Disney hasof its highly-anticipated streaming service, and it’s coming to Apple TV.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has suggested that Disney+ will be coming to Apple TV devices, in spite of speculation that it would come into conflict with Apple’s new streaming service, Apple TV+.
That’s according to afrom Bloomberg, which explains that the Disney+ app will eventually be available through traditional distributors, while users will also be able to enjoy it on Smart TVs and consoles.
During an interview with Bloomberg following the announcement of the, Bob Iger said: “The app will in all likelihood be available through traditional app distributors, Apple being one of them.”
“So I’m fairly certain that if people want to buy the app — sorry, subscribe to the app is probably a better way to put it — they’ll be able to do so through Apple and the iTunes Store.”
Bloomberg also asked the CEO on his role as an Apple board member, a position that could be in jeopardy given the two companies will soon be streaming industry rivals — Apple TV+ is coming this fall. Iger seemed to suggest that there is no conflict of interest, at least not yet.
“Obviously I’m mindful of my fiduciary responsibility toshareholders as a member of the board,” Iger said. “When the subject is discussed at Apple board meetings, I’m careful to recuse myself, and I’m in constant dialogue about making sure that I’m not doing anything that in any way would essentially cause me to be wouldn’t be in keeping with what an Apple board member would do.”
Disney+ will launch in the US on November 12, for $7 USD a month. It will have a very large library of old Disney movies and TV shows — crucially, including titles from its Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars catalog — along with new movies and series made exclusively for the streaming service. It won’t have any ads. And it will allow subscribers to download all of that stuff, and watch it offline, whenever they want.