Disney Plus (styled Disney+) now has over 50 million subscribers worldwide. But should you believe the hype about the streaming service? The short answer is yes, and here's why.
Disney Plus offers a huge library of great films and TV shows, and it keeps adding more and more to its catalogue, including content that isn't available elsewhere, such as the new live-action Mulan. Disney Plus is basically Netflix for Disney-owned content – but that doesn't just mean cartoons for kids. There are loads of brand new TV shows and films available for all ages, and for a range of tastes, and new content is being added all the time.
But is Disney Plus for you? To help you decide, we've put together all you need to know on this page, from where the service is available to what's coming in the future. 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?
Movies and TV shows on Disney Plus 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.
The on-demand service hosts over 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes. This includes all the classic Disney films, as well as content from Disney's Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar and Star Wars brands. You can also watch every single episode of The Simpsons. And, as mentioned, more and more hit films and original content are being added each month.
The original broadway recording of Hamilton arrived on July 3, instead of it opening in cinemas in 2021, as originally planned. Another big release that was initially meant for cinematic release, but instead got a Disney + debut, is the Kenneth Branagh-directed movie Artemis Fowl, released on June 12. Plus, Disney Plus subscribers now get exclusive access to the live-action remake, Mulan, although this will cost you £19.99/$29.99 if you want to watch it before 4 December 2020.
In September this year, Mulan, Spies in Disguise, Christopher Robin, Never Been Kissed and Muppets Now have been added to the Disney Plus roster, to name just a few. 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.
Here are just a few of the Disney Plus shows and films we're excited about, which are all available to stream now.
What's coming to Disney Plus?
Shows and movies coming to Disney Plus
- Bend it Like Beckham (18 Sept)
- The Mandalorian Season 2 (Oct)
- WandaVision (Dec)
- Marvel's 616 (2020)
- 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
How much does Disney Plus cost: 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 does Disney Plus cost: 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
Just download the Disney Plus app to watch it on the following:
- 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 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 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.
A bumper Disney Plus pack also available in the US for $12.99 gives users access to Hulu and ESPN Plus streaming services too.