Disney+ launched in European Union on March 24 with reduced quality

Disney has decided to introduce its video-on-demand service in Europe, starting Tuesday, March 24. The countries include the UK, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. However, the video quality wouldn’t be top-notch during the early stage.

The company released a statement saying, “In anticipation of high consumer demand for Disney+, we are proactively instituting measures to lower our overall bandwidth utilization by at least 25% in all of the markets launching Disney+ on March 24.”

Disney has also mentioned that the company will follow through with the request made by the European Union, asking the company to make sure that broadband infrastructure will work without any difficulties after the introduction of Disney+ in the EU.

The company also mentioned that they hope that people who are forced to stay indoors due to the Coronavirus outbreak would use the service to get some respite from the boredom caused by staying indoors.

Disney is not the only company that has complied with the European Union’s order to reduce the streaming quality to reduce the load on the broadband infrastructure. Apple TV+, Amazon, NetFlix, YouTube, and Facebook have also reduced the quality of their streams.

Until now, Disney+ was only available in select countries mainly on the North American content, and people living outside relied on VPNs to watch the shows available on the service.

So, if you are interested in watching the Marvel movies, Star Wars, or any Disney animated movie or even the Simpsons, Disney+ is a great option. You also get a trial period to watch the content before paying for the subscription to the service.

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