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Disney Plus lands on Sky boxes, streaming sticks in Germany

The Walt Disney Company’s family-friendly streaming service Disney Plus is now available on set-top boxes and streaming devices offered by Sky Deutschland in Germany.

The Disney Plus app landed on Sky Q boxes this week, enabling Sky Deutschland’s satellite TV customers with the next-generation set-top boxes to streaming Disney Plus without switching inputs.

A variant of the app is also now available for Sky Deutschland’s customers who subscribe to the company’s streaming TV service with a Sky Ticket TV Stick, a streaming TV stick that runs a white-label version of Roku’s operating system.

In Europe, Disney Plus offers access to the Walt Disney animated film catalog along with movies and TV shows produced by Disney’s subsidiary brands, including Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar and Star Wars.

Disney Plus also contains grown-up shows through the company’s subsidiary brand Star, which is comparable to its domestic streaming service Hulu.

Disney Plus joins a growing lineup of third-party apps accessible on Sky Q , the next-generation broadband platform for Sky’s satellite customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Italy. Other apps offered to Sky customers in Germany include Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, TV Now (RTL), ARD and ZDF. Sky customers in the United Kingdom gained access to Disney Plus last year.

Sky Deutschland and its subsidiary brands are owned by Sky Group, which is a division of Comcast.

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