Disney Plus' (or Disney+) popularity isn't slowing down anytime soon, and since 2019 has been giving the likes of Netflix and Prime Video a run for their money. From the entire Star Wars catalogue to your favourite princesses, subscribing to Disney Plus is a no brainer, especially if you have a houseful of different personalities and ages, there's Disney magic for the whole family.
Disney Plus keeps getting better and better with its continuously expanding catalogue which is jam-packed with a range of classic and box office movies, like the latest Marvel movie, Black Widow, as well as the fun-for-all-the-family Jungle Cruise. But if you're searching for your next weekend binge-watch, then Disney Plus also has a vast choice of TV shows, from award-winning WandaVision to The Simpsons.
With content from production companies like Fox, Marvel, Pixar and National Geographic, as well as all the Disney classics, you'll always be able to find something to watch on Disney Plus. The fun doesn't stop there though – despite the whopping 500 movies and 7,500 TV titles already on the platform, Disney still plans to add 100 new films and shows every year. What's not to love?
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).
If you're still unsure as to whether Disney Plus is right for you, then this handy guide explaining the ins and outs of the streaming platform may convince you. Our guide will explain how you can subscribe to Disney+ in both the UK and the US, how to stream, what the subscription includes (and what's to come), and what devices work with the platform. No matter what device you stream Disney+ from, it is bound to look fantastic, with the service streaming its vast range of movies and TV shows at 4K HDR.
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 Jungle Cruise, starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson has been added to Disney Plus. Like the 101 Dalmations spin-off, Cruella and the animated feature film Luca, Jungle Cruise, Black Widow and Shang-Chi 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) and a number of specials.
Here's a list of recent Disney Plus announcements...
- Olaf Presents (November 2021)
- Jungle Cruise (November 2021)
- Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings (November 2021)
- Ciao Alberto (Novermber 2021)
- Hawkeye (November 2021)
- The Book of Boba Fett (December 2021)
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid (December 2021)
- Ms Marvel (2021)
- Obi-Wan Kenobi series (currently untitled, 2022)
- She-Hulk (TBA, 2022)
- Andor (TBA, 2022)
- Moon Knight (TBA, 2022)
- Willow (TBA, 2022)
- Home Alone remake (TBA)
- Cheaper by the Dozen reboot (date TBA)
- Night at the Museum reboot (date TBA)
Disney Plus has also released its 'Hallowstream' event, where a number of spooky titles have been added to the platform including Muppets Haunted Mansion, Hocus Pocus, Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales and The Nightmare Before Christmas. It's perfect for the ultimate Halloween weekend.
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.
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.
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
- Rogers Unite
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.