Is Disney + Worth it? How Does it Compete?

Disney+ has a huge spectrum of movies and television shows to watch. To put it in perspective, Disney+’s library offers nearly 500 films and 7,500 episodes of television. There are around 1,500 television shows on Netflix, and around 4,000 movies. But, Disney+ offers almost all that Disney has ever produced, from Marvel movies and shows, the Pixar movies, National Geographic documentaries, the Star Wars movies and shows, and of course, everything originally produced by Disney, from their live-action movies and shows, their animated movies and shows, and even the old-fashioned Disney classics from the 60’s and the 70’s. Disney+, like Netflix, will also feature exclusive movies and television shows that can only be streamed on the site itself. For example, when Disney+ launched, exclusive titles such as a Star Wars show, the Mandalorian was available, and a live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp. Oh, and all 30 seasons of the Simpsons. More titles are on the way, too, such as exclusive Marvel movie tie-in shows, The Falcon and Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision, and a Hawkeye series, with many more expected to come. To sum it up, the quality and quantity of movies and shows to stream on Disney+ are plentiful.

So, it’s obvious that Disney+ has a large array of shows and movies. But, how does the cost compare to the other streaming services. Well, for starters, it’s much cheaper than other competitor streaming services, and offers much to the table quality-wise. The service, as previously stated, is $7-a-month. Unlike other services, Disney+ only has one plan. Netflix has three. Netflix’s plans include the Basic Plan, the Standard Plan, and the Premium Plan. The Basic Plan, which is $9-a-month, only allows you to stream with one device at a team and doesn’t offer HD. The Standard Plan, which is $13-a-month, allows you to stream with 2 devices at a time, offers HD, but doesn’t offer Ultra HD. Finally, the Premium Plan, which lets you stream at Ultra HD on up to four devices as once, costs $16-a-month. Hulu costs $6-a-month, but if you want the service ad-free, it’ll cost $12-a-month. HBO NOW costs $15-a-month. Disney+’s plan, for $7-a-month is ad-free, allows you to stream with 4 devices at a time, and lets you stream at 4K Ultra HD in Dolby Vision with HDR10 and Dolby Atmos immersive audio, all with no extra charge. There’s also a bundle for Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $13-a-month, which costs less than HBO NOW and is the same price as a Netflix Standard subscription.

So, overall, Disney+ stacks up pretty well against it’s competitor streaming sites. It’s affordable, is ad-free, and offers a huge library of exclusive Disney content at high quality video and audio. Within the first day, Disney+ had already raked in 10 million subscribers. To put that in perspective, HBO NOW has 5 million subscribers, which has taken the streaming service over 3 years to accomplish. I believe that in the direction Disney+ is going, it can potentially be the new powerhouse of video streaming, even beating out Netflix.

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