Disney+: What You Could Be Adding to Your Entertainment Experience
Your childhood has been renewed. Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, has finally arrived. Whether you’re excited for new Marvel series, encores of your favorite movies, classic and remakes, or the new Star Wars shows, Disney+ has it all. The service even crashed on the first day due to too many viewers signing up.
So, what exactly would you be watching? Here’s a list of popular shows from the past brought back for Disney+:
Phineas and Ferb
Various Star Wars Series
Wizards of Waverly Place
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
And yet, there are many more shows available. Original series have also been produced. The most anticipated for are:
Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Monsters at Work
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Disney has provided hundreds of shows to enjoy whether they are old, new, or continuations of previous stories. Regarding movies, Disney does not fall short. For movies that have been out, there are:
Marvel Movies from phase one, two, and three
Star Wars: Episodes 1-8, Rogue One, and The Clone Wars
Pixar movies such as:
Finding Nemo, Finding Dory
Toy Story Saga
The Little Mermaid
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
Live action movies:
10 Things I Hate About You
Escape To Witch Mountain
The Santa Claus Saga
Camp Rock One and Two
High School Musical Trilogy
Twitches, Twitches Too
New Disney Movies
Lady and the Tramp
Secret Society of Second Born Royals
In addition to movies, there are also multiple documentaries and reality series to watch.
Now that you know what you could be enjoying, I bet you’re wondering how you sign up. On the Disney+ website, you can choose either a $6.99 a month subscription, or the $69.99 a year subscription. With both subscriptions comes a 7-day free trial to test out your favorite shows, movies, or documentaries. That is the program for the United States. In Canada and Australia, the price is $8.99 per month and $89.99 per year. The cost in New Zealand is $9.99 monthly and $99.99 annually. Prices vary in different countries, but at least it’s currently available. If you live in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, or Spain, you’re out of luck— Disney+ doesn’t launch until March 2020.
There are multiple platforms that support the new streaming service and different bundles available. For example, you can get the Hulu, ESPN, and Disney+ bundle for $12.99 a month. Another great way to save cash is by being a Verizon Wireless subscriber because Disney+ is free for a year. However, there is no free trial. For platform devices, the service is available on all Apple devices, Android TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Microsoft Xbox, Sony Playstation, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung TV, and LG Smart TV.
The streaming service made it as accessible as possible to watch its content. Seven different profiles can be created so each viewer can watch their own shows or movies. According to Callaham from an extensive article on Disney, ten devices can be used at the same time and four of them can play the same content at once. There is also an option to download content so you can watch Disney while disconnected from Wi-Fi. Another positive aspect is the service is free of ads— well, almost. The only ads shown will be at the login page when Starz is advertised. Other than that, there are no ads to interrupt the reminiscing of your childhood or the introduction to the world of Disney to children.
So, what are you waiting for? You’d have full access to all past and present Disney shows, movies, reality shows, and documentaries, along with content from Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, Fox, and National Geographic at the click of a button. Whether you’re a kid, a teenager, or an adult, Disney+ has it all. As Walt Disney said, “Imagination has no age.” You’re not getting any younger— unless you download Disney+ to awaken the child in you.