Disney+ streaming service goes live across the UK

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Lots of people have been looking forward to the launch of Disney+ and for those of you who've been eagerly anticipating its launch, the wait is finally over.

The streaming service is finally available in the UK and Ireland, several months after it went live in the United States.

Disney says the platform gives viewers the chance to stream lots of family-friendly movies and TV series.

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Subscribers will be able to watch content from the Disney, Pixar and Marvel brands

It joins the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, but unlike these platforms, the service has been developed with kids in mind. None of the films and episodes on offer will be rated above a 12A.

Those who sign up to the service will be able to access content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.

Disney promises the platform will also offer 'never-before-seen content,' but there'll be plenty of classics available too including films like the original Beauty and the Beast, The Muppet Movie, Finding Nemo, all the Toy Story movies and, of course, the modern-classic Frozen.

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What else can viewers expect?

Disney announced that it will temporarily reduce its video streaming quality in Europe to help limit the impact on the internet. This means people watching shows on Disney+ may notice a slight difference in video quality at first.

Many adults and children are now working and learning from home to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, but this also means more people will be accessing the internet from their houses all day.

This additional demand on broadband, which is what we need to connect to the internet, could cause problems.

Facebook, Netflix, Amazon and Apple have also said they'll be reducing the quality of their videos for now.

Will you and your family be checking out Disney+?

If so, what are you looking forward to watching? Let us know in the comments.

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