One of the most popular streaming services is finally available on one of the most popular gaming consoles. Namely, Disney+ can now be streamed on Playstation 5. (The same goes for Star+ in Latin America.)
And, well, that’s pretty much it. Now you can see all of Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, Nat Geo and more on your PlayStation 5, in 4K and high dynamic range. The addition comes ahead of the addition of a new Disney+ level that will have some hype, but will come at a lower cost.
“A key part of our global expansion strategy is meeting consumers wherever they are, which is why we’re excited to enhance both Disney+ and Star+ for PlayStation 5 users,” said Jerrell Jimerson, Executive Vice President of Product and Design. of Disney Streaming, in a press release. “The ability to support 4K HDR video streaming on the platform will also enhance the viewing experience for fans.”
PlayStation 5 was a noticeable hole in hardware compatible with Disney+, which was otherwise already available on almost all modern pieces of streaming hardware. That includes Amazon Fire TV and Roku, which handles the two biggest streaming platforms. It’s also available on Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast with Google TV, in a web browser, on various smart TV systems, and other game consoles.
Disney+ has some 152.1 million subscribers worldwide as of July 2, 2022, with 44.5 million of them in the United States and Canada.
Disney+ subscription models are getting a bit of a shake-up later this year, with the addition of the ad-supported tier. That model will cost $8 a month, while the new “Premium” (no ads) option will cost $11 a month, or $110 a year. You’ll also be able to get ad-supported Disney+ and Hulu for $10 a month, the Disney bundle (Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+) with ads for $13 a month, or the ad-free bundle for $20 a month.
The new options will go live on December 8.
Those who have the legacy version of the ad-free Disney Bundle will be able to keep their $15 a month subscriptions.