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How To Get Started With Disney+

Disney+ is the latest on-demand streaming service that allows you to watch movies and series on your phone, tablet or computer. It was released in America in 2019 and released in the UK in 2020. Disney+ aims to compete directly with other streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. This article will tell you all you need to know about Disney+, and allow you to determine whether or not it is worth adding to your collection.


Key Features

  • Price: Disney+ costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year in the US and £5.99 per month or £59.99 per year in the UK.
  • Supported Devices: Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Roku, PS4, Xbox One, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android and Chromebooks.
  • Over 500+ Films and 7500 Series Episodes including: Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, The Simpsons and National Geographic
  • Baby Yoda (The Mandalorian)


What Is There to Watch?

Upon release there are over 500 films and 7500 episodes of TV series. Whilst this is considerably less content than Netflix, who has an average library size of around 5800 titles, depending on your viewing region, if you are a fan of Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, The Simpsons and National Geographic you will find more than enough content to keep you entertained.
  • Disney (Bambi, The Lion King, Frozen)
  • Pixar (Toystory, Up, Wall-E)
  • Lucasfilm (Star Wars Saga, Rogue One, Solo)
  • Marvel (Avengers Endgame, Thor Ragnorok, Iron Man)
  • The Simpsons



This list is just a small sample of the content that is available. Disney+ is also creating Disney Originals such as, the already cult sensation, The Mandalorian and the up and coming WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier series.

How Much Does Disney+ Cost?

Disney+ is a paid subscription based service, but there is a 7 day free trial at the beginning allowing you to try it out. Disney+ costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year in the US and £5.99 per month or £59.99 per year in the UK.

This is less expensive when compared to Netflix’s $8.99 basic monthly package ($15.99 for the premium version), however Netflix boasts a library size of between 5000 and 6000 titles, depending on the region that you live in.

If you are a Sky Q user, you can simply integrate Disney+ with your existing Sky Q account. The main convenience of this, is that your Disney+ subscription will just be added to your Sky bill.

Note: Disney is offering a discounted price of £49.99 per year in the UK if you sign up to their services before it is released on the 24th March 2020.


How to Get a Free Year of Disney+?

It is possible to get a free year of Disney+ if you subscribe to one of Verizon’s unlimited wireless 4G or 5G plans. This deal is also an option for new customers of Verizon’s Fios internet services.

How to Sign Up and Get a Free Trial?

Disney+ offers a 7 day free trial when signing up. You can try out their services, and if you do not want to continue, you can cancel your membership without being charged, if you do so before the 7 day trial period has ended. If you forget to cancel the free trial, you will be charged the full monthly, or yearly amount, depending on the membership plan you signed up for.


How to End the Free Trial?

If you only want to use the 7 day free trial and then cancel your membership you can, and it is relatively easy to do. If you cancel before the first billing date (or immediately after signing up for the free trial), you can enjoy your free trial without worrying about being charged at the end.

You will want to go to your ‘Profile’ in the top right corner of the screen, and then click on ‘Account’ from the list of options that pop up. From here you will want to click on ‘Billing Details’. On this page there is the option to cancel your subscription.



Note: If you resubscribe with the same account (and the same Credit/Debit card), you will no longer have the option of a free trial.

How to Download Disney+?

If after reading all this, you are interested in signing up for Disney+, you can do so via their website here or you can download the app for your chosen device here. Happy streaming!


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