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Disney's long-awaited streaming service will launch in Ireland from tomorrow. 

The platform, called Disney Plus, will feature all of the biggest TV shows and blockbusters from the company.

Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars productions will be available to stream all from one place.

Additionally, more than 600 episodes of The Simpsons will be available as Disney aims to rival Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Speaking on Newstalk Breakfast, technology correspondent Jess Kelly said Disney has removed all their content from rival sites.

She said: "When Disney and other big production houses realised just how successful the Netflix streaming platform is, they did absolutely re-jig so a lot of their content is no longer available.

"You'll see big broadcasters in the US, like NBC is working on their own streaming platform so things like Friends and their other shows will disappear from other content platforms."

Account features

She also outlined some of the features each Disney Plus account will have.

She said: "You can watch four screens at once, you can also do unlimited downloads across ten devices.

"You can have seven profiles on one account and there are specific kid profiles if you do have the younger eyes in your home."

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger expressed his excitement at the launch of Disney Plus in an interview with ABC News in the US back in April.

He said it will be a game-changer in online streaming because of the connection people have to the brands on the platform.

He added: "This sets us apart from the rest of the world because of the connection people have to these beloved story tellers."

Disney Plus costs €6.99 monthly or €69.99 annually.

Additional reporting by Andrew Lowth 

Main image: A Walt Disney logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Photo: Igor Golovniov / SOPA Images/Sipa USA

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