Disney+ launch suffers glitch due to overwhelming demand

What you won't see on Disney

What you won't see on Disney

Now, it's time to share a sixth thing about the platform: Disney+ has raised the bar for what people should expect out of their streaming services, and will make it even more hard for the OTT offerings debuting next year-NBCUniversal's Peacock and WarnerMedia's HBO Max-to stand out in an already overcrowded space. One of Netflix's biggest benefits is its ease of use, and Disney understands that if it's not broken, don't fix it. It released with a large roster of legacy Disney content, as well as the original Star Wars show The Mandalorian.

Disney launched its long-anticipated streaming service today, November 12.

Did you fire up Disney Plus in the hope that you'd be able to enjoy a cromulent slice of The Simpsons?

Some posted screenshots of error messages that showed characters from Disney's animated movies "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Ralph Breaks the Internet". Besides classic characters such as Snow White and Pinocchio, Disney has Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic - big names that most people would recognize. You can opt for the $6.99/month plan or $69.99/year plan (which saves you roughly $13 a year).

The launch of Disney Plus is a sign that the streaming wars are in full swing.

Disney has invested billions in its streaming service, beginning with the purchase of a stake in streaming technology company BAMTech in 2016, which it later increased to a majority stake. Recent movies missing at launch include the animated Pixar movie "Coco" and the live-action "Beauty and the Beast".

Can I watch Disney+ on a regular cable TV?

Launching this service has been a massive undertaking. There are additional options to bundle the service with other subscriptions at slightly higher monthly costs.

It used to be that Disney movies would pop up on Netflix once they were out of theatres, but that deal is about to expire.

Every streaming service seems to have its fan favourites.

But compared with other newcomers, experts believe Disney will have no problem gaining - and keeping - the 60 million to 90 million worldwide subscribers it is targeting for 2024.

One valid concern noted here is that people on free trials aren't getting the time they were promised to try out the service, as they couldn't log in or watch today.

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