Disney reaches on deal with Amazon for Disney


When Disney announced plans to release Disney+ over the summer, they listed several platforms the streaming service would be available - and Amazon was not among them.

This means that it will be possible to access the Disney service with Amazon Fire Stick and similar products, directly using these to see the contents.

The content for the service will instead be coming on Hotstar, which is owned by Star India, another entertainment media company from Walt Disney.

Just 18 months since launching the service, the U.S. media giant's chief executive Bob Iger has told investors that the company has "numerous interesting opportunities" to expand its ESPN+ portfolio as it eyes further growth.

When Disney+ launches on November 12, Fire TV users will be able to download the app from the Amazon App Store. Disney has become the biggest Hollywood player with the acquisition of studio and TV assets from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox.

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Separately, it's been announced Disney+ will be available on Amazon devices including Fire TV streaming devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and compatible Fire Tablets timed with the United States launch next Tuesday.

On prime of the Disney+ Europe launch dates, Disney CEO Bob Iger has lately revealed that the business has struck a deal with Amazon to stream Disney+ on the FireStick, which will presumably be the principal distribution method in some nations around the world.

Disney Plus, which launches November 12 for $6.99 a month, will cost about half as much as Netflix and offer a library of movies and TV shows backed by its huge franchises, including "The Avengers" and "Star Wars", to "The Simpsons" and "Toy Story". Original Apple TV+ shows have so far been met with lukewarm early reviews, but the low subscription price and an offer of year-long memberships free with purchase of the company's devices was expected to encourage viewers to tune in.