05 February 2020
One of the most highly anticipated streaming services of the year Disney+ (Disney Plus) has finally gone live. It is available only for users from the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands for now. It will be released in Australia and New Zealand on November 19th followed by the United Kingdom and most of Europe release scheduled for March 31st, 2020. It is expected to arrive in all the major markets of the world within the next two years.
Disney Plus is home to about 500 movies and 7,500 episodes of TV shows from various brands. The five biggest names available on the platform are Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. It means you will have access to all the amazing content created by these Hollywood giants including classic titles. Additionally, they are making exclusive new content for the service.
All of these movies and shows can be accessed by visiting the Disney Plus website via browser or simply by using the app. The latter option is available across all major platforms. These include Android, iOS, smart TVs, PlayStation, Xbox, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV. In other words, you are likely to have at least one platform available at your disposal.
As for pricing, Disney Plus will cost you $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year in the United States. It includes the ability to stream simultaneously on up to four devices and support for 4K Ultra HD in Dolby Vision, HDR10, and Dolby Atmos audio. This makes it quite cheaper than competitors like Netflix, Apple TV, and upcoming HBO Max. There is also a 7-day free trial which you can use to see whether you would want to pay for the service. Lastly, there is a bundle offer including ad-supported Hulu and ESPN+ priced at $12.99 per month.
A quick overview of Disney Plus movies and TV shows:
- Walt Disney content like Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Bambi, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- Full 30 seasons of The Simpsons
- All of Marvel Studios movies including Avengers: Endgame, Captain America series, Iron Man series, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and 2, Doctor Strange, Thor series, Captain Marvel, and Ant-Man series
- All of Star Wars movies and an exclusive spin-off TV show The Mandalorian
- 18 Pixar Animation Studios movies including Wall-E, Inside Out, Toy Story, The Incredible, Finding Nemo, Brave, Monsters Inc, and Up
- All of Marvel television shows