Disney: Plus or Not?

Disney steps into the streaming service arena


Image shot at Disney+ reveal conference

Owen Parker, Lifestyle Editor

Today if you were to go around any college, high school, or even middle school anywhere in America and ask someone if they knew what Netflix or Hulu is, you would be given the craziest look. Streaming services nowadays, such as Netflix, Hulu, or HBO NOW, are extremely popular amongst not only teens, but the majority of the population.

However, as of  Tuesday, November 12, 2019, an all-new streaming service has entered the growing pool: Disney+.

Disney+ is the world’s newest and highly anticipated streaming service. It includes almost all Disney and Pixar movies, including ones that have been vaulted (the term vaulted means that Disney no longer allows certain movies to be bought in stores), such as  Snow White, Cinderella, and Lady and the Tramp.

It also includes nearly all movies and TV shows relating to Star Wars and Marvel franchises. This consists of many movies like Iron Man, Avengers: EndgameRogue One, and many more

Disney+ also includes an assorted amount of National Geographic content like The World According to Jeff Goldblum (and original Disney+ series) and Gorden Ramsey: Uncharted.

Additionally, Disney+ includes several exclusive shows, which is a common trend among the handful of other streaming services. These shows include: The Imagineering Story, Marvel: Hero Project, the immensely popular and highly anticipated weekly show The Mandalorian, and many others.

Disney has plans to add new exclusive content continually to Disney+ in the future, these shows include, but are not limited to: Loki, MoonKnight, and Hawkeye.

The only blaring negative about Disney+ is its somewhat jumbled selection of movies. After exploring all the films and shows offered, you begin to notice what’s missing.

Many Marvel realm movies are missing because of complicated deals between Marvel Studios and Sony. Some content also isn’t available because of deals with other streaming services like Netflix. The missing movies include Spiderman: Homecoming, Spiderman: Far From Home, and Black Panther.

Disney also has a plan to integrate as many films as they can into Disney+ over many years.

Disney+ will set you back $6.99 per month, but they have more than just a standard package. For a total of $12.99 subscribers can have access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.

 Disney+ is especially a bang for your buck because, at its initial release, it is cheaper than its competition like Netflix (priced at $13.00 dollars per month) and HBO NOW (priced at $15.00 dollars per month).

Additionally, its ability to play older movies in a high definition quality is another positive of Disney+.

Disney+ is a great new addition to the streaming service industry. With its low price, HD quality, and a vast assortment of movies and TV shows, it a standout on the market. 

I highly recommend purchasing this service. I already have Disney+ and I’d give it a solid 9 out of 10. Even if you have other streaming services, Disney+ is definitely worth the purchase.