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Samsung TVs are getting first dibs on Sky TV’s biggest new rival

Samsung is bringing Disney+ to its Smart TVs starting today. The hugely-popular streaming service, which has already amassed 26.5 million paid subscribers in the United States alone since its launch late last year, is available on Samsung TVs in the Netherlands from today.

The Disney+ app will be coming to Samsung TVs in the UK from March 24, when the video on-demand service is due to launch. Disney+ was scheduled to roll-out on March 31, 2020 but the House of Mouse brought forward the UK release date by a week. Thankfully, Samsung got the memo – and the streaming app will be ready to go on the first day.

If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know about Disney+, the all-new streaming service is a colossal push from Disney to oust the likes of Amazon Prime, Apple TV+ and Netflix. The new subscription service leverages the sheer heft of Disney’s media empire to bring new original shows and blockbuster movies centred on its existing portfolio of properties, including the likes of Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, and National Geographic.

As well as new television seasons and movies you won’t find anywhere else, Disney+ will also be the exclusive home for a number of properties from the back catalogue, including all the entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, every episode of The Simpsons, and classic animated and their live-action remakes, like The Lion King.

The arrival of Disney+ on Samsung TVs means the sets are fast-becoming a one-stop-shop for your streaming needs. Samsung was one of the first TV manufacturers to add support for Apple TV+, the Netflix rival created by the iPhone manufacturer which launched in November 2019.

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