Just one year after its launch, Disney Plus (styled Disney+) has become the must-have streaming service for households across the globe. And with many of us hunkering down for more time indoors in the coming months, a subscription to Disney Plus might just be the thing to get you through.
The Mickey Mouse associations might put some off, but Disney Plus isn't solely about Disney movies as you might traditionally think of them. The service offers a huge library of great content suitable for a range of ages, and it keeps adding more and more to its catalogue, including films and shows that aren't available elsewhere, such as The Mandalorian (for all you Baby Yoda fans), the new live-action Mulan and a recorded version of the hit musical Hamilton.
Disney Plus has also content from Fox – including every episode of The Simpsons – plus films and TV from Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and National Geographic. That's a whole lot of content, adding up to over 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes – enough to get you through plenty of wintery days and nights.
Disney Plus: Get over 15% off an annual subscription
Disney Plus is a steal at just $6.99 / £5.99 a month, however there's an even better deal to be had. If you sign up for an annual subscription, you get a 15% discount, taking the cost down to less than $6 /£5 per month!
But is Disney Plus worth getting? To help you decide, we've put together all you need to know on this page, from how to get Disney Plus in the UK and US, how to watch Disney Plus, what the service includes now and what's coming up, plus which devices work with Disney Plus. What we do know for sure is that if you like feel-good movies and fantastic TV shows, Disney Plus has hundreds of hours-worth of great content for you to delve in to. And running at 4K HDR, it will all look exquisite no matter the device you watch it on.
If you want to make extra sure you're getting the best experience watching your favourite Disney Plus TV shows and movies, make sure you've got one of the best monitors or most powerful laptops to watch them on.
What's on Disney Plus now?
Disney Plus movies and shows available now
In short, there's a lot! Disney owns Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, Fox, and National Geographic, so straight off the bat, there's a huge amount on offer to subscribers. Also, most of the films that are set in the Avengers universe are also on Disney Plus, except for some that involved different studios to Disney, such as Spider-Man.
Increasingly, content is landing straight on Disney Plus, rather than in cinemas as it would've done previously. The original broadway recording of Hamilton arrived on 3 July, instead of in cinemas, as originally planned. Disney Plus subscribers were the first to get access to the live-action remake of Mulan. Watching it costs £19.99/$29.99 until 4 December 2020, when it will be completely free.
As well as getting content before it makes it to the cinema, shows are making their way from the cinema to the small screen faster than ever, with popular films such as Frozen 2 and Onward already having made it to the platform.
In October this year, Clouds was also added to the Disney Plus library, and The Mandalorian season 2 is now available too, with new episodes dropping every Friday. Upcoming exciting releases include Pixar's Soul, which will land on the platform on Christmas Day. And if you want to get in the Christmas spirit, there's plenty to get you in the mood, including Home Alone 1, 2 and 3 as well as The Muppet Christmas Carol and Noelle, starring Anna Kendrick, and the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special. There's also a Frozen special, Olaf's Frozen Adventure.
What's coming to Disney Plus?
Shows and movies coming to Disney Plus
- Anastasia (4 December)
- High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special (11 December)
- Eddie The Eagle (18 December)
- On Pointe (18 December
- Soul (25 December)
- WandaVision (Dec)
- Loki (2021)
- Ms Marvel (2021)
- Marvel's What If...? (2021)
- Hawkeye (2021)
- Monsters at Work (2021)
- Obi-Wan Kenobi series (currently untitled, 2021)
- She-Hulk (TBA, 2021)
- Home Alone remake (TBA)
- She-Hulk (date TBA)
- Cheaper by the Dozen reboot (date TBA)
- Night at the Museum reboot (date TBA)
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid (date TBA)
We have to say, the volume and quality of content available here is pretty mind-boggling. And its 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.
Disney Plus price and deals
Unfortunately, the seven-day free trial of Disney Plus is no longer available. But there are ways to save on the already affordable service – see below to see how to buy Disney Plus.
How much is Disney Plus: USA
Disney Plus (monthly) | $6.99 per month
If you want to pay each month, and give yourself the option of cancelling the following month, you'll pay $6.99 a month in the US. This is a great way to find out if Disney Plus' library of films and shows is for you.
Disney Plus (annually) | $59.99 one-off-payment
Save 15%: If you know that Disney Plus is for you, or think that it would make a great present for someone, this one-off payment will see you right for the year, and will shave 15% off the cost of paying monthly.View Deal
Disney Plus + Hulu + ESPN Plus bundle | $12.99 per month
Save $6: Again, if you know you want Disney Plus for a year or more, and you're interested in investing in Hulu and EPSN Plus, this US-only bundle will save you around $6 each month.View Deal
How much is Disney Plus: UK
Disney Plus (monthly) | £5.99 per month
Subscribe to Disney Plus for just under £6 a month, if you're based in the UK. This is a great way to see if its hundreds of films and TV shows are right for you.
Disney Plus (annually) | £59.99 one-off payment
Save 15%: Again, if you're convinced Disney Plus is up your street, get a full year of Disney Plus for an upfront, one-off payment of £60. That saves you £12 off the cost of monthly payments over a year.
Disney Plus devices
All the devices that play Disney Plus
Most smart TVs will enable you to download the Disney Plus app, including the Amazon Fire stick. Below is the full list of all the devices you can use to watch Disney Plus.
- Android phones and tablets
- Apple phones and iPads
- Amazon Fire tablets
- Web browsers
- Android TVs
- LG WebOS Smart TVs
- Roku TV
- Samsung Tizen Smart TVs
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple AirPlay
- Apple TV (4th generation and later)
- Sony PlayStation 4
- XBox One
- Sky Q devices
Is Disney Plus worth getting?
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 mere $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, Netflix's non-HD stream to a single device service is nothing to shout about. With Disney Plus, you're getting four streams and unlimited downloads, plus all the content is in 4K.
A bumper Disney Plus pack also available in the US for $12.99 gives users access to Hulu and ESPN Plus streaming services too.