What is it?

Disney+ is the Walt Disney Company’s newest streaming platform that will have movies and television shows from all of the different brands that Disney owns. This includes Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, Pixar, and of course the Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ will even have movies and shows from their newest acquisition, 21st Century Fox. 

How much does it cost?

You can sign up for Disney+ for $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. There were also deals that you can find if you are Disney Visa Card holder or a D23 member. If you are a Verizon Wireless Unlimited member you can receive a year of Disney+ for free with your membership. You can also bundle Disney+ with Hulu (with ads) and ESPN plus for $12.99 a month. 

What devices can I get it on?

Disney+ has been said to be streamed on many major platforms including Roku sticks and televisions, Apple TV, iPhones, iPads, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. At this time, Disney+ has not been announced to work Fire TV Sticks, but Disney has said that they want to bring it to all major streaming devices. 

What features are included with Disney+?

Disney+ allows up to 4K digital streaming and every Disney+ account will be able to stream on up to 4 devices at a time with no additional cost. The app will also allow for downloading of titles so that you can watch them without an internet connection. 

Now for the most important question…

What will be available on launch day?

Disney+ will launch with over 300 movies and shows available on day one. Included in the bunch are almost all of Disney Animation movies (what happened to Tarzan), Disney television shows including the Disney Afternoon shows from the 80s and 90s, every Pixar movie released up until Cars 3, every Star Wars movie up until Rogue One, and a handful of shows from National Geographic and Marvel. 

What are the new shows being released on the app?

Along with Disney’s back catalog of shows and movies dating back to the 1920s and 1930s, Disney also plans to have steady releases of new content as well. Some of the new shows and movies announced that will be released on day 1 include The Mandalorian (Star Wars), a Lady and the Tramp live action remake, The Imagineering Story, and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Disney has announced that their new releases will forego the Netflix model and instead of releasing the whole season at once, they will release each episode separately. 

Is this only for kids?

Disney+ can be enjoyed by the whole family. Disney did say that nothing rated R will be available on the service. To watch more adult based shows and movies (like Deadpool), you will have to turn to Hulu. But there are shows that adults can enjoy as well. Most of the National Geographic documentaries are catered towards adults. Also, every episode from the first 30 seasons of The Simpsons will be available. You can also find more adult orientated movies like 3 Men and a Baby and 10 Things I Hate About You on the service. 

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2 thoughts on “What do I need to know about Disney+?”
  1. I subscribed to it and downloaded everything day 1! My eldest is already watching old Marvel movies that she never saw and I’m looking forward to rewatching some favorite Star Wars movies. There’s a LOT to look at and I’m tempted to switch from my normal Hulu plan (No Ads) to pick up the bundle. The NatGeo Jeff Goldbloom show looks great also. All in all, I think it’s going to be great.

  2. Great article Jeffrey!! Very informative and helpful in deciding if Disney +is a good fit for our family! Had no idea we could get a year free with our Verizon Wireless Unlimited plan. We will be checking that out. Thanks

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