Amazon's Fire TV devices will include the Disney Plus streaming service when it launches Nov. 12.
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"We've spent the last few years completely transforming The Walt Disney Company to focus the resources and immense creativity across the entire company on delivering an extraordinary direct-to-consumer experience, and we're excited for the launch of Disney Plus on November 12," Iger said Thursday.
The deal follows Disney and
discussions over the terms of carrying Disney apps on the
device, according to the WSJ report. Amazon confirmed via email that the Disney Plus app will be coming to its Fire TV streaming devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs and compatible Fire Tablets -- and Disney will be giving Fire TV and Fire Tablet users a free seven-day trial of Disney Plus.
Amazon Fire users will be able to say "Alexa, open Disney Plus" into their Alexa Voice Remote, Echo or Fire TV Cube with built-in Alexa, Amazon added.
Watch this: Disney Plus: Everything you need to know (The Daily Charge, 8/29/2019)
Disney has added support for
, Apple, Google and Microsoft in addition to the Amazon Fire TV, Iger said on the call.
Iger also said Disney-owned FX will be developing content exclusively for streaming platform Hulu, which is also owned by Disney.
"FX is producing original programming for Hulu," Iger said, adding FX's entire library of content will be moved to Hulu. Shows currently airing on FX will be available on Hulu "hours after they air."