This is the definitive guide on Disney+ streaming. Whether you’re keen to know how much the service costs, what devices you can stream on, or what content you can watch, you’ll find all those details and more right here.
The purpose of this guide is to make sure you know exactly what Disney+ offers so you can decide whether it is the right streaming service for you.
This guide will be updated as and when new information becomes available, or when any of the details below change.
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What is Disney+?
Disney+ is the new streaming service from The Walt Disney Co.
While some streaming services use a “+” label to denote a service that’s sold on top of another service, that’s not the case with Disney+.
Instead, this is the main Disney streaming service that looks to bring together the entire world of Disney. For reference, that means more than just the Disney classics we’re all familiar with.
Disney now owns a whole bunch of popular entities and brands, including Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight, to name a few.
Overall, there’s no shortage of content here and all for a very competitive price.
How much is Disney+?
Disney+ costs $6.99 in the U.S. That’s an incredibly low price for the amount of content on offer and significantly less than what competing services are currently charging for access.
The $6.99 price is for the standalone subscription.
You can also sign up to the standalone subscription on an annual basis and save a few dollars in the process. At present, Disney+ is available priced at $69 for the year.
This brings the cost down to $5.75 per month. Another way of looking at it is that you are getting two months for free when you pay for ten.
Alternatively, Disney now also offers Disney+ as part of a bundle. Streamers can get Disney+, ESPN+ and the ad-supported version of Hulu for $12.99 per month.
If subscribed to separately, ESPN+ costs $4.99 per month while Hulu costs $5.99 per month.
Considering each of these services charge roughly $5 for a dedicated subscription, the bundle is close to a buy two, get one free deal.
How do I get Disney+?
Singing up to Disney+ is super easy.
As this is a direct-to-consumer service, there’s no need to go through your TV provider or any other third-party company.
Instead, you can go straight to the Disney+ website and sign up from there. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app and sign up through the app.
iOS mobile users can download the app from the App Store.
Android mobile users can download the app from the Google Play Store.
What devices and platforms does Disney+ support?
Although Disney+ is a new service, it is one that arrived with plenty of device and platform support. No matter what devices you are using, there’s a good chance you will be able to access Disney+.
One of the easiest ways to access the service is via a web browser.
Streaming via a desktop web browser
You can stream Disney+ via a number of different web browsers including Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
Streaming via a mobile web browser
At the moment, Disney+ does not support streaming via a mobile web browser. Instead, mobile users are required to download the Disney+ smartphone app to stream.
Note: Disney+ also does not currently permit streaming via a browser on either smart TVs or game consoles.
Here’s the full list of currently confirmed devices and platforms.
- Amazon Fire TV
- Amazon Fire TV tablets
- Android smartphones and tablets (running Android 5.0 or higher)
- Android TV (running Android 5.0 or higher)
- Apple TV (4th gen or newer running tvOS 11.0 or higher)
- iOS smartphones and tablets (running iOS 11.0 and higher)
- LG TVs (select models)
- Microsoft Xbox One
- Samsung TVs (select models)
- Sony PlayStation 4
- Roku players and TVs
How many Disney+ streams at the same time?
Disney is proving pretty generous with the same-time streams. Disney+ lets subscribers stream on four different devices at the same time.
In addition to four simultaneous streams, Disney+ also allows for seven different profiles.
Can I download Disney+
Yes, you can download Disney+ shows and movies to watch offline.
Just like the number of streams and the profiles, this is another area where Disney is showing its generosity. Disney+ offers unlimited downloading, letting subscribers download as much content as they want.
In addition, Disney+ content can also be downloaded on up to ten different devices at the same time.
Both the unlimited and number of simultaneous devices makes Disney+ one of the most generous services around, when it comes to downloading.
What TV shows and movies are available?
Disney+ is already looking like a huge service with plenty of content to choose from. Whether you’re looking for animation or live action, Disney+ has you covered. New or classics, Disney+ has you covered.
Whether you’re looking for Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, National Geographic content, Disney has you covered.
To be clear, the list of content already is so substantial that it’s a staggering list to include here. Instead, we’ve decided to highlight some of the high profile content that you might be more interested in knowing about while deciding if Disney+ is the best service for you.
However, if you do want to go through the entire Disney+ catalog for a complete rundown of everything now available – here you go.
Disney+ animated classics highlights
It would hardly be a Disney streaming service without some of the most iconic Disney characters ever.
