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Disney+ is getting more expensive on Friday

Disney+ is getting more expensive on Friday

Disney+ has now gobbled up an impressive 137 million subscribers around the world. Considering that Netflix has a little over 200 million, and it's been at this game for more than a decade, it's fair to call Disney's streaming service an incredible success. But pretty soon it's going to cost a little more to get your weekly hit of Marvel, Star Wars, Disney princesses, yadda yadda.

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Disney+ passes 100 million installs on the Play Store after just 16 months

Disney+ passes 100 million installs on the Play Store after just 16 months

Disney+ launched in mid-November 2019 to throngs of eager fans — shortly before getting crushed under the weight of so many people trying to stream the first two episodes of The Mandalorian all at once. Despite the usual array of growing pains, Disney has developed a wildly successful streaming service with an incredible catalog of movies and series. It's so popular that the Disney+ app has now crossed 100 million downloads on the Play Store, only 16 months after it launched.

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Google kills most of its Disney read-along books for Nest and Home

Google kills most of its Disney read-along books for Nest and Home

For years, you've been able to trigger extra sound effects on the Google Home when reciting a handful of Little Golden library books. This Read Along feature worked with a small library of Disney titles, which has changed over the years. Earlier this week, though, Google massively cut the number of titles available to a mere five.

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Star coming to Disney+ February 23 in select regions

Star coming to Disney+ February 23 in select regions

Following its announcement around a month ago, Disney+ is now informing subscribers in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada that its new Star brand will be launching late next month. Star will be the sixth tile in the Disney+ app in those regions.

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Disney+ announces tons of new titles for 2021, accompanied by a price hike

Disney+ announces tons of new titles for 2021, accompanied by a price hike

Disney had a ton of announcements to make during its annual Investor Day presentation, an event that's long become a forum for revealing new content. Most notably, the company shared that it beginning March 26, 2021, Disney+ will cost $7.99 a month or $79.99 a year in the US, which is a $1 price hike. But subscribers are in for a ton of new content from Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, and National Geographic, so it's not merely a money grab.

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The best Google Play Store apps and games of 2020 have been announced

The best Google Play Store apps and games of 2020 have been announced

Every year, Google asks Play Store users to vote for their favorite apps, and that's no different for 2020 — the contest was open through November 23. Now the company has announced which developers won the sought-after user award and has also revealed which apps and games have received trophies from Play Store editors.

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Google created a Mandalorian AR experience, only available on select 5G phones (APK Download)

Google created a Mandalorian AR experience, only available on select 5G phones (APK Download)

It looks like 5G is the standard of choice in a galaxy far, far away, as Google and Lucasfilm have teamed up to create a Mandalorian AR experience that is only available on 5G Pixel phones and "other select 5G Android" handsets. Interestingly enough, you don't actually need to be on a 5G connection to get in on the fun, and when we sideloaded the app to older, 4G-only phones, we noticed that the experience is running just fine.

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Disney+ reaches 50 million installs on the Play Store

Disney+ reaches 50 million installs on the Play Store

Disney+ is just over a year old, and it's steaming ahead, extending both its library and its reach. Whether it's The Mandalorian, The Little Mermaid, or some choice nature documentaries, there's plenty to hold your attention on the streaming platform — and held the attention of many, it has. The Disney+ app has been downloaded over 50 million times on the Play Store.

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Disney+ brings its streaming magic to Brazil, Mexico, and other Latin American countries

Disney+ brings its streaming magic to Brazil, Mexico, and other Latin American countries

Disney+ is only about a year old, but it's already one of the most popular streaming services thanks to its combination of classic animated musicals, wacky DCOMs, and of course, all the Star Wars content you could ever want (including the new LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special). Now the streaming platform is expanding its reach to a new customer base: Latin America.

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Disney+ is the latest streaming service to add group watching

Disney+ is the latest streaming service to add group watching

It's slightly more difficult to get together with friends to watch movies and TV shows, given there's a pandemic and all, which has led to a rush for group playback tools. Browser extensions for syncing playback across multiple people have seen a rise in popularity, and services like Prime Video and Plex have added native group play. Disney announced today that it is adding the functionality to Disney+, so you can host watch-alongs across all platforms.

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