Disney+ app launches on Google Play ahead of Dutch preview

Disney Plus in Google Play
Disney Plus in Google Play (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Disney+ app listing is live on Google Play, but only available in the Netherlands.
  • Dutch subcribers will apparently get a free preview this fall ahead of the November launch.
  • Screenshots of app on Android phones and tablets shown in listing.

Disney+ launches on November 12, but if you live in the Netherlands, it sounds like you'll be getting a sneak peek. The app listing has gone live on Google Play (opens in new tab), but it's not available for download on any of my devices yet, and that seems to be the same case for the folks over at Droid Life that first spotted it. The app apparently is only live in the Netherlands, as the app listing's release notes state, "Introducing a trial of Disney+, available exclusively in the Netherlands."

This trial will apparently be a proving ground for the app ahead of the rollout in five countries this November. Testing in the Netherlands will certainly allow for a smaller testing group than any US beta would have allowed, though I can't help but feel a sharp pang of jealousy at the thought of anyone getting the Disney+ app months before I do.

DIsney+ is expected to launch on a variety of platforms, including Xbox One. However, the app isn't available for testing on Microsoft's console just yet.

For now, I'll keep rewatching Disney films on Movies Anywhere and waiting for the app to come to us.

Ara Wagoner

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  • Do we know if this will be available as an app on Xbox?
  • It literally says so in the article...
  • I live in The Netherlands, its correct, disney+ is working for me since this morning. Android app and chromecast working perfectly. Its for the Netherlands now free for 2 months, after 12 november it will be €6,99 each month.
    Btw, Xbox one app als available for me.
  • Lucky bastards! I hope they roll-out D+ in other countries sooner than 2021. I don't want to wait that long.
  • Yes I can vouch for this.
    It works perfectly on my laptop in the browser. Will check Xbox One X and PC both in 4K tonight. Android app works perfectly.
  • I'm in LOOOOOVE with disney+.
    Content is already looking good.
    Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar + Disneys own content made me go for the annual payment instantly. 4 x 4K streams on 1 account for 70 euros per year is a no-brainer for me.
    Heck I would pay for 2 years in advance.
    All for Marvel content alone. Now I got all other Disney content as well.
    Best buy for streaming besides Netflix for the anime.
  • I got invited to test the app outside of the Netherlands.. Not sure if this was already a thing.