To keep things civil we’ve had to narrow down the list a little so here’s just a taster of the Disney classics you can now stream through Disney+
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
- Pinocchio (1940)
- Fantasia (1940)
- Dumbo (1941)
- Bambi (1942)
- Cinderella (1950)
- Alice in Wonderland (1951)
- Peter Pan (1953)
- Lady and the Tramp (1955)
- 101 Dalmatians (1961)
- The Sword in the Stone (1963)
- The Jungle Book (1967)
- The Aristocats (1970)
- The Little Mermaid (1989)
- Beauty and the Beast (1991)
- Aladdin (1992)
- The Lion King (1994)
- Pocahontas (1995)
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
- 101 Dalmatians (1996)
- Hercules (1997)
- Mulan (1998)
- Fantasia 2000 (2000)
Disney+ live action highlights
Rather some Disney-based live action? Well, not to worry as live action probably makes up the bulk of the service right now.
Again, there’s simply too many to list in this guide (again, here’s the full list) so we’ve picked out a selection to highlight the live action content now available to stream through Disney+.
- Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
- Treasure Island (1950)
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
- Old Yeller (1957)
- The Sign of Zorro (1958)
- Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
- Pollyanna (1960)
- Mary Poppins (1964)
- The Sound of Music (1965)
- Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
- Freaky Friday (1977)
- The Muppet Movie (1979)
- TRON (1982)
- Flight of the Navigator (1986)
- Three Men and a Baby (1987)
- Willow (1988)
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
- Turner & Hooch (1989)
- Shipwrecked (1991)
- The Rocketeer (1991)
- Sister Act (1992)
- Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
- The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
- Hocus Pocus (1993)
- The Santa Clause (1994)
- While You Were Sleeping (1995)
- Kazaam (1996)
- Flubber (1997)
- The Parent Trap (1998)
- 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
- Lizzie McGuire (2001)
- The Princess Diaries (2001)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
- Freaky Friday (2003)
- The Haunted Mansion (2003)
- High School Musical (2006)
- Hannah Montana (2006)
- National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
- Alice in Wonderland (2010)
- TRON: Legacy (2010)
- Descendants (2015)
Star Wars movies and shows
If Star Wars is what’s brought you to Disney+ and this guide then here’s a selection of the Star Wars content you can stream right now.
- Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)
- Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999)
- Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002)
- Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Marvel movies and shows
Disney has a wealth of Marvel content at its disposal and it’s sharing a lot of it with Disney+ subscribers. Again, this is not the full list, just some of the many Marvel highlights.
- Iron Man (2008)
- Iron Man 2 (2010)
- Thor (2011)
- Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
- The Avengers (2012)
- Iron Man 3 (2013)
- Avengers Assemble (2013)
- Thor: The Dark World (2013)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Ant-Man (2015)
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
- Doctor Strange (2016)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
- Captain Marvel (2019)
- Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Pixar movies and shows
Then again, if you grew up in the Pixar generation then maybe you’ll want to check out a few of these titles instead.
- Toy Story (1995)
- Toy Story 2 (1999)
- Monsters, Inc. (2001)
- The Incredibles (2004)
- Cars (2006)
- Cars 2 (2011)
- Toy Story 3 (2010)
- Inside Out (2015)
- The Good Dinosaur (2015)
- Finding Dory (2016)
- Cars 3 (2017)
How does Disney+ compare to the competition?
There’s no debating that Disney is going with a price-sensitive approach.
The last year has seen a number of price rises in the industry for both streaming and live TV services.
In fact, the only service that has dropped their prices recently is Hulu. The standard subscription dropped from $7.99 to $5.99 per month in January, 2019.
Interestingly, Hulu is a service that’s now controlled by Disney. So that should give you some indication that Disney is aware of how much price matters.
At $6.99 per month, Disney+ is one of the cheapest streaming services around. Here’s how it compares to some of the other popular streaming services right now.
|Hulu||$5.99 / $11.99|
|Netflix||$8.99 / $12.99 / $15.99|
Is there a Disney+ free trial?
Yes, there is a Disney+ free trial.
However, compared to competing streaming services it is pretty short. At present, Disney+ only offers seven days of free access before you need to start paying.
Compared to the entire month offered by similar services, this is a very limited free trial.
In addition, you do have to sign up and provide payment details in advance to gain access to the free trial.
Disney+ currently lets you access the free trial using a credit card or PayPal.
To take advantage of the 7-day free trial, head over to the Disney+ website.