Hey everyone! Today, I’m doing a guest post, and I’m really excited! I think Sarah has such a nice blog, and I’m honored to be a part of it. So, without further ado, let’s get started with my review of Disney+!
So, if you aren’t sure what Disney+ is, it’s basically a Disney Netflix. There are so many things on there to watch, and they even are coming out with Disney+ originals. I’m going to be touching on a few different topics, so I’m going to get right into it.
Disney+ is surprisingly cheap. (relatively, at least) You can get it for $6.99 a month, or $69.99 a year(which is what I have). You can also get it bundled with ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99 a month. Disney+ is a bit cheaper than Netflix, which ranges from $8.99-%15.99 a month. However, Netflix has deals with other studios, which brings me to my next point…
You’d think that there wouldn’t be a whole lot of variety in Disney+, seeing as there are only franchises that Disney owns that are available. However, I’ve been pleasantly surprised! Not only are there the things listed in the graphic above, but there are also franchises such as Disney Channel movies and TV, The Muppets, and The Simpson’s. A lot of the content available on Disney+ was not available before last week(and trust me, I’d looked.) For example, I had once wanted to watch the Avenger cartoons on Disney XD. Well, the only ones I could find were the newer ones, and I didn’t want to start mid-series. However, now I can begin with episode 1!
I actually just went into the app, and I’m surprised that they’re continuing to add stuff. Obviously Netflix still has the rights to a few movies and shows, but they will come to Disney+ soon enough. I also like that you can download everything, because I can’t download most of the shows I like on Netflix.
I haven’t watched all of the original shows yet, but I have seen some of The Mandalorian and Forky Has a Question. I have to admit, I’m not super impressed with the originals so far. The Mandalorian is a little confusing(but I have only seen the first episode), and Forky Has a Question is really short. However, I wouldn’t say that less effort is put into those shows versus actual television shows. I think I’ll be a little more excited about the originals after the Marvel series’s get started next fall.
Ease of Use
Disney+ is pretty easy to get to know. It’s very similar to the Netflix interface. They have the different collections(Princesses, Marvel, Star Wars, etc.) grouped together in a category, so you click on the Princesses, and you see everything that Disney+ has to offer when it comes to Princesses. It’s also very easy to search for something if you want. It is a bit easier to find your downloaded content than it is on Netflix.
I think that Disney+ is definitely worth the money. I think they have a lot of variety, and the app is very easy to use. However, the biggest flaw I can see is with the original content. There isn’t a lot of it. However, I do think there will be more within the upcoming year, so I’m definitely willing to wait. I would definitely recommend Disney+ to a friend.
Do you have Disney+? What are your thoughts on it?
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