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What is Disney+ and What Should I Watch Today?

By RL - June 05, 2020

Disney+ is a streaming service that delivers ad-free programming. First launched in the United States, Canada, and The Netherlands in 2019, Disney+ is aiming to be available in all major markets by 2021. Miss introducing The Lion King, Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast to your young kids? Couldn’t catch Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6 or Maleficent in the movie theatres? Want to throw it back with Cool Runnings, Flubber or 101 Dalmatians?

There is literally something for everyone on Disney+. Bringing together Disney movie classics, National Geographic documentaries, the wonderful world of Pixar, and all the best of Marvel and Star Wars, it’s a one-stop-shop for your family’s entertainment needs. Disney+ has some exclusive original content as well, including Jon Favreau’s wildly famous Star Wars The Mandalorian and a series based on High School Musical.

Fox Family is reimagining some popular movies into episodes for a new generation, which will be exclusively available on Disney+. Some of these amazing movies include Home Alone, Night at the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Cheaper by the Dozen. Viewers will need to be patient to watch each episode instead of binge-watching their favorite shows, as Disney+ will be releasing one episode of these fan faves every week.

Reality series and unscripted content are also widely available via the streaming service. One such documentary miniseries follows the production of the movie Frozen II. Kristen Bell is producing the series Encore!, a show which reunites high school musical casts to perform again. There is plenty of content for everyone’s enjoyment. In its first year alone, Disney+ has well over 7,500 television episodes and more than 500 movies that can be viewed at 4K Ultra High Definition.

What are some of our absolute favorites? The Imagineering Story is a Disney+ original that walks viewers through the creation and opening of Disneyland and other Disney theme parks. The World According to Jeff Goldblum from National Geographic is another hit. Viewers enjoy watching the host dig deeper into subjects that interest him: ice cream, bicycles, tattoos, and so much more!

You can easily stream on up to four individual devices at the same time. Devices that are compatible with the service include a wide variety of televisions (AppleTV, LG TVs, Roku, Samsung, and more), computers (Chrome, Mac, and Windows), iPhones, Ipads, android, and Amazon Fire tablets, and game consoles. You could also download some of your family’s favorites to enjoy at a later date. And all those downloads are unlimited with your subscription!

Up to seven separate profiles can be created and managed per individual subscription. Kids profiles are available, restricting content so Disney+ remains safe and appropriate for younger viewers. Helpful customer service is available via live chat and the phone 24 hours a day all week long. That means someone is literally standing by to support you at all the time!

What can we look forward to on Disney+? Marvel Studios is coming out with a few seasons of original scripted series. A new docuseries entitled Earthkeepers will be available soon. The Muppets Studio is looking to produce the shorts series Muppets Now.

What have been the most compelling features of Disney+ compared to other online services? Disney+ promises an ad-free platform. The streaming service also has more focused content than its competitors as it is entirely based on Disney content. Finally, the bells and whistles of Disney+ subscriptions, which include the high definition resolution, an astonishing amount of profiles, and the ability to stream on four devices at the same time, are all good reasons for customers to opt for this company over other established streaming services. There’s no wonder Disney+ has 50 million users.

Signing up is a simple five-step process. Regardless of the device you’re using, simply visit the Disney+ website (www.disneyplus.com) or your device’s app store, click on “Sign Up”, enter your email address, create a password, enter payment info, and you’re all set! It’s as simple as that! Looking to send the gift of entertainment to a loved one? Disney+ subscription cards are available for a year of unlimited, ad-free streaming. The gift is as no-hassle a choice as it gets, sent via email to the recipient of your choice.

The streaming service costs $6.99 per month. Save if you sign up for a yearly subscription. That deal can be snagged for $69.99 per year, slashing more than $100 off your annual fee. If you’re still not convinced, enjoy a 7-day free trial to see if this service works for you and your family.