Disney+ : The Happiest Place On Your Screen

Nicolle Lopez, Junior

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Disney had the world in fascination when they launched their new streaming service, Disney+, on November 12, 2019. This service has introduced the rivalry of the century between other streaming services. 

Disney+ launched in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. On November 19, it was then launched in Puerto Rico, New Zealand and Australia. 

On the launch day, Disney ran into some technical problems that caused glitching, prohibiting individuals from being able to use the app. Despite these issues, a day after, Disney announced that more than 10 million users had subscribed to the service. 

When downloading the app, Disney offers a free seven day trial; after the free trial, the cost per month is a reasonable seven dollars. Compared to Netflix at $12.99, Disney’s subscription is $72 per year. Many are excited about the movies available now streaming. 

Alexis Tellez, a junior, says, “Yeah it’s cheaper and better than Netflix, Disney offers way more shows.”  

 Disney made an agreement to offer Disney plus to Verizon carrier’s customers free for a year. Since Disney owns both Hulu and ESPN, they have an offer where individuals can get Disney+,  along with Hulu and ESPN Plus for thirteen dollars a month. 

Disney+ offers over 500 movies and 75,000 shows from Marvel, National Geographic, Star Wars, Pixar and 20th Century Fox. Subscribers also have access to old Disney shows that premiered on TV, such as Wizards of Waverly Place, Lizzie Mcguire, Hannah Montana, That’s So Raven, and The Suite Life on Deck. Vanessa Macapagal, a junior, enjoys catching up on her childhood favorites: “I like Disney Plus because it has a lot of the old tv shows I grew up watching and it’s nice to reminisce.” 

Classic Disney movies such as all the High School Movies, Hocus Pocus, The Parent Trap, and A Goofy Movie are also available. Disney+ subscribers also have access to exclusive movies and shows that are only available in this streaming service such as the new live action The Lady and The Tramp and a Stars Wars TV series solely focused on the character Mondalorian. 

Disney+ is available for streaming on Smart TVs, Streaming Devices (Chrome, Amazon Fire Tv stick etc.), Game Consoles, Desktop Web Browsers, Android and Apple devices.