Disney+ offers ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ pre-orders before its debut

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Disney+ has previously offered early access to movies with theatrical releases, but now it’s hoping you’ll pay in advance. The streaming service has started taking pre-orders for Premier Access to Raya and the Last Dragon ahead of its digital …

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ was so popular on streaming that it beat ‘The Office’

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There was little doubt Pixar’s Soul would find a large audience by going straight to Disney+ in many countries, but it’s now clear just how successful that strategy was. Deadline reports that the existential movie topped Nielsen’s streaming ra…

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Recommended Reading: ‘WandaVision’ begins Marvel’s TV slate on Disney+

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WandaVision is a nostalgic escape from this chaotic reality into anotherCharles Pulliam-Moore, io9io9 offers some details on the first episodes of the new Marvel series that debuted this week on Disney+. Whether you’re okay to read about the s…

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Wandavision,’ ‘Loki’ and ‘Falcon’ series come to Disney+ early next year

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After Star Wars, Hulu, Disney live-action, animated films and a few other things, Disney is highlighting its plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe during its investor’s day event. That included a lot of information and teasers for its upcomi…

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Disney+ is the best app of the year, according to Google Play users

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Google Play has announced the winners of its year-end awards, including users’ and editors’ picks for the best apps, movies, TV shows and books. As has been the case for the last couple of years, users voted for their favorite in each category. Disne…

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Disney ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘Pinocchio’ remakes may skip theaters in favor of streaming

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Disney’s shift toward streaming could have a dramatic effect on some of its highest-profile releases. Deadline sources understand the company is considering releasing live-action remakes Cruella, Peter Pan and Wendy and Pinocchio on Disney+ ra…

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Marvel’s ‘WandaVision’ premieres on Disney+ on January 15th

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At long last, the first Marvel Cinematic Universe series to hit Disney+ has a premiere date. You’ll be able to stream the first episode of WandaVision on January 15th. A new era arrives. @MarvelStudios’ #WandaVision, an Original Series, is s…

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The top video streaming services that are worth your money

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The number of video streaming services available has increased dramatically over the past couple of years as everyone decides they want a piece of the pie. The days when Netflix was your only option are long gone now, and while that’s great fo…

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The best digital gifts to send your friends and family

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There will probably always be at least a little stigma around giving a gift card or a “digital” gift, but there doesn’t have to be. For gadget-lovers who seemingly have everything, gift cards might help them get even more out of the stuff they…

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Disney Plus has a new warning label for content with racist stereotypes

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Several movies and shows on Disney+ now carry an unskippable content warning that flags racist stereotypes. "This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures,” the warning reads (via Polygon). “These ste…

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Google Assistant can control Disney+ on Google smart displays

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You can now use Google Assistant voice controls to navigate Disney+ content on smart displays like Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max. To use the feature, you’ll have to link your Disney+ subscription to your Google Home or Assistant app. Then, just sa…

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Netflix, Amazon and Disney+ will self-regulate to avoid censorship in India

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Streaming services are keen to prevent regulators from censoring their content, and they’re willing to police themselves to ensure that artistic freedom. Variety reports that Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and 12 other companies …

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‘The Mandalorian’ season two hits Disney+ on October 30th

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It’s almost time to get obsessed with Baby Yoda all over again. Season two of the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian will start streaming on Disney+ on October 30th. This is the day. New episodes start streaming October 30 on #Disn…

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Disney+ will allow in-app ‘Mulan’ purchases via Apple, Google and Roku

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Once Disney made the decision to release Mulan on Disney+ at the same time it opens in some theaters, part of the math involved how much revenue it can keep this way, as opposed to splitting the box office with movie theaters. As it turns out,…

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Verizon’s Mix & Match wireless plans add more Disney streaming

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Any definition of ‘unlimited’ service for Verizon (the owner of Engadget’s parent company) via its Mix & Match wireless plans has always been complicated and it still is, but it’s once again reshuffling the offering. The price tiers ar…

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Disney’s new AI is facial recognition for animation

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Disney’s massive archive spans the course of nearly a century of content, which can turn any search for specific characters, scenes or on-screen objects within it into a significant undertaking. However, a team of researchers from Disney’s Dir…

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‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ won’t debut on Disney+ in August

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Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier won’t start streaming next month as originally planned. Filming was put on hold in March amid the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic.When Disney released a list of what’s coming to the streaming …

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