What is Disney+
Launched in November 2019, Disney+ delivers some of the best Disney movies and series of all time — from nostalgic originals like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves to modern animated classics such as The Mandalorian and Frozen. It has more to offer than just Disney, too. There’s a library full of Star Wars, Marvel, National Geographic, and Pixar movies and series — programming which you simply can’t find anywhere else.
If you’re a non-cable streamer, you’re in luck. Disney+ is a direct-to-consumer streaming service, which you can download straight to your device with an app – there’s no cable required. It can also be purchased in a bundle that includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, so you can stream live sports and Hulu’s award-winning titles alongside your favorite animated shows and films.
Disney+ service plans and pricing
Disney+ doesn’t offer much variety when it comes to plans — you either commit to just one month or a full year. Still, the pricing makes other competitors look way more expensive.
Plan, Monthly price, Free trial length, Number of movies and TV shows, Offline downloads, Streaming quality, Ad-free, Live sports streaming
|Disney+||Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ Bundle|
|Free trial length||7 days||None|
|Number of TV shows and films||Thousands||Thousands|
|Streaming quality||4K HDR||4K HDR|
|Live sports streaming||No||Yes|
You can cancel your subscription at any time just by logging into the app and heading over to your account settings. You need to cancel before your next billing date to avoid being charged.
Disney+ supported devices
The Disney+ app is ready to download straight from the Google Play or Apple Store, and it’s compatible with many popular mobile devices. If you’re a console user, you can stream too — the service is accessible on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Many Smart TVs are also on the list, but you can’t watch Disney+ on desktop computers.
Here’s the full list of Disney+ supported devices:
- Apple TV
- Android phones
- Android TV
- Google Chromecast and other Chromecast-compatible devices
- iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
- PlayStation 4
- Sony TVs
- Xbox One
What to watch on Disney+
Disney+ has 600 titles to choose from, including popular TV shows and movies suitable for the whole family. Once you’ve logged in, you can search using the following categories:
- Star Wars
- National Geographic
Or, if you search by type, you can view all relevant movies, series, and Disney originals.
If you’re a lover of classic films, you can find every Disney original movie, including Cinderella, Peter Pan, Aladdin, and The Lion King. All your modern-day animated favorites are there too, such as Wreck-it Ralph, Frozen, and Toy Story 4.
There’s plenty more than just Disney, though. The entire Pixar and Star Wars libraries are there, including the big-budget Star Wars spin-off, The Mandalorian. It’s exclusive to Disney+, so you won’t find it anywhere else.
Marvel fans don’t miss out either. There are six Avengers movies to watch, plus Spider Man, Captain Marvel, and Iron Man.
And don’t forget, there are plenty of TV shows to enjoy, including every episode of The Simpsons, Hannah Montana, and X-Men.
Disney+ has just about every family member covered with its huge library of content. And if Disney is your thing, you’re in for a treat. Those that prefer documentary-style or more adult-oriented series and TV shows might prefer a different streaming service, like Hulu or Netflix. But, that’s exactly what the three-in-one Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ bundle is designed for.
Disney+ doesn’t offer DVR cloud storage, so you’re unable to record anything to watch later. Although, you can download choices you want to watch offline.
You have up to 10 simultaneous connections on one account, but you can only watch across 4 devices at any one time. So multiple users can download and view using the app. You can create seven different user profiles, too.
Disney+ is designed for the whole family, so it comes with parental control features. To get started, just set one of your user profiles to a “Kids Profile.” This removes any PG or PG-13 content from that profile’s library.
The 4K HDR streaming is an exciting feature, though it does depend on your internet speed. You need at least 25 Mbps to enjoy 4K HDR streaming on Disney+. Even if you can’t get super high-quality streaming, you still have HD.
The final cut
Disney+ has a lot to offer, which is probably the reason it’s racked up millions of subscribers less than a year into its launch. Every Disney movie you could ever want is right there for you to watch — even ones you’ve probably forgotten about — plus, a whole host of Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and National Geographic movies and series.
If you’re looking for something the whole household can enjoy, or if you’re in search of easy-watch options to keep the kids entertained, Disney+ is a great choice. The Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ bundle promises even more great content for those hankering for a little extra choice. Even if you’re not sure, Disney+’s seven-day free trial is worth more than worth a spin.
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