Here’s everything you need to know about Disney+’s own streaming service, which has now had its content doubled with the launch of Star.
A guide to Disney+ UK
How can you sign up? How a good deal does Disney+ cost? And what are the best shows and movies to watch? Find out the entirety you want to be aware of about the Disney streaming service below.
What is Disney+?
Disney+ is a main new streaming service owned by using The Walt Disney Company which aspects a host of new and previous TV series and films from Disney and its many subsidiaries.
That means you can now not solely assume to discover Disney projects like Lady and the Tramp, however, additionally shows and films from:
- Star Wars
- National Geographic
- Star (from 23rd February 2021)
From February onwards, Disney+ subscribers will have to get admission to a variety of shows and movies made by means of Disney’s innovative studios (FX, Fox, 20th Century Studios, ABC, Searchlight, and Freeform) with the addition of Star – a brand new section coming to the streamer.
As per streaming offerings like Netflix, you don’t have to purchase every show or movie you watch; instead, you pay a monthly subscription to get admission to all titles on the service’s large library, completely ad-free.
Unlike different streaming services, however, Disney+ won’t launch new shows in bulk, with unique productions like Marvel’s WandaVision as an alternative airing weekly.
How much does Disney+ cost?
A Disney+ subscription costs £7.99 per month or £79.90 a yr in the UK. Any pre-Star Disney+ subscribers will be aware that there’s been a small hike in price. But even so, the price of Disney+ will nevertheless be much less than a Netflix premium plan which comes in at £11.99 a month.
While the significant majority of content on Disney+ is covered in your subscription cost, the studio does sometimes launch so-called Premier Access titles which are reachable for an extra fee.
The first title in this scheme was once the live-action remake of Mulan, which landed on the service for a preliminary price of £19.99 (on the pinnacle of the subscription fee) and grew to become a free title three months later.
Upcoming animated adventure Raya and The Last Dragon is anticipated to comply with a comparable launch strategy.
How do I sign up for Disney+?
You can sign up to Disney+ on their website or through the Disney+ app.
You’ll be able to sign up for the service through Sky Q and NOW TV – Disney+ will be available as an add-on.
What devices are compatible with Disney+?
Read more about Disney Plus compatible devices and how to set up Disney Plus on your Amazon Fire TV Stick.
How many devices can I watch Disney+ on?
Disney Plus UK subscribers can watch on 4 screens at the equal time. That’s the identical as Netflix’s Premium Plan and one greater than Amazon Prime Video. You can additionally register up to ten devices, and Disney+ will support seven profiles.
Can I get Disney+ on Sky?
Disney+ has teamed up with Sky meaning you can get the Disney Plus app on your Sky Q box. You can watch the new service alongside your other Sky content, easy peasy. It’ll also just be added to your Sky bill. Even easier. Disney Plus is also available on NOW TV too.
Disney Plus on Virgin Media and BT won’t be integrated but you can still get the app.
What TV shows are on Disney+?
Top Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and Fox shows are reachable for all subscribers, including:
Star Wars series The Mandalorian, a live-action show set in the outer reaches of the galaxy between episodes VI and VII.
Marvel Studios are rolling out a bold slate of shows set in its cinematic universe, beginning with WandaVision (streaming now) and persevering with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (March), Loki (May), and several others presently in production.
30 seasons of hit animation series The Simpsons.
A new Toy Story series centered on the new character Forky, known as Forky Asks a Question. Viewers can additionally assume Lamp Life, an animated short exploring the place Bo Peep was once during the events of Toy Story 3.
Earth to Ned, a unique series from the Jim Henson Company that follows a titular blue-skinned alien and his lieutenant, Cornelius, who is despatched to scout Earth for an eventual invasion. Instead, what occurs is they become obsessed with famous tradition – beginning up their very own chat show in the process.
All seven seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. An animated series delving into what occurred between Episode II and Episode III.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. The scripted show is set in the school in which High School Musical was once filmed, and sees students inserting collectively their very own stage model of the film. Not confusing at all.
A National Geographic show led through Jeff Goldblum referred to as – amazingly – The World According to Jeff Goldblum.
If you favor a full rundown of what you can watch we have a listing of the entirety on Disney Plus, or the best TV Shows on Disney Plus.
Later on, viewers can expect titles such as:
- Several Marvel TV shows including Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Moon Knight, The Falcon, and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, and What If…?.
- A Star Wars Rogue One prequel series based around Diego Luna’s character Cassian Andor.
- An Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars series, starring Ewan McGregor as the main Jedi Knight.
What movies are on Disney+?
Disney+ hosts a gigantic library of classic Disney movies (think Snow White), to Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and Fox movies.
The biggest films to look out for include…
- Mulan – the live-action remake was released onto the streaming service due to continued disruption from coronavirus. However, it is Premier Access only for the time being so requires an additional payment of £19.99.
- Hamilton took Broadway by storm back in 2015 and continues to be wildly popular. Now the award-winning musical has arrived on Disney+ for all theatre fans to see.
- Frozen 2. Due to the Coronavirus crisis, Disney made the hit sequel to the kid’s movie available from 3rd July.
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, along with all the previous Star Wars films, are available on Disney+.
- The Marvel Cinematic Universe. Almost all of the MCU superhero films will be available to watch, including Avengers: Endgame.
- Disney+ original movies including Togo and Lady and the Tramp
- 20th Century Fox classics including Mrs. Doubtfire.
- The X-Men movies, including the acclaimed X-Men: Days of Future Past.
- Elephant – a feature-length documentary following elephants in migration, narrated by Meghan Markle.
- Dolphin Reef – a feature-length documentary narrated by Natalie Portman about a young dolphin called Echo.
- Mary Poppins Returns, the Emily Blunt-led sequel is set 25 years after the original film.
Later on, viewers can expect titles such as:
- A Cheaper by the Dozen remake
- Hocus Pocus 2 – A follow-up up to the cult 1993 hit
Is Disney+ worth it?
There’s really a lot going for Disney+, with its subscription price (£7.99) cheaper than Netflix’s standard package deal (£8.99). And whilst Netflix’s preferred package solely allows for viewing on two units at once, Disney+ approves four displays to concurrently view titles from one account.
At the launch of the service, a susceptible spot for Disney+ used to be that its content used to be nearly completely child and teen-friendly, main to a shortage of mature titles for adults to dive into.
However, that’s absolutely modified with the roll-out of Star on 23rd February 2021 – oh, and simply in case you’re a parent worried about your little ones observing something they should, here’s our explainer on the Disney+ Star parental controls.
2021 additionally sees the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off its fourth section on Disney+, with WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and What If…? launching over the subsequent few months, making it the streamer of choice for comedian book aficionados.
How many people can watch Disney+ at once?
one Disney+ account can host seven profiles and can stream different shows from four separate screens.
Can I download Disney+ films and TV shows?
Yes, you can download titles and watch them later on the Disney+ app. Downloads will last 30 days
What is the difference between DisneyLife and Disney+?
Disney already had a subscription service in the UK, called DisneyLife. A £4.99 subscription granted access to a catalog of 450+ Disney movies (including all the original versions of The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, and so on).
Disney+ confirmed during a Twitter Q&A that DisneyLife will be replaced with Disney+. Read more about the difference between DisneyLife and Disney Plus.