During an interview with Bloomberg following the announcement of Disney+ launch date, pricing, and availability information, Iger said: "The app will in all likelihood be available through traditional app distributors, Apple being one of them."
"So I'm fairly certain that if people want to buy the app — sorry, subscribe to the app is probably a better way to put it — they'll be able to do so through Apple and the iTunes Store."
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It's important to note that Iger's comments don't amount to an official announcement from Disney+, and as an Apple board member, it has been suggested that his involvement in both companies could amount to a conflict of interest.
When this was put to him by Bloomberg, Iger said that he was "mindful of my fiduciary responsibility to Apple shareholders as a member of the board", even though his own company's new TV streaming service will likely be one of Apple TV Plus' biggest competitors.
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Roll on November
Iger's comments come after the announcement that Disney+ will launch in the US on November 12 for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. Launch price and dates in other regions are still to be confirmed.
The service will feature five different hubs, containing the major franchises belonging to the entertainment giant – Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.
As such, lots of new content has been announced, including Marvel shows featuring Hawkeye, Loki, Falcon, Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch and Vision, a new Star Wars series titled The Mandalorian, and new series’ starring classic characters from the likes of Toy Story and Monsters, Inc.
As well as that, Disney+ is promising exclusive streaming of all 30 seasons of The Simpsons from day one, as a result of Disney’s recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox