They grow up so fast. Launched just over two years ago, Disney + has grown into a powerhouse with one of the best libraries of movies and TV shows, including some of the best original series from the MCU and Star Wars franchises, for n ‘to name a few. As of October 2021, the streaming service reached just over 118 million paid subscribers and now goes hand in hand with Netflix, Apple TV +, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and more.
While its library of movies and TV series is not as large as that of Netflix, Disney + is the exclusive streaming site for a significant portion of Disney’s massive content archive and is the only place to see new ones. content like The Mandalorian, Hawk Eye, and WandaVision. It’s also home to a slew of content – from Pixar and National Geographic – and combined with its sibling streaming service Hulu, you’ve got a serious combination.
At just $ 8 per month and $ 80 for the year, it’s more affordable than Netflix ($ 14) and HBO Max ($ 15), and you can bundle it with Hulu and ESPN + for just $ 14. Disney + is showing no signs of slowing down and is more popular than ever. Here’s all you need to know.
Disney + is currently home to hundreds of Disney-related movies and TV series. Classic animated features like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio are there, as are modern Disney Channel fares like Offspringvintage, live action features including The parents trap and Old town crier, forgotten quirks like it does for TV Fuzzbucket, a huge collection of 90s Marvel cartoons, nearly every Star Wars movie, Pixar movie, and more.
While the service includes most of the Marvel movies, there are still some MCU movies that you cannot find on Disney + due to licensing agreements with other streamers, such as Netflix. Titles such as Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Incredible Hulk are not yet available. However, you will find all Star Wars movies.
Original Disney + productions are where things get exciting. In addition to The Mandalorian and Boba Fett’s book, Disney + will host at least two other live-action Star Wars series: the Thief one prequel, Star Wars: Andor, in which Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk will reprise their roles from that film, and Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, which is between Revenge of the Sith and New hope which features Ewan McGregor reprising his role from previous films.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe Series Falcon and Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision, and Hawk Eye, have already hit hard on Disney +, in which big screen stars like Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Hiddleston have reprized roles that will directly affect Marvel’s big screen adventures, including Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The next broadcast channel will introduce characters like Ms. marvel, she-hulk, and Moon knight to the MCU before they appeared in feature films. The Marvel series began rolling out in fall 2020 and will release until 2022 (at least).
All the animated films previously locked in the The Disney “safe” can also be found on Disney +, with one exception: Southern song, which Disney has buried since the 1980s due to its race-insensitive content. Some of Disney’s other animated features have also been changed (Dumbo lacks a race-insensitive scene, for example), and Disney + posts reviews before content it says may contain “outdated cultural portrayals.”
Speaking of entertainment, Disney + is now home to the set The simpsons catalog, and after the patch for aspect ratio is released, they’re all available in their original splendor. However, the platform does not include the Season 3 premiere, “Stark Raving Dad,” which features the voice of Michael Jackson.
Additionally, in this upside down COVID world that has seen theaters close and open and close again, for $ 30, Disney + is also providing “Premier Access” to releases that are still in theaters or that are still in theaters. broadcast exclusives. Some of these films include Soul, Luca, and the next one See red, which has just passed from its scheduled theatrical release to Disney + due to theaters shutting down amid rising Omicron cases across the United States
Disney + is currently available in US, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Germany, Ireland, Isle of Man, France, Belgium, Monaco, Italy , Portugal, Spain, India, Wallis and Futuna, French Antilles, French Guiana, New Caledonia, Japan, Indonesia, Latin America, Réunion, Mayotte, Mauritius, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and South Korea, with more countries being added this year.
Disney + is available on:
- Computer web browsers
- Apple TV (tvOS)
- Google Chromecast
- Android TV
- Playstation 4
- Xbox one
- Select Amazon Fire TV devices
- Smart TVs (LG WebOS, Samsung Tizen, Android TV, Google TV, Vizio SmartCast, Roku TV)
If you are an Apple device owner or own one of the many smart TVs and streaming devices that have the Apple TV app, you can subscribe to (and watch) Disney + in this streaming interface. all-in-one streaming. Disney + also supports in-app purchases on Apple devices.
Disney + costs $ 8 per month or $ 80 per year. However, Disney + isn’t Disney’s only streaming service. Following its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Disney also controls Hulu and offers sports-focused ESPN +. For $ 14 you can get a package that includes the three services, saving you $ 5 per month.
Disney + offers a selection of content both in Dolby Vision, the dynamic version of Dolby HDR that delivers scalable content to supported TVs to get the best contrast out of each scene, as well as in Dolby Atmos, which provides a scene. Immersive, hemispherical sound for those with supported hardware.
As Dolby Vision becomes more mainstream, Vision and Atmos are still rarities in the streaming world, supported by only a few services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video and available on a small amount of content. One of the most enticing aspects of Disney + 4K content – for Star wars fans at least – is the availability of its Star Wars films, including the original trilogy (i.e. the 90s Special Editions) in 4K with support for Dolby Vision and Atmos. This makes Disney + the only way to view these movies in these formats.
And if that wasn’t enough, in November of last year, Disney made 13 of its MCU movies available in IMAX format, which makes the image 26% higher (for example if your TV or projector is capable of it).
For those wondering about family viewing, Disney + offers four simultaneous streams at a time on its service for its base fee of $ 8 per month.
In keeping with Disney’s approach to family programming, there will also be no R-rated projects available on Disney +. Any movie or TV series that pushes the boundaries of the typical Disney PG-13 audience will be diverted to Hulu, according to various reports. This includes titles like Marvel’s dead Pool.
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