The Walt Disney Company and Amazon have reached a deal that will bring the Disney+ streaming service to Amazon’s Fire TV devices.
Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the distribution deal on CNBC Thursday following a strong fourth quarter earnings report. Iger said the company also has distribution deals with Apple, Samsung, LG, Google and Microsoft.
“It’s ready to go,” Iger said of Disney+ on CNBC. “I think people will be extremely pleased.”
Disney+ is scheduled to launch on Tuesday in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands with a slate of exclusive content. It will be available in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain on March 31, the company announced Thursday.
Disney shares were up 5% in after hours trading after the company reported that revenue in Q4 beat expectations at $19.1 billion, a 34% increase compared to a year earlier.
The company had a strong showing across the board with its film studio leading the way. Revenue for the film unit is up 52% from the year prior thanks to strong box office performances by “Toy Story 4,” and the live-action remakes of “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.”
Each one of those films made more than $1 billion worldwide.
The service, which costs $6.99 per month, will include many of Disney’s biggest brands — such as Marvel, Star Wars, Disney Animation and Pixar.
The launch of Disney+ is a big moment for the company since it’s Disney’s first foray into the streaming world and a major shift in focus for the overall business.