New Disney Plus streaming app review

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We review the newest streaming service to the UK, Disney Plus which currently has over 50 million users since its launch.

Disney Plus a subscription-based streaming service launched in the UK and Ireland on the 24th March and has been a hit so far with families. Disney Plus is designed to stream films, shows, movies ranging from Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic and of course Disney – including new big-screen releases such as Frozen 2.
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What’s the sign-up process on Disney Plus?

First impressions were the sign was easy and it’s completed in three steps. You enter your email address, create a password, then choose your plan and enter payment information. Once your account is set up. you can access the service straight away.

How much does it cost?

Disney Plus costs £5.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial or it’s £59.99 for the year. Opting for the annual plan currently offers a 16% discount.

How does Disney Plus compare with other video streaming services such as Netflix?

Where Netflix contains shows, movies, series ranging in not only genres but also in maturity levels, is more geared towards adult content. Disney Plus on the hand is made for audiences up to a PG-13 rating.

What parental controls are available?

Disney Plus does not have many parental controls. However, you can create a child’s profile for younger kids (under 13):

  • When logged into your Disney+ account from your device, tap on the current profile name
  • Select Edit Profiles or Choose Add Profile
  • Next, select an image for the new profile
  • Type in a Profile Name.
  • Toggle Kids Profile to On (this disallows PG and PG13 content for the profile)
  • Save

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Please note: As there aren’t any profile locks, a child can still enter other profiles.

Overall verdict

What’s great about the platform?

  • The price is reasonable and has a great range of content – over 600 films and series
  • Family sharing included
  • Simple interface

Potential concerns

  • There are no parental controls – however, this can be argued as not a bad thing as again the content is child-friendly
  • Some of the older content may not be suitable for very young children
  • It is easy for a child to disable the ‘kids profile’ feature and can easily switch to different profile(s)
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