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In assessing the value of Disney+ , this guide covers all you need to know about the service. You can use the links below as a table of contents to easily find the information you need.
- What is Disney+
- How Much is Disney Plus
- What’s on Disney+
- Disney+ Features and Specs
- How To Watch Disney Plus (device support)
- Is Disney+ Worth the Price
What is Disney+
Disney+ is a Disney owned OTT (over the top) subscription-based streaming service. The service provides video-on-demand content from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, and the recently acquired 20th Century Fox.
Disney+ launched on November 12th, 2019. It offers direct-to-consumer streaming, so you do not need a cable TV or satellite subscription to purchase.
How Much is Disney Plus
The service costs only $6.99 per month. However, Disney+ also has year-long subscriptions at a discounted price of $69.99. Be sure to try the Disney+ 1-week free trial. There is no contract commitment unless you chose the annual plan.
Bundle Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu
If you already have Hulu, you are still eligible for this offer. Just follow the instructions below:
- You’ll need to sign up for the bundle via Disney+ (not Hulu)
- You’ll need to use the same email address associated with your Hulu account.
- You will continue to be billed separately for your Hulu subscription
- As long as you keep your eligible existing Hulu account, Disney will give you a credit towards your Disney bundle subscription in the amount of $5.99/month — the value of the Hulu (ad-supported) plan included in the Disney bundle (however, you’ll keep the Hulu plan you have)
So this means even if you have the Hulu Live TV plan, you’ll keep that plan, have access to Disney+ and ESPN+, and get a $5.99 credit to your monthly Hulu bill. We’ve put together a guide on How To Bundle different Hulu plans with Disney+ if you need a bit more detail.
Disney+ is Free with Verizon
Right now, Verizon is including 12 months of Disney+ with all of their Fios Internet plans. They are also offering up to 12 months of Disney+ for customers with Verizon unlimited wireless plans. This deal is for new and existing customers.
What’s on Disney+
Disney+ is more than just classic Disney films and TV. It is the online streaming hub for Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and more. Here are some of the highlights:
- The entire Disney Movie Vault
- Every Pixar Movie and shorts
- All of Disney’s Star Wars movies and TV shows will be moving to Disney+ within its first year of launch
- New Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, and Pixar movies will stream exclusively on Disney+ after their theatrical run
- 30 seasons of The Simpsons
- Nearly 500 movies and 7500 TV episodes in all.
- A ton of Muppets Content
- Original Shows and more which we will cover later in this article
The Top 10 Movies on Disney+
Below are the top movies on Disney+ based on popularity. We update this list daily to give you the top movies on Disney+ every day!
#1. Avengers: Endgame
The fourth installment in the Avengers saga is the culmination of 22 interconnected Marvel films and the climax of an epic journey. The world's greatest heroes will finally understand just how fragile our reality is—and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it—in a story of friendship, teamwork and setting aside differences to overcome an impossible obstacle. (Watch on Disney+)
#2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once more to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Experience the riveting conclusion of the landmark Skywalker saga, in which new legends will be born—and the final battle for freedom is yet to come (Watch on Disney+)
#3. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
The story of Disney's most iconic villain continues in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora's impending marriage to Prince Phillip is cause for celebration as the wedding serves to unite the Kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors. But, when an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be a family. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith. (Watch on Disney+)
In Disney and Pixar's Onward, two teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad and embark on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley's epic van Guinevere. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles, and unimaginable discoveries. But when the boys' fearless mom Laurel (voice of Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realizes that her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior – aka The Manticore (voice of Octavia Spencer) – and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed. (Watch on Disney+)
#5. Captain America: The First Avenger
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals. (Watch on Disney+)
#6. The Princess Bride
Return to a time when men were men and swamps were swamps. Fire swamps, that is. Full of quicksand and Rodents of Unusual Size. Lagoons were inhabited by shrieking eels. And the most beautiful woman in the world was named…Buttercup? Well, it's a bent fairy tale. Complete with all the fencing, fighting, chases, escapes, and silly accents you'd expect. Plus one of two things only Rob Reiner (director of "Misery", "When Harry Met Sally...") could dream up. Like Inigo Montoya, who has dreamt his whole life of finding the six finger man who killed his father. Blonde Buttercup loves Westley, a poor stable boy. But when he's captured by pirates, she's chosen by evil Prince Humperdinck to be his princess bride. Along the way, she gets kidnapped, he gets killed. But it all ends up okay. (Watch on Disney+)
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, an epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) meets the once mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana discovers the one thing she's always sought: her own identity. (Watch on Disney+)
#8. The Lion King
Disney's The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna, where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Disney's The Lion King utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way. (Watch on Disney+)
#9. Guardians of the Galaxy
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance. (Watch on Disney+)
#10. Black Panther
After the death of his father, the king of Wakanda, young T'Challa returns home to the isolated high-tech African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful enemy reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested when he's drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, he must release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life. (Watch on Disney+)
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For information on shows coming out this month, checkout What’s new on Disney+.
Original Shows on Disney+
Disney has an entire slate of TV shows it’s looking to release on Disney+. Here are some of the highlights.
I’ve been craving a Star Wars Bounty Hunter movie since I first saw Boba Fett in Empire Strikes Back when I was a kid. The Mandalorian TV series may be better than I imagined.
