With the launch of Disney+ on Nov. 12, Verizon (VZ) is offering the streaming service to its customers free for a year.

Verizon is extending the offer to its 4G LTE and 5G wireless unlimited customers, new Fios Home Internet service holders, and 5G Home Internet subscribers. These customers will receive the service for free for 12 months, allowing them to stream Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic movies and shows on its network.

Eligible Verizon customers can activate their Disney+ subscription on Nov. 12, and start streaming the service on mobile and connected TV devices. The content will be commercial-free and viewable on up to four concurrent devices as well as available for downloading for offline viewing.

Following the 12-month free viewing period, Verizon customers can subscribe to Disney+ for $6.99 a month.

“Giving Verizon customers an unprecedented offer and access to Disney+ on the platform of their choice is yet another example of our commitment to provide the best premium content available through key partnerships on behalf of our customers,” Hans Vestberg, Verizon chairman and CEO said.

“Our work with Disney extends beyond Disney+ as we bring the power of 5G Ultra Wideband technology to the entertainment industry through exciting initiatives with Disney Innovation Studios and in the parks,” he added.

Disney (DIS) has said it will release more than 25 original series and 10 original films and documentaries on Disney+ this year alone.

Shares of Verizon stock were up 0.12 percent as of 10:52 a.m. ET on Tuesday while shares of Disney stock were up 1.96 percent at the same time. 

Netflix will be facing tougher competition from rivals including Disney+ which is set to launch November 12 Netflix will be facing tougher competition from rivals including Disney+ which is set to launch November 12 Photo: AFP / Robyn Beck