When is Disney+ Coming to the U.K., France and Western Europe? How to Watch 'Frozen 2,' 'The Mandalorian' and Marvel

Disney fans rejoice—streaming service Disney+ has a new launch date in Europe and it's earlier than expected.

Home of Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Star Wars and National Geographic, the new launch date for Disney+ for markets in western Europe is March 24, 2020. Countries include U.K., Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. According to Disney, additional western Europe markets, including Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, will follow in summer 2020.

Disney+ is available on most internet-connected devices. It offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content.

The service is also the exclusive streaming home for films released by The Walt Disney Studios in 2020 and beyond. Movies being released by Disney this year include Mulan, Artemis Fowl, Soul and many more.

As stated in a news release, fans of all ages will be able to watch exclusive original programming which includes feature length films, series, documentaries and short form content made exclusively for the service.

Subscribers will also have access to the critically acclaimed The Mandalorian, from executive producer and writer Jon Favreau. The show has won the hearts of Star Wars fans across the world due to a character known as Baby Yoda or The Child. Recently, Build-A-Bear announced that it will be featuring the character as part of its collection. However, the popularity of the character has sparked controversy as well, with Disney tracking down makers on Etsy creating replicas of the character.

Other well known series include High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, which explores the wonderful and often astonishing world of deceptively familiar objects. A live action remake of Lady and the Tramp, a timeless retelling of the 1955 animated classic, is also on offer.

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At launch, subscribers will have access to the critically acclaimed “The Mandalorian,” from executive producer and writer Jon Favreau. Disney

Other original titles available at launch include:

  • Encore!, executive produced by Kristen Bell
  • Diary of A Future President, from creator and executive producer Ilana Peña (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and executive producer Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin)
  • The Imagineering Story, chronicling the eclectic group of extraordinary creatives who bring Disney Parks to life
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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” is a creative modern take on the hit franchise complete with meta references, a fresh documentary-style feel and a soundtrack which features nine new original songs while also paying homage to fan favorites from the classic film. Disney

The launch of Disney+ in Europe could also spell trouble for other streaming services such as Netflix. According to the below chart from Statista, U.S. subscribers said they would ditch Netflix if Marvel and Disney movies were removed from the platform. People aged 18 to 29 were most keen to leave the service if this happens. Amazon Prime Video might also see a decline in subscribers, as many Disney movies are only available to buy or rent on its platform.

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Pricing for Disney+ will be £5.99/€6.99 per month or £59.99/€69.99 for an annual subscription. For more information or to sign up for the Disney+ service, visit DisneyPlus.com.

Disney+ launches in western Europe on March 24, 2020.