Your Definitive Guide to Disney +

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Here is your definitive guide to Disney +. You want to know the answers to all the questions that makes up Disney + streaming service? We have you covered.

How to get Disney + the service.

Before you do anything else you need to head over to disneyplus.com and sign up for the service there.

Pricing

If you are in the United States either you pick 6.99/month or you pick 69.99/year. This price undercuts the 13 monthly fee for Netflix’s most popular plan in the US. Either or will start your streaming from Disney. If you do not like the options that are presented Disney plus will offer you once the service has launched a get all things Disney package. You can for 12.99 get Disney +, Hulu with commercials, and Espn + if you want it. This still undercuts Netflix, as you get all 3 services for 13.00 a month where as you only get Netflix for the same price. You will however not get the founders circle badge if you decide to go this route. If you are outside the United States you do need to wait until March 2020 to get your stream on. Some areas might even be a longer wait and Disney has not announced those dates yet. If you want you can get Disney + as a standalone then Hulu as a standalone as well commercial free, and as long as they are on the same email account, you will get a 5.00 credit for getting both per month, but the downside is you will be billed separately for each service.

If you are on Verizon you can get Disney + for free as long as you are with one of these plans. If you have Verizon Fios, Verizon 4G, or Verizon 5G then you qualify for Disney +. If you want more details you can see them here.

Annual Passholder Pricing

If you are an annual passholder you qualify for discounts on two or three year subscriptions. A three year subscription is 170.00 and a two year subscription is 120.00

Here is what Disney + cost per country so far:

United States: 6.99 Annual 69.99

Canada: 8.99 CAD Annual 89.99 CAD

Netherlands: 6.99 Annual 69.99

Australia 8.99 AUD Annual 89.99 AUD

New Zealand: 9.99 NZ or 99.99 NZ Annual

Europe: £5.99/€6.99 £59.99/€69.99 Annual

When will Disney + hit my country?

 Right now Disney+ is in the following country’s:
Netherlands
U.S.
Canada
Australia
New Zealand
Coming Soon:
Europe March 24th
Latin America: First Half of 2021
Asia and Pacific country: Launches throughout 2020 and 2021
Concrete release dates:
March 31, 2020 for France, Italy, Spain, and the U.K.
 
If you can’t wait that long you have to jump through a few hoops to see your Disney + now. First you have to be using a VPN so you can preetend to be living in the USA. Then you can subscribe to Disney + now. If you do not want to pay extra for a VPN then you have to wait for the dates above to get your Disney + on.
 

How to stream Disney +

Disney will be streaming on a wide variety of devices from Tablets, Smart Phones, Gaming Consoles, PC’s and more there is no shortage on how you can get Disney + to you.

Here is a list of the devices you can get Disney + on, and reminder that you can’t get these apps until the day it launches in your area.

Phones:
Android compatible devices
Iphone compatible devices
 
Consoles:
Xbox One
Xbox One X

Xbox One S

TV:
Lg Compatible TV: Has to be running Web OS 3.0 produced in or after 2016
Samaung Compatible TV: Running Tizen OS produced in or after 2016
Sony TVs running Android TV
Visio TV: Is promising Android users that they’ll be able to beam Disney + to their SmartCast TV’s by the end of this year. Currently you can cast the Diney+ app to the TV using AirPlay 2.
 
Tablets:
iPad
Android Tablets
 
PC:
Any computer running a compatible browser.
 
Mac:
Any Mac running a browser that is within the last year or so.
 
Amazon:
News was just announced that any Fire TV device which includes the Fire TV Box, and Stick and a Fire Tablet will be able to stream Disney + on their devices.
 
Nintendo Switch:
You can not get it right now but soon will be able to get it on the Switch and Switch Lite. At present we do not have a release date for the Nintendo Switch.
 
What features does Disney + include

Disney + will stream to 1080p, 4k, 4k Ultra HD in Dolby Vision, HDR 10, and Dolby Atmos. Disney has not included which content will be able to do this as each piece of content is subjected to what it can do. So do not expect a 70’s movie to have all the above qualities tied to it. Every Disney account can stream up to 4 devices simultaneously which means you can stream on your TV in the living room, bedroom, kids room, and on your phone all at the same time. For your account you can set up 7 different profiles allowing each member to have content picked for them based on what they have watched previously. So if Dad is into Star Wars and you are into Cinderella you will have content curated for you based on what you want and not someone else wants. Each account can pick an avatar from Disney, Pixar, Marvel or Star Wars, and at launch Disney will have over 200 avatars available to choose from.

Offline Viewing

Disney plus will allow unlimited mobile downloads for offline viewing. Subscribers can download to up to 10 mobile or tablet devices, with no limit on how many times you can download that content. Just remember you can’t download everything as your storage on that device will depend on how much you can download.

Languages at Launch

The Service will support English, Spanish, French, and Dutch at launch, and support subtitles for the content that will be on at launch and thereafter.

Disney + Content
Disney is going to have lots of content at the launch of Disney +. From the Mandalorian, to Lady and the Tramp live action, Marvel: Including Advengers Endgame, National Geographic Documentries, Star Wars Movies, and Pixar Movies, all for you to watch. While they do not have as much content as Netflix does, Disney is poised to make a splash because it is Disney’s own content. Plus if you want you can get Hulu, and Espn + for just a little more. If you like Disney content youwill love Disney +.
 
When will Disney + fix the Simpsons aspect ratio:
Disney says that it will be fixing this in early 2020, by making the first 19 seasons in 4:3. So while no exact date they will fix it as some point in 2020.
 

Parental Controls:

If you want to limit the kids playing time, you can do the following: You can set up Autoplay so that it asks you to hit play every 20 to 40 minutes and break up the cycle of watching for the kids, and for you to know when there episode is done.
You can set up a child profile as well so that you can have it play only the movies based on a certain rating for them is allowed.

This article was updated to reflect Europe’s pricing and launch date.

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