When Disney revealed that its popular streaming service would first play in Europe a week earlier than planned, what bordered people the more was whether it would offer any sign-up incentives like it did before debuting in the United States.
The company knows about the concern but decided to keep silent until now. Disney said European users in a handful of countries, precisely outside of The Netherlands, where it went live last year will enjoy a minor discount if they pre-order before March 24th debuted, saying £10/€10 will go off of a full year registrations.
The company detailed a “limited-time low price offer” in an email sent to the Disney+ waiting list which brings the annual price down to £49.99/€59.99. According to the statement, the offers are valid until March 23rd, after which the price of a subscription will return to standard £5.99/€6.99 a month or £59.99/€69.99 a year, make no mistake about it.
5 wonderful worlds await.
Limited time offer – only £49.99 for a year.
Sign up at https://t.co/vVdgBqf37h and start streaming March 24. T&Cs apply. Offer is valid until 23 March. pic.twitter.com/jFHS3bKujF
— Disney+ UK (@DisneyPlusUK) February 24, 2020
Meanwhile, Disney is yet to confirm whether big shows like ”The Mandalorian” will be subject to a staggered release in Europe since it is now available in its entirety in the US. “The Simpsons” is also believed to be in a state of limbo.
In the FAQ part on the Disney+ website, the company assured that there will be “differences between the content available in specific territories due to rights restrictions or other reasons.”
Disney+ promised to be available in the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Ireland, Austria and Switzerland on March 24th, with customers in Belgium, Portugal and the Nordics able to sign up very soon.