Disney has launched it's family-friendly app, DisneyLife, in Ireland and it's jam-packed with movies, music, TV and books.
With over 250 books, 400 movies, 5000 TV episodes and 7000 songs DisneyLife has launched the ultimate app for Disney fans, and priced at €6.99, it’s gearing up to rival streaming giants Netflix and Amazon in the family market.
RTÉ Entertainment had a sneak peek at DisneyLife and discovered that it features content from Disney’s 100 years of storytelling, from Snow White to the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
As well as movies and TV content (box sets and live channels Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior) DisneyLife differs from it’s rivals by also offering a huge catalogue of music and books.
For it’s set monthly fee users can sign-up to a multi-user account with secure controls available for parents. You can also download an unlimited amount of content to use offline.
Users can personalise their account with their favourite Disney character and have access to special extras like Disney and Disney Pixar Shorts, deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes. Movies, books and kids TV series are available in up to five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Speaking about the launch Chiara Cipriani, general manager, DisneyLife EMEA, said: "We have opened the gates to the Castle and created this service with families and fans in mind, allowing them to explore Disney all in one place.
"Building on our UK launch at the end of 2015, we are delighted that DisneyLife Ireland is making Disney entertainment available to Irish fans in new ways."
Ireland is only the second country - after the UK - in which DisneyLife has launched. Interestingly it has become available soon after Disney announced that it is pulling all it’s content from Netflix, once their contract expires next year.
Disney plans to launch a similar app in the US in 2019, and while the Irish version doesn’t currently carry any Marvel or Star Wars content, the US version will.
Speaking recently CEO Bob Iger said: "We’ve now decided we will put the Marvel and Star Wars movies on this app as well."
Hopefully this will pave the way for more adult content on this side of the world. But for now there is more than enough to keep you entertained.
DisneyLife is available at DisneyLife.com and from the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.