Why You Should Upgrade to DisneyPlus
DisneyPlus has been all the rage lately, with its Netflix-style streaming model, affordable price point, and comprehensive library of Disney classics and new releases. But does it live up to the hype? Here’s why you should upgrade to DisneyPlus right now.
What is Disney Plus?
Before diving into why you should upgrade, let’s start by explaining what exactly DisneyPlus is. If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s an upcoming streaming service that will be operated by The Walt Disney Company, allowing subscribers to access a wide variety of movies and TV shows. The company first announced its plans for its new streaming service back in August 2017 during an earnings call with investors, saying that it had exciting news on the horizon…we are developing a proprietary direct-to-consumer digital offering. It was originally slated for release sometime in late 2019, but now it seems as though things are moving along quite quickly.
Is it Worth It?
Sure, it’s not $60/month, but $6/month is still pretty darn reasonable. That said, I do have some reservations about whether or not it’s worth upgrading just yet. There aren’t many details available for what shows and movies will be available at launch—and one of my favorite things about Netflix was that I could binge on past seasons of TV shows for days on end. This isn’t an issue with subscription-based platforms like Hulu or HBO Go, but with DisneyPlus you won’t be able to access much in terms of the back catalog before 2019.
How is the Pricing Model?
If you’re already a subscriber of other Disney services, then you might already be familiar with their subscription model. For those who aren’t, it works like Netflix (and most streaming services). All accounts come with unlimited streaming and downloads, plus access to all content from across all devices associated with your account. Their plans start at $6.99 per month and range up to $14.99 for four different tiers: One, Two, Three, and Four respectively. Each tier offers more than its predecessor and unlocks additional benefits such as early previews or access to exclusive content. They also offer a $4 per month plan that includes only one movie at a time but allows for multiple viewings during that period of time.
What are the device requirements?
There are no device requirements. You can access DisneyPlus.Com Login/Begin on most smartphones, laptops, tablets, and connected TVs. If you subscribe via your cable provider, it will be available through its authenticated app as well. It’s also possible to cast content from an iPhone or iPad to your TV via AirPlay or Apple TV.
How much does it cost?: At launch, you’ll be able to subscribe to Disney+ for $6.99 per month. As with most streaming services, there will be some content available exclusively on certain platforms, but there’s no current indication that a subscription on one platform won’t include access via others. A family plan is also available for $9.99 a month and supports up to six users across five devices at once. An ad-free experience is also an option for an additional $2 per month.
Can I Cancel My Subscription at any time?
Can I cancel my subscription? Yes, you can cancel your membership at any time. Click here for instructions. Why pay for a full year when you can pay month-to-month? If you know in advance that you won’t be using your membership for a while, simply cancel before your next payment is due and there will be no additional charges. However, if you signed up on a monthly or weekly basis and want to upgrade to an annual plan, please contact our customer service team by emailing [email protected] We’ll make sure you don’t miss out on any of our incredible deals! When Does It Expire?: If you choose to sign up for a monthly plan, it will auto-renew every 30 days unless canceled beforehand.
When Does It Launch?
Here’s what we know about it so far: It’ll launch in November 2019, and it’ll be accessible on most major devices (like Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox One, and Chromecast) at no additional cost. For smart TVs, you’ll need an adapter or set-top box with Chromecast support. With regards to smartphones, iPhone users will only be able to stream on an iOS device by using an AirPlay connection through Apple TV or Google’s Chromecast. Android users will be able to cast content from their smartphones onto their smart TV.
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