with 7 new markets

Disney+ expands its presence in Europe with 7 new markets

But while some of that expansion has seen some hiccups, other regions are basically on track.

Disney+ has officially launched in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland, with France joining the party on April 7 to help ease internet congestion. The mobile network is offering new and upgrading customers the chance to nab six months of the streaming service for free by adding it to their existing plan.

"We humbly hope this service can bring some much-needed moments of respite for families during these hard times".

Pricing is £5.99/€6.99 per month, or £59.99/€69.99 for an annual subscription.

Following its initial European launch markets, additional Western Europe markets, including Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, will follow in summer 2020. Check out our ranked list of the best TV streaming services.

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The arrival comes right when people need more content to stream, as folks in the United Kingdom just recently began to shelter in place (or as it's commonly called, lockdown), to try and stop the spread of COVID-19.

But the option of a 7-day free trial is also now available for families wishing to put Disney+ to the test without committing to a full subscription. Right now, you can enjoy The Mandalorian, The World According to Jeff Goldblum and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

More than 600 episodes of The Simpsons will also be available from launch day, alongside various animated classics and live action features.

Families will also have the ability to set up to seven different profiles, although this means not all seven profiles can be active at the same time. In the UK, Sky users can access the Disney+ app through Sky Q.

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