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Disney+ app launches on Google Play ahead of Dutch preview

Disney+ on Disney mouse
Disney+ on Disney mouse (Image credit: Android 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 what new states:

"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.

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

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.

  • There is loads of content available, most also available in localised language (i.e. kids movies in Dutch) and it looks like all content is available for download to your device. I think Netflix will have it really tough here in the Netherlands for the coming two Months!
  • Can you share APK?
  • Don't bother, they'll check your invoice address (Google play/PayPal) to see whether you are really located in the Netherlands.
  • Downloaded! Will see if I'll keep it after the 12th. Already have Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube Premium.. Well another 7 euro's won't matter right 🙈 #TheNetherlandsFirst
  • I needs my "Star Wars" shows!!! I'm drooling while waiting for "The Mandalorian" and the last season of "The Clone Wars"... I'm still not seeing the Disney+ app yet...😭 Why the hell is the Netherlands getting a head start?! They wear wooden shoes, get their electricity from wind mills, have tulips for flowers and the whole country is below sea level!!!! Dammit!!! 😁😋😝😜🤪
  • Electricity from wind turbines in the Netherlands?!? Last year only 7.4% of the electricity in the Netherlands was from renewables, so including solar. Most third world countries do even better than that...