Just over a year after its launch, Disney Plus (or Disney+ if you prefer) is considered one of the top streaming services in the world, with a vast array of content that even gives Netflix some stiff competition. With brilliant content suitable for a range of ages, getting a subscription is a no-brainer.
While its most recent hits include the unmissable WandaVision, you also won't want to miss The Mandalorian or the recorded version of smash hit musical Hamiltion. But there's loads more to enjoy here, with new content added recently from Star, which includes shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and films like Independence Day.
Disney Plus also has content from Fox (such as The Simpsons) plus films and TV from Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and National Geographic. That's truly diverse content, adding up to over 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes, and Disney has plans to add an additional 100 titles every year! That's enough to get you through plenty of wintery days and nights.
Get Disney Plus right now
Disney Plus: Get 15% off a 12-month subscription
Disney Plus is great value for only $7.99 / £7.99 a month. And there's an even better deal to be had – if you sign up for a 12-month subscription, you get a 15 per cent discount, taking the cost down to less than $7 /£7 per month (at $79.99/£79.90 for the year).
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?
In short, there's a lot! Disney owns Star, 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 last year, rather than in cinemas later this year, as originally planned. Disney Plus subscribers were the first to get access to the live-action remake of Mulan. More recently, Raya and the Last Dragon was made available to stream on Disney Plus on the same day it hit cinemas, through Premier Access.
In October last year, Clouds was also added to the Disney Plus library, The Mandalorian season 2 is now available too, and let's not forget the amazing WandaVision. Pixar's Soul landed on the platform on Christmas Day last year to rave reviews.
All the Star content that's landed this year has been worthwhile, too. With titles including Family Guy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files and Scrubs, and movies including Commando, The French Connection, Independence Day, Kingsman, Planet of the Apes and Starship Troopers.
What's coming to Disney Plus?
There's loads coming to Disney Plus, as the company aims to add at least 100 titles to the channel every year. And that will include more adult-orientated TV shows and films in the UK (for now).
Here's a list of recent Disney Plus announcements...
- Loki (2021)
- Ms Marvel (2021)
- Marvel's What If...? (2021)
- Hawkeye (2021)
- Monsters at Work (2021)
- Obi-Wan Kenobi series (currently untitled, 2021)
- The Book of Boba Fett (December 2021)
- She-Hulk (TBA, 2021)
- Andor (TBA, 2022)
- Moon Knight (TBA, 2022)
- Willow (TBA, 2022)
- 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) | $7.99 per month
If you want to pay each month, and give yourself the option of cancelling the following month, you'll pay $7.99 This is a great way to find out if Disney Plus' library of films and shows is for you.
Disney Plus (annually) | $79.99 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 per cent off the cost of paying monthly.View Deal
Disney Plus + Hulu + ESPN Plus bundle | $13.99 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) | £7.99 per month
Subscribe to Disney Plus for just under £8 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) | £79.90 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 £79.90. That saves you almost £16 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 will set you back a mere $7.99 / £7.99 a month. 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 $13.99, giving users access to Hulu and ESPN Plus streaming services too.