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Tech Tuesday: Disney Plus is Here

A new streaming service is joining the ranks of Netflix and Hulu today.

Entertainment giant Disney has called it the future of its company, and it’s finally here: Disney Plus.

In this week’s Tech Tuesday, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about Disney’s new streaming service.

What is Disney Plus?

Designed as the exclusive home to stream theatrical blockbusters from Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and Disney’s own studios, Disney Plus launched today.

As eager new subscribers sign up and stream, the launch hasn’t been completely smooth. Complaints about service outages have been rolling in from users. Disney said on Twitter the demand for Disney Plus has exceeded its “high expectations” and is “working to quickly resolve the current user issue.”

With the exception of service outages, Disney Plus launched in a big way, debuting with 10 original movies, specials and series, with another 45 original programs expected to be released within a year of its launch.

Where can I watch?

Disney Plus subscribers can start with a seven-day free trial before paying the monthly fee of $6.99 month, or $69.99 yearly. Disney is also offering a bundle that includes Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99. That’s the same price you’d pay for Netflix’s standard subscription service. Hulu’s most basic service costs $5.99 a month, or $11.99 for the ad-free version. HBO Now costs $14.99 per month, while Netflix starts at $8.99. Amazon Prime Video membership costs $8.99 per month. CBS All Access costs $5.99 per month and $9.99 to go commercial-free.

The Disney Plus app is available through devices on Apple, Google, Microsoft, Sony and Roku.

If you’re a fan of Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar or Disney, this may just be the perfect streaming service for you.