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With Disney+, the magical world of Disney is now at your fingertips for your binge-watching pleasure after.
It’s about time the multimedia conglomerate decided to branch out and have their own dedicated streaming service. We can’t wait to see how Disney+ matches up to the other big players already in the space.
On launch day, they had over 10 million subscribers sign up, which we would consider pretty successful. The other streaming services better watch out; the powerhouse has come to play.
Disney+ launched on November 12, 2019 and we are here to share everything about it with you.
From classic movies to the original content to cost and availability, we will cover it all in our complete guide to Disney+.
What Is Disney+?
Disney+ is similar to all of your favorite video streaming services already on the market. It’s ad-free so viewers can enjoy their streaming without any interruptions and full of endless content.
Disney+ subscribers have access to unlimited downloads for maximum enjoyment.
In case you are unaware, the Walt Disney name owns a variety of other media channels, so their library is also equipped with movies and shows from National Geographic, 20th Century Fox, Pixar, Marvel and more. We will get into that more a little later.
How Much Does it Cost?
Disney+ falls in line with other streaming services with a monthly cost of $6.99. You can pay upfront for a year for $69.99, which brings it down to $5.83 per month.
For $12.99 a month you can get a bundle that includes Hulu and ESPN+ as well as your Disney+ subscription. Unlike Hulu, there are no subscription tiers which means all members have access to all of the content.
If you are already paying for Hulu and ESPN+ every month the bundle with all three is only an additional $2 per month, make the Disney+ bundle a great deal.
Like most streaming services, you can activate a free week-long trial and test out the subscription before footing the bill.
Verizon is also offering its new customers on unlimited phone plans one year of Disney+ for free.
What Devices Support Disney+?
It’s important to know where and how you can watch your favorite Disney+ shows.
You can steam four different devices simultaneously on a membership plan. Meaning your sister can watch Wizards of Waverly Place while you watch Free Solo for the sixth time.
Disney+ is streamable on:
- Mobile phones and tablets (iOS and Android) – must download app
- Smart TVs (Android TV, LG WebOS Smart TVs, Roku TV and Samsung Tizen Smart TV) – must download app
- Desktop web browsing
- Game consoles and set-top boxes (Xbox One, PS4, AppleTV)
- Streaming devices (Amazon Fire TV, Apple Airplay, Chromecast, Roku and Chromebook)
Is it Available Everywhere?
Disney+ is working on a worldwide rollout, but currently, it’s available in a handful of countries.
Disney also plans to expand into Eastern Europe and Latin America by October 2020.
What Content is on Disney+?
Like any video streaming service, content is king. Disney does not disappoint in this department. From the classics you loved as a child to brand new never seen before content, they will cover it all.
New Original Content
Brand new and never seen before Disney content that will only be available to stream on Disney+.
- Falcon and the Winter Soldier
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 7)
- Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi Series
- Lamp Life
There’s singing, there’s dancing and there’s lots of it. Live-action on Disney+ will have you singing along to old tunes and learning new ones. The musical lovers in us are pumped for this rollout.
- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
- Lizzie McGuire sequel series
- Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
- Diary of a Female President
Disney classics is what got all of us hooked on the true Disney magic. The animation in these classics sparks the multi-generations inner child in all of us.
- Mary Poppins
- The Sound of Music
- Hocus Pocus
- Peter Pan
- Turner & Hooch
- Robin Hood
- The Fox and the Hound
- The Aristocats
- Home Alone
Behind the Scenes
Are you dying to know what actually goes on behind the doors at Disney? Disney+ will release documentaries, docuseries and reality shows exploring the true life behind the doors at Disney.
- One Day at Disney
- Magic of Animal Kingdom
- Into the Unknown: The Making of Frozen 2
- Dolphin Reef
- Be Our Chef
Disney has teased future content; we are all so excited to watch. They plan to eventually have everything Disney owned and produced available on Disney+ for their subscribers, but the new content makes us very nostalgic.
- Frozen 2
- Toy Story 4
- Hocus Pocus Sequel
- Monsters at Work – Monster’s Inc. revival
- Two More Star Wars Series: A Rogue One Sequel and Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope
- 7 New Marvel Cinematic Universe Shows: Falcon and Winter Soldier, Loki, Wanda Vision, Hawkeye, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk
- 2 New Muppets Shows: Earth to Ned and Muppets Now
- Home Alone remake
- Toy Story 4 spin-off Forky Asks a Question
What Disney+ will NOT Include
Disney is a family-centric media company. Which means, there will be nothing rated R on Disney+.
Rumor has it anything that skirts the line of PG-13 will be on Hulu where some Disney owned content will remain available; for example, Marvel’s Deadpool.
No need for parental controls on Disney+. Everything will be okay for the entire family to watch.
How Does it Compare to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime?
The big streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime all have something in common that Disney+ does not. They offer a wide range of movie and TV content from various networks. You can catch up with AMC, Comedy Central, Animal Planet, Food Network, Showtime and many more networks with the major streaming services.
While Disney did acquire Fox and National Geographic, their reach is much more limited to the entertainment they own. Disney+ is more comparable to HBO Go or another network-specific add-on.
Disney+ revolves around all things Disney. It might seem limited, but we think you’ll be surprised how much Disney actually owns.
And the biggest benefit over the other streaming services is the number of devices and profiles one account can host. On Disney+, you can have 4 devices playing simultaneously and up to 7 profiles with one account.
In true Disney fashion, your account avatars are Disney themed. You can choose from over 200 different avatars from Star Wars to Marvel to Pixar and of course classic Disney.
Should I get Disney+?
Are you already paying for Hulu or ESPN+? If the answer is yes, then you should definitely upgrade to the package with Disney+ for a few dollars more a month.
Do you miss the Disney classics that were once on Netflix that are now gone? Then yes, you should probably get Disney+.
Do you consider yourself a Star Wars fanatic? Then you were probably one of the first people to sign up for Disney+.
Are you dying to know what goes on in the magical world of Disney? Well unless you splurge for a trip to Orlando really the only way to see behind the scenes is Disney+.
From the classics to live-action to spin-offs to remakes Disney+ has it all.
Sit back, unwind and the magical world of Disney take you away!
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Christine Devereaux Evangelista
Christine Devereaux Evangelista is the Editorial Director for ChatterSource. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, arts & crafts, baking and binge-watching crime dramas. She lives in Denver, CO with her husband, Darin and Goldendoodle, Walter.view post