OK, what’s going on? Just weeks ago, Disney announced that it’s pulling all its content from Netflix by 2019 to focus on its own streaming service. But now, it’s making available some of its award-winning content on iflix. Such is the unpredictability and complexity of the content distribution business.
Nonetheless, it’s a huge win for consumers. More content means more time to binge… and chill.
Iflix has also launched its Channels feature, which will enable you to catch some of The Walt Disney Company’s popular content. You’ll get to watch some of Disney’s biggest films, in the iflix app as well as iflix.com.
Disney content will be presented in their own branded channels:
- Marvel Studios – Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, and more.
- Disney-Pixar Animation Studios – Monsters Inc, Monsters University, Up, Wall-E, and more.
- Disney – Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Cars, Lilo & Stitch, The Jungle Book, Cinderella, and more.
The titles will be available to stream in HD format, and with upgraded audio.
You can also expect more epic titles to come in 2018, namely – Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Marvel blockbuster hits including Captain America: Civil War, and Ant-Man; Disney’s The Jungle Book, Zootopia, and Tangled; and Disney-Pixar animation favourites including Finding Dory, Finding Nemo, Inside Out, Good Dinosaur, and The Incredibles!
Some of Disney’s iconic and beloved children’s content will also debut, including Disney Junior’s Sofia the First, Disney Channel’s Star Wars Rebels, and Disney XD’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
The two companies will also extend their existing distribution deal for ABC Studio’s highly-acclaimed shows, including Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Devious Maids, Quantico, Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time, and more.
The epic partnership covers content distribution, early window movie availability, and will also include a project with Disney production arm (and subsidiary), Maker Studios. The content will be released as an iflix original, exclusive to iflix.
Astro, what? Time to “let it go.”