When we learned which devices you'll be able to stream Disney+ on when it launches next week, there was one platform noticeably absent: Amazon Fire TV. Now it can be added to the list.
Amazon has struck a deal with Disney to get the Disney+ streaming service onto Fire TV devices. The news was first revealed by the Wall Street Journal and then was confirmed by Amazon's official Fire TV account on Twitter. A separate report from the WSJ claims that Amazon and Disney had previously been unable to agree on one particular matter.
It's said that Amazon had wanted to sell a "substantial percentage" of the ad space on Disney apps and that Disney had resisted to it. Today's report doesn't have any information on what deal Amazon and Disney eventually agreed to, but owners of Amazon's Fire TV devices can rest easy knowing that they'll be able to stream The Simpsons, Star Wars, Toy Story, and other popular Disney content when Disney+ launches on November 12th.
Amazon's Fire TV devices are some of the most popular streaming players around, with recent reports suggesting that Fire TV has 29% of the U.S. market for streaming boxes behind only Roku. That means that this agreement between Amazon and Disney is a big deal for both parties. With it, Amazon doesn't have to worry about its Fire TV users getting frustrated that they can't access Disney+ on their streaming devices, and Disney knows that its new streaming service will be available to a much wider audience.
— Fire TV (@amazonfiretv) November 7, 2019