Although it's not set to launch in the US until November 12th, and likely won't arrive in Ireland until 2020, Disney+ has launched early in the Netherlands.
The subscription streaming service launched without any fanfare, and social media reports confirm that none of the Disney+ original shows - such as 'The Mandalorian', or 'The World According to Jeff Goldblum' - will not appear on the service until the official launch date.
From what we can gather from the photos tweeted and rough translations, Disney+ features the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the original animated series of 'X-Men', 'Spider-Man', 'Fantastic Four' and 'Iron Man', along with classics such as 'The Lion King', 'Frozen', as well as the 'Star Wars' franchise and much more besides.
Al parecer Países bajos ya cuenta con los meses de prueba de la app #DisneyPlus y si se fijan en las imágenes, al parecer no importa el país en que estés podrás seleccionar diferentes idiomas. pic.twitter.com/2jQeQXD3wc
— Sergio Ospitia⚡🎬🍿 (@sergioospitia_) September 12, 2019
Holy shit. The original X Men Animated series is on Disney Plus?!?! pic.twitter.com/D7qBAwY70d
— GJ Kooijman (@gjkooijman) September 12, 2019
Doei @NetflixNL, hallo @DisneyPlusNL we gaan vast een hele leuke en mooie tijd beleven. We hebben na 3 uur kennismaking nog steeds heel veel plezier met elkaar, en je blijft mij verassen. 😍 #DisneyPlus #Netflix #doei pic.twitter.com/eRAGc71mYE
— Roy Korbijn (@RoyKorbijn) September 12, 2019
Disney are clearly aiming to drive people off the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, to the point where they're currently offering a free two-month trial in the Netherlands, with the subscription price of €7 per month, or €70 per year. Given how the complex licencing agreements Disney has with Netflix, as well as terrestrial television channels, there's a good chance that Disney+ won't be available worldwide until well into 2020.
Currently, Disney have given no firm indication when the service will launch in Ireland. The last confirmed update listed Western Europe as launching between October of this year and March of next year.