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November 2

Netflix Basic with Ads tier still missing a lot of content, just 24 hours from launch

The Netflix Basic with Ads subscription tier launches tomorrow, after the company brought forward its plans to pre-empt a similar plan by Disney. However, the ad-supported tier needs fresh agreements with content owners, and a report today says that five big studios aren’t yet on board …

April 8, 2015

Apple reportedly at odds with Disney over which channels will be included in upcoming TV service

Reports regarding an Apple web-based TV service began to circulate in February of this year, with more details emerging last month. A new report from The Street now claims that Apple and Disney are currently in talks over what specific Disney-owned channels will be available on the service. It’s worth noting that Disney CEO Bob […]

September 16, 2014

WATCH Disney iOS apps updated with AirPlay and Chromecast streaming support

Disney’s popular apps iOS apps including WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Junior, and WATCH Disney X D have all been updated today with support for AirPlay and Chromecast streaming.

That means that owners of an Apple TV or Google’s Chromecast can now send content from the iPhone and iPad apps to an Apple TV or Chromecast-connected TV. Apple TV already has dedicated Disney channels offering most if not all of content available through the apps, but AirPlay streaming offers another way to get content to the big screen if you prefer browsing from a mobile device.

The updated WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Junior, and WATCH Disney X D apps are available now on the App Store.

What’s New in Version 4.0.2

AirPlay streaming now available via Apple TV Casting now available via Google Chromecast

October 21, 2015

DisneyLife will offer classic Disney + Pixar films, TV, music, books for £10/month, Star Wars and Marvel next

Hinting at the sea change that will come to the television and movie industries after the launch of the fourth-generation Apple TV, Disney today announced DisneyLife, a £9.99 ($15.43) per month subscription video, music, and book service that will include Pixar’s entire catalog and classic films such as Snow White and The Jungle Book, report The […]

August 27, 2013

Apple TV updated with Vevo, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Weather Channel, Smithsonian apps

Today, Apple has issued an over-the-air update to the Apple TV that brings several new content apps. Notably, in line with expectations, an app for the Vevo Music Video service has arrived. Also new are Disney Channel and Disney XD apps. With Apple’s deep partnership with Disney, it is about time that Disney has been […]

April 11, 2019

We should learn more about Disney+ today, ahead of Apple TV+ launch

We should learn more about Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+, as the company is expected to share details later today. Both Disney and Apple are set to launch their services later in the year …

April 12, 2019

Disney CEO Bob Iger expects to remain on Apple’s board despite rival streaming services

Disney CEO Bob Iger has said that he expects to remain on the board of directors at Apple despite the fact that the two companies will be launching rival streaming video services later in the year. Iger and Steve Jobs developed a close partnership through Pixar, and Tim Cook invited Iger to join Apple’s board after […]

November 12, 2019

PSA: Unable to connect to Disney+? It’s not just you, it’s them… [U: Tweet]

Disney+ launched slightly early today, the iOS and Android apps giving access ahead of the official launch at 3 am ET – but some subscribers have found themselves seeing an ‘Unable to connect to Disney+’ message.

Update: Disney has acknowledged the issue in a tweet, below …

November 13, 2019

How to use Disney+ with the Apple TV app and Up Next

Whether you’re just getting started with Disney+ or are already familiar with it, follow along for how to use Disney+ with the Apple TV app and Up Next features for a synced viewing experience.

October 22, 2019

Bob Iger not worried about Apple TV+ undercutting Disney+ on price

As the streaming wars continue to heat up, Disney CEO Bob Iger isn’t worried about the pricing of Disney+ competitors. While Disney+ is $7 per month, Apple TV+ undercuts that at $5 per month. Iger, however, thinks Disney+ will easily be able to differentiate itself.

October 25, 2019

Disney+ partners with Jim Henson Co. for new puppet talk show

The Disney+ streaming video service that’s set to launch just after Apple TV+ next month has signed a deal with Jim Henson Co. for a comedy talk show that will further bolster its programming.

February 6, 2019

Disney plans to license content for its upcoming video service, not just originals

While details on Apple’s upcoming video streaming service remain sparse, Disney is preparing to launch its Disney+ standalone service soon. And while Disney certainly has a giant catalog of original catalog, it sounds like Disney+ won’t be limited to the Disney’s own content.

March 7, 2019

Disney Plus to include ‘entire Disney motion picture library’ as it looks to compete with Apple

Alongside the launch Apple’s upcoming streaming service, Disney is prepping the launch of its own Display Plus platform. Speaking to shareholders today, Disney CEO Bob Iger offered more details on the Disney Plus service, including that the service will contain “the entire Disney motion picture library.”

December 23, 2015

Disney-backed virtual reality company brings 360-degree videos to Apple TV

If you have an Apple TV, look out for the Littlstar app, which brings 360-degree videos to the platform for the first time. The company says that it has thousands of videos in its library, including ones from major brands like Discovery, Disney, Fusion, MLB, Mountain Dew, National Geographic, PBS and Red Bull. You use […]

September 13, 2017

Bizarrely, the one studio that hasn’t signed up for 4K movies on Apple TV is Disney

Apple had great news for movie lovers yesterday: not only would it be selling 4K movies for the same price as existing HD ones, but you’ll be able to upgrade existing purchases to the higher resolution completely free of charge. However, while most major studies are in on the deal, there’s one odd omission: Disney […]

March 5, 2019

Disney’s Bob Iger seat on Apple’s board could be at risk as both companies plan to launch video streaming service later this year

Apple’s push into original TV and movies could be a potential problem for Disney CEO Bob Iger as he currently holds a seat on Apple’s board. Both companies are set to launch video streaming services sometime this year.

September 30, 2019

Free Netflix episodes offered as competition with Apple TV+ and Disney+ looms

With Apple TV+ and Disney+ both set to launch in November, Netflix seems to be trying a new marketing tactic: free Netflix episodes for non-subscribers…

August 28, 2019

Disney Plus discount offer crashes website, adds to Apple TV+ pressure

A Disney Plus discount offer has further added to concerns about how much Apple can realistically charge for its upcoming Apple TV+ streaming video service…

August 19, 2019

Disney+ will let you subscribe on iOS and tvOS using in-app purchase, offers TV app integration

Disney today confirmed new availability details for its upcoming Disney+ subscription streaming service, which goes live in the US on November 12 for $6.99 per month. The company confirmed that it will roll out apps for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Interestingly, they will also let you subscribe to Disney+ from inside the app, which […]

January 21, 2020

Disney+ moves up release date of streaming service in Europe, announces pricing

Disney today announced that the Disney+ (Disney Plus) streaming service will launch in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland earlier than initially announced.

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