Disney+ is getting set to launch next week and details are still being rolled out as everyone anticipates the big day. Over the past few months, the company has been sharing small details about what their service will include and how people will be able to stream , but they’re finally now cutting Amazon Fire users a break. Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger announced on November 7th that they’ve reached a deal with Amazon, finally allowing Disney+ on LG and Samsung TVs, as well as Amazon Fire TV devices.
Amazon confirmed with CNET that the Disney+ app will be available on the Fire TV streaming devices, Fire Tablets, and Fire TV smart TVs. They also shared that Disney will be giving a free seven-day trial of Disney+ to Fire TV and Fire Tablet users. On top of that, Amazon’s search feature will work with the Fire TV devices, aka Alexa, so users can narrow down specific requests for what you want to watch.
“We’ve spent the last few years completely transforming The Walt Disney Company to focus the resources and immense creativity across the entire company on delivering an extraordinary direct-to-consumer experience, and we’re excited for the launch of Disney Plus on November 12,” said Iger.
With the launch just days away, it was uncertain if Amazon and Disney would ever come to an agreement. With Amazon’s Fire TV stick being “the second-largest TV app distributor next to Roku,” according to AXIOS, and with the two companies at odds over ad terms, people speculated that the deal needed to happen for Disney+ to hit their goals. According to figures executives gave back in April, they “expect to get 60 million to 90 million people to sign up for the service within five years.”
The company also announced that Hulu will become the “official streaming home” for all FX content, and they’re getting set to produce exclusive content for FX on Hulu. The bundle package, which will include Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, has been announced to cost $12.99 monthly to compete with Netflix’s most popular package.
Disney+ is set to launch Tuesday, November 12, 2019, in the US and Canada, and launch internationally by March 31st of next year.