By: Linnette Cruz 10-I
The Walt Disney Company’s very own take on an online, on-demand streaming subscription service – also known as ‘Disney+’ – was first launched in the United States on Nov. 12, 2019. Right until 2019, Disney was actually partnered and worked with Netflix, which gave the popular multimedia video service streaming rights to a selection of its recent movies and TV shows, such as the hit children’s show ‘Jessie’ and many Marvel TV series. Unfortunately, many of these beloved movies and series produced by Disney have been removed from Netflix and added to Disney’s new streaming platform for subscribers to enjoy there.
So, you may be asking yourself: how much does Disney+ cost? For $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year in the US, you can get complete ad-free access to all of the service’s streaming titles. Furthermore, the company also has a $12.99 monthly bundle that includes Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu. Although the streaming service initially offered a free seven-day trial for new subscribers, this promotion was later made unavailable due to the fact that when the film version of Hamilton was released, fans would sign up and cancel their subscription without paying.
Disney Plus has launched and is currently available in countries such as the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Belgium, India, Iceland, Luxembourg, Norway, Indonesia, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden and Japan. It is said Disney+ will be launched in Latin America during November.
On Disney+, you can watch shows such as the new Star Wars series The Mulan remake, National Geographic show called The World According to Jeff Goldblum, the new Disney original High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Marvel’s Hero Project documentary series, and many loved Disney movies such as Frozen and Toy Story 4.
Just like Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming platforms, Disney Plus is an ad-free paid subscription that gives customers access to Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic content such as exclusiveTV shows, movies, shorts and documentaries. Nevertheless, each of these streaming services offer something different and it’s up to you – the audience – to decide which one you would prefer to pay for.