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LAST UPDATED: March 1st, 2024

Disney Plus, The Walt Disney Company’s new streaming service, is set to launch in November 2019. From the content lineup, critics and fans expect the service to pose strong competition to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services. Prior to now, Disney’s content has been available through other streaming businesses, but now the content will phase out of other businesses and only be available on Disney Plus.

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The Good

  • Exclusive Content
  • Low Price
  • Growing Library
  • Potential Bundle with Hulu

Exclusive Content

Up until now, Disney content has been displayed mostly on Netflix. However, now all of Disney’s new releases and original content will be exclusively available for streaming on Disney Plus. In addition to new and classic Disney films, series, and shorts, Disney Plus will also feature content from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm (Star Wars), and National Geographic. The service will also have exclusive rights to all 30 seasons of The Simpsons.

For Star Wars and Marvel fans, Disney Plus is a must. The service will debut series whose stories are intertwined with upcoming feature films. The Marvel series include Loki, WandaVision, Hawkeye, Falcon and Winter Soldier, and What If…?. The Star Wars series include The Mandalorian, a Cassian Andor series, and others. In order to fully understand the plot of the new movies, you’ll need to be up to date on the series.

Low Price

Disney Plus launches with an initial price of $7 per month, or $70 per year. This is incredibly low for the quality of content. Netflix’s most basic plan starts at $9 per month. However, commentators speculate that Disney’s $7 per month price will increase as the amount of content on the platform and its popularity increase.

Growing Library

Though Disney Plus’s library of content will start quite a bit smaller than its top competitor Netflix, it has plans to add a substantial amount of content in the next few years. Disney CEO Bob Iger informed shareholders that Disney Plus will eventually include all of Disney’s movie library, including movies in the “Disney Vault” that have been kept out of circulation.

Potential Bundle with Hulu

As Hulu is a subsidiary of Disney, there are rumors that Disney Plus will be available as a Hulu add-on.

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The Bad

  • Might Not Have a Free Trial
  • Price Might Increase
  • No Third-Party Shows or Films

Might Not Have a Free Trial

Though it’s pretty customary for streaming services to offer a free trial before you subscribe, Disney Plus hasn’t mentioned any kind of trial period on its website.

Price Might Increase

Disney Plus itself has made comments that hint to the subscription’s price increasing, perhaps even in the first year of after service’s release. Though right now it’s advertised as $7 per month, the price is bound to increase quickly.

No Third-Party Shows or Films

Disney Plus will only feature content from its own studios and its partner studios. This will include content from Marvel, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, and Pixar. Though this is quality content, other streaming services have more varied content.

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The Bottom Line

If you like Disney, Pixar, Marvel, or Star Wars, this streaming service is the place to be. Though we don’t yet have enough information to review the functionality of the product, the customer service, or customer satisfaction, the content lineup and competitive price are impressive.

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Amani Patel Harrisonburg, VA

A great streaming service that has increased its range of shows/movies offered, but has become more expensive recently. It almost seems a little too pricey for the services for it provides. I wish it was more affordable.

3 weeks ago

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Brian P

Only selection is Marvel pretty much. Nothing else worth watching so short term it is a value, long term its a waste of money. Especially now that Marvel has really slowed down production. And Star Wars hasn't done anything in years.

7 months ago Edited July 18, 2023

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A White South Bend, IN

I loved Disney+ in the beginning and I still love what they offer. The prices have risen almost 50% in about two years, which seems unreasonable. I love Disney movies, but anything associated with that name seems to mean that it's expensive.

9 months ago

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Smiles Ofpatrick

Not a bad streaming service, but it's a total milk for money, nor being rolled into Hulu or something. At least it has all the new marvel movies

4 months ago

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Beth Rodgers Ethridge, TN

Decent selection for the price especially when included in hulu bundle.

2 months ago

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Hailey Moody Austin, TX

Disney+ seems to still be figuring out how to run a smooth streaming service. Their players seem outdated and even the layout when selecting a show or movie is not visually pleasing. That being said, there is a good selection of movies available that cannot be found on competitor sites.

4 years ago

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Thawkes2017 Saraland, AL

I love all of the Disney classics! With that said it is hard to pay for every service out there. I wish there was a cheaper alternative.

1 year ago

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Karina Aguilar Managua, MN

disney plus provided me a platform to be able to watch most of my favorite disney movies on one place for an affordable price

3 years ago

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Tony's Babygirl Staton St Louis, MO

Always good for children and adults with family friendly viewing merchandise.

1 year ago

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Rakim Carpenter Tulsa, OK

Great price some old fashion classic with added features

1 year ago