The 8 episode series focuses on a Mandalorian bounty hunter similar to Boba Fett. The timeline takes place about five years after the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi. This is the first time we see this period of the Star Wars universe on screen. The show has already announced a season 2, which will air in October of 2020.
The Mandalorian is the first live-action Star Wars series and it is written and produced by Iron Man director Jon Favreau. This series is currently available on Disney+
Marvel’s “Hero Project”
Hero Project is a documentary sharing stories of 20 kids around the county doing kind, brave, and heroic deeds in their community. Marvel Entertainment says:
In life, it doesn’t take wearing a suit of iron, carrying a mythical hammer or swinging from spider webs to be a real hero. Sometimes the person who can make a positive difference in the world is the person who simply sees a problem and has the passion to find a creative solution.Marvel Entertainment
The First Episode is available right now on Disney+. It features a 13-year-old girl named Jordan Reeves, who has a limb difference, having been born with one of her arms ending before her elbow. Rather than let this get her down, Jordan has been galvanized into finding creative solutions for achieving everyday goals. She learned to swim, go rock-climbing, and become a cheerleader. Learn more in our review of Marvel’s Hero Project
Encore! is a reality show hosted by Kristen Bell where cast members of a high school musical are reunited to recreate their performance years after they initially performed. This show isn’t just about enjoying the potential pitfalls of adults recreating their high school performance, but seeing how these people have changed since highschool. We published a review of Encore! for a deeper dive into this entertaining show.
The World According to Jeff Goldblum
The World According to Jeff Goldblum is an educational documentary program driven by curiosity. In each episode, Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day) digs into the history and development of everyday items that people are passionate about, learns about how they are made, the culture of popularity surrounding them, and just what makes them exciting and appealing. Check out our review of the first episode!
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
High School Musical is back in series form on Disney+. This mockumentary follows a group of theatre kids attending the school where the original High School Musical movie took place. To make the show even more like a set of Disney Russian nesting dolls, the group is part of their school production of “High School Musical: The Musical.” If you are as confused as I am, check out our review of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
Disney+ Features and Specs
- Movies and TV Shows are in 4K HDR and ad-free
- Every Disney Plus account can stream to four devices simultaneously
- Subscribers can have up to 10 devices use one account
- Users can create multiple profiles
- Subscribers can download shows and movies to their devices to watch offline
- Recommended speeds are 5.0 Mbps for High Definition content and 25.0 Mbps for 4K UHD content
- Dolby Vision is supported with some content (recommended speed 25 Mbps)
How To Watch Disney Plus
As you see below in the “supported devices” section, Disney+ is available on a wide array of devices. Once you sign up for a 1-week free trial to Disney+, you can download the Disney+ app and start binging content!
Where to Get the Disney+ App
After you sign up to the free trial, download the app from the sources below:
- Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Game Console – Download the Disney+ app from each device’s respective app or channel store.
- iOS devices – on the App Store
- Android Devices – Google Play
Download Content from Disney+
You can download and store TV shows and movies from Disney+ on up to 10 devices. There are no limitations on how many times you can download the same title, or on the amount of time to watch a downloaded title, provided that you connect one of your compatible devices to the internet and access Disney+ at least once every thirty (30) days.
Watching Disney+ On Your TV
You can watch Disney Plus (Disney+) on your TV using streaming devices like Roku. Disney+ also works on smart TVs, web browsers, mobile devices, and game consoles.
Disney+ Supported Devices
Here are all the devices Disney+ supports:
- Roku – (Watch Disney+ on Roku)
- Roku TVs – (Watch Disney+ on Roku TV)
- Amazon Fire TV Cube and Fire TV Stick (All Versions)
- iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (iOS/iPad OS 11.0 and later)
- Apple TV (4th gen or later and Apple V 4K running tvOS 11.0 and later)
- Android phones and TV devices (Android OS version 5.0 Lollipop or later)
- Playstation 4 – (Watch Disney+ on PS4)
- Xbox One
- Some Vizio Smart Cast TVs (Watch Disney+ on Vizio Smart TVs)
- Sony Smart TVs (Android based)
- LG WebOS Smart TVs
- Samsung Tizen Smart TVs
Is Disney+ Worth the Price
Disney+’s $6.99 price tag makes it one of the more affordable streaming services out there right now. Considering Disney+ is the only place to stream Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, and Pixar movies once they wrap up their theatrical run, this is a natural choice for those wanting to stream blockbuster movies. Disney releases 20-30 films a year and raked in about 40% of the 2019 box office. Renting half of these movies would easily cost more than subscribing to Disney+
If that isn’t enough to justify the price, subscribers have access to the entire Disney movie Vault, Pixar movies and shorts, nearly every episode of TV shows aired on Disney Channel, Disney Jr, and Disney XD, 30 seasons of the Simpsons, along with anything Marvel or Star Wars. Then there the slate of Disney+ original shows. Many would pay $6.99 just to watch The Mandalorian.
The app interface is smooth and responsive, the amount of content available is vast, and the cost only comes to $6.99 per month. We rate Disney+ as a top-rated 5-star streaming service. It’s easily worth the price and consider the service an amazing value. You can see if you agree at no cost by taking advantage of this 1-week free trial to Disney+.
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