From PC Mag: Amazon Fire TV users won't have to worry about missing out on Disney+ when it launches next week.
On Thursday, Disney and Amazon announced they had reached a deal to carry the upcoming streaming service on Fire TV devices. Expect the Disney+ app to arrive on Fire TV sticks, Fire TV edition Smart TVs, and compatible Fire Tablets starting on Nov. 12 when Disney+ launches.
"Fire TV and Fire Tablet customers can sign up for a seven-day free trial directly on their Amazon device starting November 12th, after which they will be charged $6.99 a month," Amazon said in the announcement. "If a customer signed up for Disney+ on another device, they can simply log into their account."
The two companies had previously clashed over an agreement to feature Disney+ over Amazon's streaming hardware, according to The Wall Street Journal. Reportedly, the dispute centered on Amazon wanting to sell more ad space on Disney apps, which the Mickey Mouse company was trying to resist.
What changed isn't clear. On CNBC, Disney's CEO Bob Iger simply mentioned that an agreement with Amazon had been made. Getting denied access to the Fire TV platform would've been a sizeable blow for Disney as it enters the streaming wars. Amazon's Fire TV ranks as the second largest streaming platform behind Roku, according to market research firms.
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