Disney+ will launch in the UK on March 24, so there’s really not long to wait for the new streaming service. From the get-go, Disney+ will offer users a brimming catalogue of content ranging from new exclusive TV shows to some of your favourite childhood blockbusters.
Although your preference between Disney+ and Netflix will depend largely on the types of content you like to binge on after a long day at the office, there are two fundamental ways in which the former is simply better.
First of all, let’s get pricing out the way. Disney+ can be purchased in either monthly or yearly subscriptions that cost either £5.99 or £59.99 respectively. However, the media conglomerate is currently offering a pre-order discount for the service that can get you a year for £49.99.
The monthly pricing of Disney+ and the basic version of Netflix is actually the same, but you get so much more with the newest streaming service on the block.
First of all, Disney+ lets you watch in 4K for that price, something that Netflix doesn’t let you do. In fact, if you only cough up for the basic package, you won’t even get access to HD streaming with Netflix – you’ll have to pay £8.99 per month for that privilege.
Secondly, Disney+ also lets up to four people binge at once on a single subscription. In stark contrast, Netflix only lets one person watch at once if you pay for its £5.99 basic package.
To allow for up to four people to stream at the same time on Netflix you’ll have to pay for the service’s premium package that costs £11.99 per month.
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Disney will launch in the UK on March 24
Netflix requires subscribers to pay £11.99 to stream in 4K
Disney lets up to four people binge at once on a single subscription
Of course, it’s not just the ability to stream in 4K and have multiple users binge at once that makes Disney+ appealing – it’s the vast catalogue of content on offer.
You may have got wind of Disney+ from all the Baby Yoda memes that have flooded the internet in recent weeks. This is of course from the streaming service’s most popular exclusive so far – The Mandalorian. The TV show is set in the Star Wars universe and follows the story of a lone bounty hunter five years after the events of Return of the Jedi.
Then there’s Disney’s huge catalogue of content from its subsidiaries Pixar, Marvel, Fox and National Geographic. All the classics from your childhood will be available on-demand, as well.
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And most recently Disney confirmed 663 of the current 679 episodes of The Simpsons will also be available to watch on the new streaming service at launch.
If you can name a device with an internet connection, there’s a very good chance you’ll be able to stream Disney+ on it. Everything from games consoles to streaming sticks will be able to beam the firm’s humongous content offering to you. Sky Q and NOW TV will also have access to Disney+ at launch.
On March 24, Disney+ will arrive in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. Additional European markets, including Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, will follow sometime in summer 2020.