If you enjoy everything Disney, or wish to take a trip back to your childhood, great news! Disney Plus was made available to the UK in March. Disney Plus is a streaming service set up to battle the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. It has been extremely successful in North America since its creation in November 2019 and they are now giving those in the UK the privilege too. In this guide we will tell you everything you need to know about Disney Plus.
How to get Disney Plus UK
Getting Disney Plus in the UK is very simple. All you need to do is head over to the website www.disneyplus.com, choose your subscription package and follow the steps on the screen. You will have the options of paying monthly or a discounted price for the year.
After you have submitted your billing details and completed the set up, you will then want to download the Disney Plus application onto the desired device. This can be anything from your smart phone, smart TV, desktop, games console and now even your Sky Q box has the function for Sky broadband customers to download the app and stream Disney content until your heart’s content.
How much is Disney Plus UK?
As mentioned above, Disney Plus is available in the UK at two varying rates. You can opt to pay a monthly subscription at £5.99 a month in the UK or it is £59.99 for the year. The yearly option does give you a saving of £11.89, but we would suggest trying a month first and seeing if you get your money’s worth out of it.
Whichever subscription option you choose, with Disney Plus UK you will be able to stream on up to four devices concurrently. This means no more arguments about what you want to watch. You can even get unlimited downloads on up to ten devices, so it’s perfect for those long-distance journeys. On top of this, you can create up to seven viewing profiles, so that you will never lose where you up to in your series or film.
Interestingly, O2 have offered new and existing customers in the UK the possibility to get six months of Disney Plus for free. To get this offer worth £36, customers need to take out a new contract or upgrade to a new phone.
What’s on Disney Plus UK?
Disney Plus UK has a really exciting and impressive catalogue of content, with a big enough range of new, classic and diverse films and shows to occupy the entire family. Within the first year Christine McCarthy, Disney's chief financial officer, stated that the firm had invested at least $1 billion into original content. So as well as your usual classic Disney films like 101 Dalmatians, The Lion King and Toy Story, you can watch new original series like The Mandalorian and the new live-action remake of Mulan.
The Mandalorian Season 2 came out on October 30th - following the success of the first season, the debut of the second one drove 3.1 times the average weekend sign-ups to Disney Plus compared to other weekends in October (according to Antenna). Disney acquired both the Star Wars and Marvel franchises, so all of those films and related content are available on the platform, as well as Pixar and National Geographic content. This bodes well for future releases in those franchises, of which there are many to come.
In total there are around 500 films, 350 shows and even 30 seasons of The Simpsons all available for you to stream and loads more on the way!
What’s new on Disney Plus UK?
If you feel like you don’t want to watch old Disney films then don’t worry. Disney Plus UK have plenty of brand new, original content on the way for the rest of 2020 and 2021 to keep you glued to the screen. Here are some exciting titles new to or coming to Disney Plus UK:
- Once Upon A Snow – Frozen short (October 23)
- The Mandalorian season 2 (October 30)
- Disney The Owl House (October 30)
- The Simpsons season 31 (November 6)
- Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 7 (November 13 – new episodes weekly)
- The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (November 17)
- Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (November 17)
- The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse (November 18)
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (November 20)
- The Real Right Stuff Special (November 20)
- Marvel 616 (November 20)
- Noelle (November 27)
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (November 27)
- Pixar's Soul (December 25)
- WandaVision (January 15 2021)
With such fantastic TV shows and films being released over the Christmas period, it is hard not to consider getting yourself a Disney Plus UK subscription and treating the whole family!