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Apple Highlights 'Disney Melee Mania' Apple Arcade Exclusive, Shares 'Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock' Teaser

Monday November 15, 2021 8:56 am PST by
Apple today announced that "Disney Melee Mania," a new game featuring iconic Disney and Pixar characters, will soon be coming exclusively to Apple Arcade. Developed by Mighty Bear Games, Disney Melee Mania brings a large number of Disney and Pixar characters together to battle in a virtual arena. Characters from "Wreck-It Ralph," "Frozen," "The Incredibles," "Toy Story," and more battle...
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Disney+ Has 118.1 Million Subscribers Two Years After Launch

Wednesday November 10, 2021 1:34 pm PST by
Disney+ now has more than 118 million global paid subscribers, Disney announced today in its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2021 [PDF]. The streaming service has gained 2.1 million subscribers in the last quarter, and 44.4 million subscribers over the course of the last 12 months. In November 2020, Disney+ had 73.7 million subscribers, so its growth over the last year has been...
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Amazon Announces 'Astro' Home Robot, Echo Show 15, Apple Fitness+ Competitor and More

Tuesday September 28, 2021 11:35 am PDT by
Amazon today held a media event that saw the introduction of a slew of new products, ranging from an in-home Alexa robot to a new fitness service that mimics Apple Fitness+. We've rounded up all of Amazon's most interesting announcements below. Astro Household Robot Astro is an Alexa-integrated home robot that can monitor the home, help users keep in touch with family, and more. Astro can...
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Disney Raising Prices for ESPN+ to $6.99 Per Month/$69.99 Per Year

Monday July 12, 2021 3:16 pm PDT by
Disney today told subscribers that it is raising the price for its ESPN+ standalone streaming service. Starting on August 13, the monthly price will increase from $5.99 to $6.99, and the yearly price will increase from $59.99 per year to $69.99 per year. Prices for UFC pay-per-view matches will remain unchanged, and the bundle that includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ will not be increasing....
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Disney+ Now Has 103.6 Million Subscribers

Thursday May 13, 2021 3:27 pm PDT by
Disney+ now has more than 103 million global paid subscribers, Disney said today in its Q2 earnings report [PDF]. The streaming service has gained more than three million subscribers since March, which was the last time subscriber details were shared. In April 2020, Disney+ had just 33 million subscribers, so the service's growth has been astronomical, exceeding all expectations in the year...
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Disney World Launches MagicBand for iPhone and Apple Watch With Animations and Express Mode Support

Tuesday March 30, 2021 8:29 am PDT by
Disney today announced the launch of MagicBand support for iPhone and Apple Watch in a service called "Disney MagicMobile," which uses the Wallet app. Disney's MagicBand is a colorful wristband that guests can wear at Walt Disney World to enter the theme parks, unlock their hotel room, and buy food and merchandise. Disney announced the new MagicMobile service earlier this month, which...
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Disney+ U.S. Price Increasing to $7.99/Month This Friday

Wednesday March 24, 2021 12:33 pm PDT by
Starting on Friday, March 26, Disney plans to raise the price of its subscription streaming service, Disney+. Currently priced at $6.99 per month in the U.S., the cost will be going up by $1 to $7.99 per month. Those who want to lock in the $6.99 per month price point should sign up for a subscription before March 26. The yearly subscription price is also going up, increasing from $69.99 to...
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Disney World MagicBand Support Coming to iPhone and Apple Watch

Friday March 12, 2021 7:41 am PST by
Disney today announced MagicBand support for iPhone and Apple Watch in a service called "Disney MagicMobile," which uses the Wallet app. Disney's MagicBand is a colorful wristband that guests can wear at Walt Disney World to enter the theme parks, unlock their hotel room, and buy food and merchandise. MagicMobile brings a contactless way to access many MagicBand features using only an ‌iPho...
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Disney+ Now Has More Than 100 Million Subscribers

Tuesday March 9, 2021 11:24 am PST by
Disney+ has surpassed 100 million global paid subscribers, Disney announced today during a shareholders meeting. The streaming service has gained five million subscribers since Mid-February, which was the last time subscriber info was shared. "The enormous success of Disney+ --which has now surpassed 100 million subscribers--has inspired us to be even more ambitious, and to significantly...
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Disney+ Plans International Rollout of Adult-Friendly 'Star' Channel to Subscribers Starting Next Week

Wednesday February 17, 2021 11:30 am PST by
Disney+ is set to expand its streaming service offering next week with a rollout of its more adult-aimed Star brand to existing subscribers in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. According to CNET, the Star brand will include content from Disney Television Studios, FX, 20th Century Studios, and 20th Television that's more adult-friendly, as opposed to the all-ages content that's...
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One Year After Launch, Disney+ Has 73.7 Million Subscribers

