Are you looking to binge-watch some of your favorite childhood movies or occupy your children for a couple of hours? Disney+ might be the perfect solution. If you’re considering buying a subscription or even using a free trial, here’s what you should know about the price, plans, and different special features of the streaming service.
All you can stream: $7 or $70
The Disney+ pricing model is simple: For $7 per month (or $70 per year), you get everything Disney+ has to offer. There are no other tiers of service and no other monthly prices. There’s no minimum commitment to get this price, and you can cancel at any time. Keep in mind, however, that Disney plans to increase its price to $8 per month (or $80 per year) on March 26.
While the Disney+ catalog isn’t yet as deep or as wide as that of Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, Disney makes sure you’ll get a lot of great features to compensate as it grows its content choices.
Every account can stream in up to 4K resolution, with HDR on the movies and shows that support these standards. Some of the titles that are in HDR use Dolby Vision, which offers even better picture quality than HDR10, the base HDR format. Dolby Atmos also makes an appearance, though titles that support this amazing surround-sound format are limited to newer productions.
You can run up to four simultaneous streams, which should help when the family can’t agree on what to watch. With up to seven user profiles per account, you won’t have any trouble keeping recommendations relevant for every family member, and it’s unlikely you’ll hear screaming over who raced ahead on the latest season of your chosen binge show.
Even more with Hulu
But wait, there’s more! Because Disney owns Hulu via its purchase of 21st Century Fox, you can add a Disney+ subscription to your Hulu account. The price remains the same, but you can simplify your streaming life by accessing both content catalogs within one user interface.
More still, with ESPN
Speaking of bundles, let’s not forget that Disney owns a majority share of one of the biggest sports broadcasting brands: ESPN. So, the astute executives at Disney have decided that you need a reward if you go all-in with a triple play of the company’s streaming services. The combination of the three packages isn’t pricey on its own. But if you sign up for Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu, you can save $5 a month on these services’ separate costs. All three will currently run you just $13 per month, though, like the standalone subscription, Disney plans to increase the price to $14 come March.
Still, if you need Disney content for the kids plus sports and more content for grownups, the triple play is an excellent deal. We also like that you can access all the services via a single interface.
Free with Verizon
If you don’t want to pay for Disney+ and you’re a Verizon customer, you may be in luck. All current and new Verizon subscribers with unlimited data plans get a year’s worth of Disney+ entirely free. Fios and 5G broadband users are likewise eligible for the deal. When the year ends, Disney+ will start charging you for the regular subscription price, so make a note to unsubscribe if a Disney+ account isn’t in your budget. That’s not to say that Disney+ more than lives up to its cost.
Simultaneous streaming capabilities and content for the whole family may have you ready to sign up for Disney’s entire suite of streaming services. We have extensive knowledge of all Disney+ has to offer, so check out these links to articles below to assuage any remaining inquiries you may have regarding Disney+.
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