Since storming onto the streaming scene last year, Disney Plus (or Disney+) is now considered one of the best services out there. It has a mountain of content, which is even giving Netflix some stiff competition. Getting a subscription is a no-brainer, especially if your household contains a range of ages and personalities as the entertainment collection is so vast.
New content is being added all the time, with major Marvel film Black Widow just released, as well as Pixar newbie, Luca. But you also don't want to miss the new animated Star Wars series The Bad Batch or the programming added from Star, which includes shows like Desperate Housewives and The X-Files.
Disney Plus also has a bunch of content from Fox (such as The Simpsons) plus films and TV from Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and National Geographic. It's a seriously diverse platform, adding up to over 500 movies and more than 7,500 TV episodes. And given Disney plans to add an additional 100 titles every year, it'll only get better.
Get Disney Plus right now
But is Disney Plus worth getting? To help you decide, we've put together this guide explaining 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), and 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 into. 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, theatrical content is landing straight on Disney Plus the same day it hits cinemas. The live-action film Cruella, starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, debuted on Disney Plus and in cinemas recently. Like the live-action remake of Mulan and the animated feature film Raya and the Last Dragon, Cruella is available to stream through Premier Access.
Also on Disney Plus are the first two seasons of the popular The Mandalorian, the Mighty Ducks revival TV series Game Changers, and much-beloved MCU shows WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Speaking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this summer introduced a new mini-series featuring the God of Mischief himself, Loki.
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...
- 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
How much is Disney Plus: UK
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.