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How To Subscribe to Disney+ Before It Starts Streaming

The new streaming channel to rule them all is coming very soon. Here's what to know about how to get in on it early.

On November 12, 2019, families everywhere will have a brand-new streaming service, that could, quite possibly, replace most family oriented-streaming needs. We’re talking about Disney+; the epic home for the entire catalog of Disney animated films (previously known as “the vault”) as well as a ton of original programming including new Star Wars live-action TV shows and Marvel TV shows centered on super-popular actors and characters.

But, how do you get a jump on signing up for Disney+? How much does it cost?

Here’s the deal:

Right now, you can’t actually sign-up for a Disney+ accountyet. But what you can do, is go to this link: https://preview.disneyplus.com/

Once there, you want to click on that big blue button that says “Keep Me Updated.” At that point, you’ll be prompted to enter your email address. Once you do that, Disney will start sending you updates about when you’ll be able to sign-up for an account.

Here’s how the pricing breaks down.

If you want just Disney+ you’ve got two options

  • $6.99 a month
  • $69.99 a year

But, if you want Disney+ bundled with Hulu and ESPN it will only set you back:

  • $12.99 a month

Because this latter option is pretty much the same price as Netflix, it will be hard to justify not signing up. However, it’s unclear if this pricing is only an introductory offer, or if the price for Disney+ will increase after a year or so. It’s also unclear right now what happens if you already have a Hulu account.

At launch, Disney+ will be available on the following devices:

  • Apple iPhones, iPod Touches, iPads, and Apple TVs
  • Google Android phones and tablets, Android TV devices, Google Chromecasts, and TVs with built-in Chromecast software
  • Microsoft Xbox One
  • Sony Android-based TVs and PlayStation 4
  • Roku streaming players and TV’s with built-in Roku software

It’s a pretty comprehensive list with one huge omission: Amazon. Fire tablets and Fire TV devices will not, as of now, support Disney+.

In terms of movies, nearly every single animated Disney movie will be on the service, which represents a huge paradigm shift from previous years. So, that means, for only $6.99 a month you’ll be able to watch The Little Mermaid as easily as the OG Mary Poppins. Apparently, this will also include most Star Wars movies, too.

Disney+ launches on November 12. So, presumably, you’ll be able to give them your banking information way before then.

This article will be updated as new information becomes available.