Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, will apparently be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and possibly the Nintendo Switch.
The possibility of the streaming service making its way to consoles was first hinted at by a picture included as part of the Disney+ marketing materials which clearly shows the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch alongside another compatible device. However, at the time that photo was released, there was no official word regarding whether these consoles would support the service.
Now, things are a little more clear (and a little more confusing). Disney has confirmed that Disney+ will indeed be available for PS4 thanks to a new deal between Disney and Sony. However, no similar announcement has been made for the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch at this time. The implication here seems to be that Disney has not finalized a similar deal with Microsoft and Nintendo.
While we fully expect they will reach a deal with Microsoft in time for the service’s launch, Nintendo is the most interesting name in this conversation. Currently, the Switch only supports YouTube and Hulu as its major streaming services. Could it be possible that Disney reached a deal with Nintendo that Netflix and Amazon seemingly haven’t until this point? It’s certainly possible considering that Disney owns a sizeable chunk of Hulu. People have always noted that the Switch is a great media streaming device, but its lack of compatible services until this point has been disappointing.
What’s also worth noting is that we’ll likely see Microsoft and Sony’s new consoles hit the marketplace next year. If that is the case, then we’d fully expect for Disney+ to be available for those devices, but again, there’s no confirmation from any of the involved parties that will indeed be the case.
Disney+ is set to release on November 12 and will set you back $6.99 a month in order to access its impressive library of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Fox, and Star Wars films as well as the complete collection of The Simpsons and so much more.
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