Disney Plus is the ultimate streaming service for Disney fans. But it offers more than just kids’ cartoons. As well as all the classics, the platform houses every Star Wars movie and most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
To figure out whether the service is right for you and your household, why not try it out? With Disney Plus deals, free trials, and bundles all on offer, here’s how to make the most of this family-friendly platform.
What is Disney Plus?
Hundreds of movies and shows can be found in the Disney Plus library, spanning the worlds of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Any title can be viewed whenever you want via the likes of phones, tablets, smart TVs, and gaming consoles. And thanks to Disney Plus’s sole reliance on subscription fees, you won’t have to sit through commercials to watch your chosen content.
For a competitive monthly or annual fee, you can view both classic and contemporary series and movies. Disney+ even produces original content — like the Star Wars series The Mandalorian — that you won’t find anywhere else. (In fact, it’s thought that Disney+ will soon be the only streaming service where you can catch the vast majority of Disney-owned titles.)
The entire service is made for families. Up to 4 people can use it at any one time, and you can create 7 individual profiles with just 1 account. And if you want to watch Disney+ content offline, you can — the platform offers unlimited downloads.
How do I sign up for a Disney Plus free trial?
New subscribers can sign up for a week-long free Disney Plus trial via the Disney+ website or any compatible device. The list includes Android and iOS devices, Chromecast, Roku, certain smart TVs, and gaming consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4. You’ll receive the same free trial offer, no matter which device you choose.
The sign-up process is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to create an account by entering an email address and password. Payment information is also required as you’ll be asked to choose between a monthly or annual Disney plus subscription.
What types of free trials does Disney Plus typically offer?
Disney Plus offers new subscribers a seven-day free trial. The trial length is the same, whether you’re planning on paying monthly or annually. It may not be as long as other streaming services’ trials, but a week is still plenty of time to test out Disney+.
Current 2020 Disney Plus free trials, deals, and bundles
Right now, you can bag a free seven-day Disney+ trial. Why not use the week to rewatch your favorite films and check out the service’s features?
Disney plus deals are rare. Verizon is currently the only company offering a promo. Those who sign up for its Fios, 5G Home, or Unlimited plans can get Disney+ free for a year. (If you already have an Unlimited Verizon plan, you can also take advantage of the offer.) To benefit, you must enroll with Verizon by August 19, 2020. When your free year is up, you’ll be charged Disney+’s standard monthly rate.
What’s the value of the Disney Plus, ESPN+, Hulu bundle?
While Disney Plus provides hours of entertainment, it may not tick all the boxes of your streaming needs. Thankfully, you can please every family member with the Disney Plus, ESPN+, and Hulu bundle. This triple delight will give you access to almost 50,000 additional on-demand titles via Hulu and plenty of sports coverage via ESPN+. Together, the three services cost just $12.99/mo. — that’s a saving of around $5/mo.
Hulu’s ad-supported plan is included in the deal. But if you sign up for the Disney Plus bundle via Hulu’s site, you can upgrade to the Hulu + Live TV or No Ads plan. Upgraded plans will cost more each month. For example, the bundle price will increase to $18.99/mo. if you pick Hulu’s No Ads package.
Hulu + Live TV users can customize their package to suit their needs. The standard plan offers more than 65 networks. But, for an additional monthly fee, you can add premium channels like HBO and Showtime. Plus, you can up the 50-hour DVR storage limit to 200 hours for an extra $9.99/mo. Another $9.99/mo. will give any users unlimited simultaneous streams, so the entire household can watch what they want whenever they want.
Sports fans, meanwhile, can get their fill via the ESPN+ app. It airs live matches and games along with sports-focused documentaries and series. (If you miss a game, you can even replay it later.) NBA and NFL games may be missing from the service’s line-up, but you’ll still find coverage of soccer, baseball, rugby, and more. What’s more, 3 people can use ESPN+ at the same time.
What should I do after my Disney Plus trial expires?
When your free trial of Disney Plus comes to an end, you’ll be charged a monthly or annual fee (depending on which option you picked during the sign-up process). Disney Plus costs $6.99/mo. or $69.99/yr. So if you’ve relished getting to relive your childhood and can’t wait for more Disney magic, simply let your subscription begin.
But if you want to cancel, make sure you do so before your free trial ends. You can quickly do this by heading to the account details section in your profile.
Often, it’s a good idea to try multiple services before making a subscription decision. Luckily, almost every streaming company offers a free trial these days. If you’re looking for an enormous library of content that’s full of well-known titles and highly rated originals, head to Netflix or Amazon Prime. Both offer 30 days free. A Prime trial also includes the chance to get two-day free shipping via Amazon.
Apple TV+, meanwhile, is a great option if you’re into small and exclusive catalogs. Try it for free for a week. Don’t forget to sign up for a month-long free Hulu trial, either. It’ll give you an even better idea if the Disney Plus bundle is worth your hard-earned cash.
The final cut
Whether you’re a mega Disney fan or simply looking to please the younger members of your household, you should take advantage of Disney Plus’s free trial. Soon, the service may be the only way to watch both old and new Disney titles. So if you like what you see, sign up, sit back, and enjoy the magic.