If you’ve eagerly been awaiting the Disney Plus launch in the U.K. and Western Europe, there’s some good news for you today.
Ever since Disney Plus was first announced, it’s been a point of contention that the U.K. and Europe were going to have to wait so long to also receive it. While those of us in North America were going on and on about Baby Yoda and The Mandalorian, large portions of the world were having to do without.
At last, there is some good news. The Walt Disney Co. announced on Wednesday that the U.K., Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland hade had their launch dates moved up. Instead of March 31, the service will now launch a full week earlier on March 24. It’s unclear what has changed to move it up by a week, but it’s better than nothing.
Additional markets throughout Europe will be added during the summer.
The pricing has also been confirmed and it will be priced at £5.99/€6.99 ($8) per month, or £59.99/€69.99 ($78) for an annual subscription.
Why there was such a gap in regional releases is still unclear. With a property as big as Star Wars being a weekly series, you would have thought they would want a global release, but luckily going forward we should all get to enjoy the various series at the same time.