Disney Plus has become a huge hit since it launched in November 2019. It's currently available in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand, and there's plenty of anticipation building about the launch of Disney Plus UK and Europe (we now know it'll be arriving on these shores on 24 March 2020 – a week earlier than expected!).
Looking at what's on offer, it's not hard to see why Disney Plus subscriptions have become so popular, so quickly. The on-demand service hosts over 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes produced by Walt Disney Studios. This includes all the classic Disney films, as well as content from Disney's Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar and Star Wars brands. And there are plans in place for even more hit films and original content yet to come...
Get a FREE Disney+ trial: Try Disney Plus for 7 days
Want to try before you commit? You can explore the Disney+ catalogue for free for a week. After that, it'll set you back $6.99 / £5.99 per month. If you're in the UK or Europe, sign up for release updates.
Disney Plus shows: what's included?
When it comes to content, this streaming service's library is seriously impressive – it feels like it would almost be easier to list what Disney Plus doesn't include. First and foremost, users can access all the classic Disney movies and shows, which in itself offers hundreds of hours of entertainment.
But it doesn't stop there – on Disney Plus you'll also find blockbuster movies and TV shows from the Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, Pixar and The Simpsons (every single season, just saying) brands. And there's no signs of content slowing down, with more hit shows set to hit Disney Plus throughout 2020.
We have to say, the volume and quality of content available here is a pretty mind-boggling. And its frankly unbelievably low cost makes it really excellent value for money. If by some miracle you do manage to find a hit film or TV show that isn't listed on Disney Plus, you can bet it won't be long until it is. Be sure to keep an eye on the official Disney Plus Twitter feed for details of any new releases.
Is Disney Plus worth it?
We're sure all the information so far has answered this question already. But just to be clear, the answer is, unequivocally, yes. Disney Plus and all its delights will set you back a measly $6.99 / £5.99 per month. That's the same price you pay for the lowest monthly Netflix fee in the UK. And, let's be honest, the non-HD stream to a single device service is nothing to shout about.
A bumper Disney Plus pack also available in the US for $12.99 gives users access to Hulu and ESPN Plus streaming services too.
How to get a Disney Plus free trial
If you're not sure whether a Disney Plus subscription is the right service for you, a seven-day Disney Plus free trial is available via the website. Available with standard membership, this completely unrestricted Disney Plus free trial is a great way to see if the service and content is what you expected.
Seven days might not seem like long, but it should plenty of time to help you get a feel for how Disney Plus works and whether you like what you see. If you decide Disney Plus isn't right for you, you can avoid a month's bill by simply cancelling your Disney Plus free trial like so:
- Log into Disney Plus
- Click on your user profile
- Select 'Account' and 'Billing details'
- Click 'Cancel Subscription'
- Click 'Complete Cancellation'
- Et voilà! You're done.
Disney Plus UK: when will it be available?
As mentioned above, the launch of Disney Plus UK takes place on 24 March 2020. You can register your interest in the meantime via the Disney Plus website, which will ask for your email address to notify you when the service becomes available.
For those of you lucky enough to download the service now, follow the links below to get signed up.