Disney Plus is now available for those who pay a subscription fee, which ranges from $6.99 to $12.99 per month. Yearly membership costs only $69.99 year for the starter pack. Currently, Disney Plus is only available in the US, Canada and Netherlands. From the 19th of November, it will be available in Australia and New Zealand. The rest of the world will see Disney Plus arriving in their nations throughout next year.
While the service enters a very crowded streaming market, it also has an advantageous pricing strategy in its favor. Its competitors such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Apple TV+ all charge more than Display Plus in terms of monthly subscriptions.
Disney Plus is now available and has a secret advantage
Disney’s new streaming service is a family-friendly offering that does not come with the kind of options that its competitors offer. Yet, this could be its strength too. Parents have often worried about children accessing R-rated content on Netflix using various VPN services.
To prevent children from accessing adult material, parents may prefer using Disney Plus streaming service instead. It must be noted that that the new streaming service offers a lot of great content from the National Geographic, Marvel and even Star Wars, in addition to Disney titles.
Disney Plus is surprisingly affordable
At just $5.83 per month, it works out a lot cheaper than other streaming services if one chooses to purchase an annual membership. Those who are interested in added features can subscribe to the Disney Plus with ESPN+ and Hulu, which costs $12.99 per month.
Subscribers will save $5 when compared against purchasing all these three services separately. If subscribers already have all three services linked to a single account, they can receive a credit for the payments they make. It has a library of more than 7,500 shows and 500 films. Hulu’s 50,000 titles will be available for those who subscribe to the $12.99 plan, along with ESPN specials such as NCAA football, baseball, professional NHL, MLB etc.
Here is how to get Disney Plus for free
- Every subscription plan comes with a free 7-day trial, after which the subscriber will be charged according to the plan they have chosen.
- Verizon customers who are on Unlimited wireless plans and Fios Home Internet will get a complete one year membership for free.
- The pricing strategy differs in each country where it is available at the moment.
How does Disney Plus compare with its competitors?
When compared with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and YouTube TV, Disney Plus is the most affordable streaming service at the moment. While everyone will get a 7-day free trial, those who use Verizon Wireless will get a free year of the membership. Disney’s streaming service will certainly not upstage existing rivals such as Netflix or Amazon Prime.
However, parents with young children may find Disney Plus a more suitable option for family viewing and may cancel their existing subscriptions with other streaming services. From a business point of view, this should not hurt any of the other streaming services’ sales or profits.