Disney+ Set to Support 4K HDR, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, User Profiles, and More
Posted Fri Aug 23, 2019 at 08:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
AV specs and other features have been announced for the upcoming service.
Disney has revealed additional technical details for its Disney+ streaming service. The app is set to launch with a variety of features, including 4K HDR playback, personalized recommendations, commercial-free viewing, support for multiple streams, and unlimited downloads for offline viewing with no extra costs.
As part of the $6.99 per month plan, subscribers will have streaming access to the entire Disney+ library. In addition, the service also supports these key features and technical specs:
- Unlimited Downloads - Subscribers can download shows and movies from the Disney+ app to up to 10 mobile or tablet devices for offline viewing. There are no limits on the number of times a title can be downloaded per year. Likewise, users can store as many titles as their device can fit.
- High-Quality Viewing - Disney+ will support up to 4K Ultra HD playback in Dolby Vision, HDR10, and Dolby Atmos audio via supported devices for compatible content. Specific titles set to be available in these formats have not been confirmed yet.
- Commercial-free Viewing - Playback through the service is entirely free from commercials.
- Profile Customizations - The platform supports up to seven different profiles with over 200 unique avatars themed after Disney, Pixar, Marvel or Star Wars characters to choose from.
- Concurrent Streaming - Disney+ enables users to stream video on up to four registered devices at the same time at no extra cost.
- Multiple Languages - English, Spanish, French and Dutch languages will be supported for the platform's interface, as well as audio and/or subtitles for library content. In addition, more language options will be available for Disney+ Originals.
- Accessibility - Closed captioning, descriptive audio, and navigation assistance are all supported as well.
Disney+ will arrive in the US on November 12 for $6.99 per month or an annual subscription price of $69.99. Likewise, users can also sign up for a streaming bundle with Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month.
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