The Disney+ service launched in November 2019 and quickly rose to the top tier of streaming video services. That’s probably due to its wealth of quality programming from the Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and 20th Century Fox vaults—all of which Disney owns. This makes Disney+ a great streaming service for any family with young children and teenagers, as well as older viewers.
Disney+ is the destination service for children of all ages. Programming includes the complete library of Disney films, from Sleeping Beauty and Tangled to Mary Poppins and Pirates of the Caribbean; Disney and Disney Jr. cartoons and TV shows, including Lizzie McGuire, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and PJ Masks; Marvel movies and TV shows, including all the Avengers movies, both Guardians of the Galaxy movies, and the Agent Carter TV show; Pixar movies, including Cars, The Incredibles, Onward, and all the Toy Story movies; and all the Star Wars movies and related TV shows, including the new Mandalorian show.
There’s also The Simpsons, tons of programming from National Geographic, and a growing selection of classic and newer movies from 20th Century Fox, including Avatar and The Sound of Music.
That barely scratches the surface of what you can find on Disney+, which explains its immediate popularity. You can watch it for months on end and still find more to view.
What It Costs
A Disney+ subscription costs $6.99 USD per month or $69.99 USD per year. The company also offers a bundle of Disney+, Hulu Basic, and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month, which is a really good deal if you watch just any two of those services.
Most Disney+ programming is streamed at 4K resolution with Dolby Vision HDR. (Look for the HD logo in the program listings.) Sound is typically Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround, with some programs in Dolby Atmos. You can view Disney+ programming on up to four devices simultaneously.