Finally, after what seemed to be have been a long wait, Disney Plus has launched in the UK.
You would have seen the adverts and gained some interest but is it any good and what do you get for your money?
Disney’s rival to Netflix has been much-touted by fans, as it incorporates not only it’s entire library of animated classics and TV shows, but also all the films by subsidiary studios Pixar and Marvel, as well as the entire 30 seasons of The Simpsons, primed and ready to binge on. It also includes the Star Wars film collection plus it’s new much-hyped series – Mandolorian.
The main attraction for Disney Plus for many people is the sheer size of its content library. For both hardcore and casual fans alike – it’s got everything. Marvel, Pixar, The Simpsons, Star Wars, Disney itself…basically everything is covered. But when you first log onto the site, this is the first thing that hits you – there is just so much to see. This is obviously a massive plus, but also a bit overwhelming. What do you watch first?
To be fair the site is easy to use and navigate – if you know what you’re looking for it will be simple to find. Setting up multiple profiles is straightforward too and just like with Netflix, Disney Plus is designed to be used by families. As such, when you first sign in to your account, you can set up a number of other profiles for other members of your family, or friends. Profiles is key as you can stream onto 4 devices at one time from a single account and ou don’t want anyone else losing your place in your Simpsons binge-watch.
Disney Plus can be viewed in a variety ways. On a TV via Amazon Fire, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, LG TV’s, Roku, Samsung and Sony Q. Also on your PS4 or Xbox One and Laptops. Plus also on Amazon Fire Tablets, Android phones and Tablets and iPhones and iPads.
The Mandalorian is Disney Plus’ star attraction – but its roll-out is can be infuriating! Just like it did in the US Disney Plus has decided to release the series one episode at a time at weekly intervals. This can be frustrating for those used to the Netflix model. What isn’t frustrating is the May the 4th sees the latest Star Wars film get released on the platform, This is sure to be a well watched and attract many people to the company.
The cost for Disney Plus in the U.K is £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year and begins with a 7-day free trial. This is decent value for the amount of content on there and for those with children it could well be a saviour in these times of lockdown. With more content added regularly and Frozen 2 on the way Disney Plus is sure to be popular and it should be as it is value for money and a perfect rival to the brilliant Netflix.