Thursday November 12, 2020 1:41 pm PST by
It's been exactly one year since the Disney+ streaming service first launched, and over the course of the last 12 months, Disney+ has gained 73.7 million subscribers, surpassing expectations. Disney announced the impressive subscriber numbers during its fourth quarter earnings results, which went out this afternoon."Even with the disruption caused by COVID-19, we've been able to effectively...
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Apple Upgrading iTunes Disney Movie Purchases to 4K HDR

Wednesday October 14, 2020 5:25 pm PDT by
Apple today began sending out emails to iTunes and Apple TV customers who have purchased a Disney movie in the past, letting them know that their titles have been upgraded to 4K HDR at no cost. Several MacRumors readers have received the emails, which come a week after Disney titles in the iTunes Store began showing up as 4K in the United States and Canada. Many Disney titles are now...
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Apple Music Now Features Soundtracks and More From Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars

Friday October 9, 2020 7:12 am PDT by
Disney today announced that Apple Music subscribers can now access a unique collection of over 30 playlists, classic soundtracks, radio stations, and more related to Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars movies and franchises. Playlists are available for Disney favorites like Frozen, Disney classics like Mickey Mouse and Winnie-the-Pooh, Disney Channel and Disney Junior shows, Marvel and Star ...
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Disney Movies Showing as Available in 4K on iTunes Store in Select Countries

Monday October 5, 2020 6:48 am PDT by
A wide selection of Disney movies are showing as available in 4K on the iTunes Store as of today in the United States and Canada, including many Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars titles. However, not all movies are listed as 4K at this time. iTunes Store content became available in 4K in 2017 in time for the launch of the Apple TV 4K box, but Disney movies were a notable exclusion. This isn't...
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Disney+ Now Has 57.5 Million Paid Subscribers

Tuesday August 4, 2020 2:31 pm PDT by
Disney's streaming television and movie service Disney+ boasts 57.5 million paid subscribers worldwide as of June 27, up three million from the 54.5 million subscribers it had in May 2020. By early 2020, Disney+ had already hit 50 million subscribers, marking impressive growth since it launched in November. When Disney+ launched, Disney estimated that it would see 60 to 90 million...
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Disney+ Streaming Service Now Has 54.5 Million Subscribers

Tuesday May 5, 2020 4:49 pm PDT by
Disney+ now has 54.5 million subscribers worldwide, a new total announced today during the company's quarterly earnings call. That means Disney has gained 4.5 million Disney+ subscribers since April 8, when it said that Disney+ had 50 million subscribers. Disney+ launched in November and has grown to almost $55 million subscribers over the course of the last six months. Disney's...
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Disney+ Reaches 50 Million Subscribers in Just Five Months

Wednesday April 8, 2020 5:46 pm PDT by
Five months after launching, and with millions of people stuck at home, Disney's streaming service Disney+ now has 50 million subscribers, reports Deadline. Disney+ in early February had 28.6 million subscribers, which means the streaming service has grown by 21.4 million subscribers in the last two months. Much of the boost can be attributed to recent launches of the service in the UK,...
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Pixar's Newest Film 'Onward' Arriving on Digital Platforms in the U.S. Tonight, Streaming on Disney+ April 3

Friday March 20, 2020 7:41 am PDT by
Disney and Pixar's new animated movie "Onward" is following the recent trend of movies arriving early on digital platforms amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Starting in the United States tonight, March 20 at 5 p.m. PT, "Onward" will be available to purchase on digital retail platforms like iTunes for $19.99 (via Variety). Following this, the movie will be streaming for Disney+...
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Disney World Returns Fully Working iPhone 11 to Family Weeks After Device Sank to Bottom of Seven Seas Lagoon

Friday February 28, 2020 3:28 pm PST by
A family from Montana has both Apple and Disney to thank for ensuring their recent vacation ended magically after all. In early October, parents Lisa and Jacob Troyer took their daughter Sophie on a weeklong trip to Disney World to "fulfill a little girl's dream." While there, they took in the Florida sun, went on rides, met Halloween-themed Disney characters, and had all of the fun that one...
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Disney+ Pre-Launch Promotion Offering Discounted Prices for Europe

Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:58 am PST by
Disney+ is coming to Europe in just under a month, and Disney is offering prospective customers a discount subscription offer if they sign up early to the streaming video service. Residents in the United Kingdom can get a year of Disney+ for £49.99 instead of the standard £59.99 annual subscription rate if they sign up between now and March 23. Elsewhere, in other European markets users...