Disney+: everything you need to know and the best deals

Disney+ has launched in the UK with a bang! Here's everything you need to know before subscribing...

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Subscribing to Disney+, the newest streaming service around? It's a smart idea: you and the kids are going to be at home for the foreseeable thanks to quarantine, lockdown and self-isolating, and will be in need of some form of some entertainment (to keep you sane, that is).

For just £5.99 per month, Disney+ brings Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic movies, TV shows and shorts to your screens. Yes, you can watch it on up to four devices at one time, or, through the app. You can also download content for offline viewing!

If you're not yet subscribed to Disney+, you can enjoy seven days for free – thanks to the Disney+ free trial – to ensure you definitely want to subscribe before paying any money. 

Here, we've collected all the information on Disney+ we could find to create a (beauty and the) beast of a guide. This way all your budding Disney+ questions can be answered at once, taking you one step closer to subscribing.

Disney+ | FREE seven day trial
Opt into a Disney plus free trial now and enjoy seven days of the best TV for free. We've not even got to the best part yet – Disney+ subscribers will get access to never seen before movies, series, documentaries and more. Some of our top content picks include the new Lady and the Tramp, Star Wars the Mandalorian, 10 Things I Hate About You, Toy Story 4, and not forgetting Hannah Montanna: The Movie of course.

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What is Disney Plus?

Disney Plus is a new streaming subscription service that lets you watch movies, TV shows and shorts from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. All in one place. 

It's ad-free, you get access to exclusive originals as well as thousands of movies and shows you already love. The best part? It comes with unlimited downloads on up to 10 devices. Only four devices can watch at one time, however.

Disney Plus price

A yearly Disney+ subscription costs £59.99. If you're looking to opt-in monthly, it's £5.99. If you're in the US, it's $59.99 yearly or $6.99 per month.

Disney Plus free trial

Thank the gods for the Disney Plus free trial! Before paying any money, you can test out this new streaming service for seven days for free. This way you can be absolutely sure before opting in.

Disney Plus sign up

Wondering how to sign up to Disney Plus? Click this link to go straight through to the signup page.

Disney Plus content list

There is a huge range of over 1,000 movies, series, originals, and more to watch on Disney Plus, all of which can be downloaded to watch later. As it stands, these are our pick of the best movies and series we know are definitely available to stream on Disney Plus:

Movies:

  • 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1951)
  • ANT-MAN
  • AVATAR
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
  • AVENGERS: ENDGAME
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)
  • BIG HERO 6
  • BLACK PANTHER
  • BRAVE
  • A BUG'S LIFE
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
  • CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN
  • DIANA: IN HER OWN WORDS
  • DISNEY CAMP ROCK (DISNEY CHANNEL)
  • DOCTOR DOLITTLE
  • FINDING DORY
  • FINDING NEMO
  • FLUBBER
  • FREAKY FRIDAY (2003)
  • FROZEN
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
  • HANNAH MONTANA THE MOVIE
  • HOCUS POCUS
  • HOME ALONE
  • HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK
  • HOME ALONE 3
  • HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS
  • THE INCREDIBLES
  • INCREDIBLES 2
  • INSIDE OUT
  • JANE
  • LADY AND THE TRAMP (2019)
  • THE LIZZIE MCGUIRE MOVIE
  • MALEFICENT
  • MARY POPPINS RETURNS
  • MOANA (AKA: VAIANA)
  • MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
  • MONSTERS INC
  • MRS. DOUBTFIRE
  • PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END
  • STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
  • STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES
  • STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI
  • STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH
  • STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS
  • STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
  • STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
  • STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
  • STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE
  • TANGLED (2010)
  • THE PARENT TRAP (1998)
  • THE PRINCESS DIARIES
  • THOR
  • TANGLED (2010)
  • TOY STORY
  • TOY STORY 2
  • TOY STORY 3
  • TOY STORY 4
  • UP
  • WALL-E
  • WRECK-IT RALPH

Series:

  • CONTINENT 7: ANTARCTICA
  • DISNEY HANNAH MONTANA
  • DISNEY PHINEAS AND FERB
  • DISNEY THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK & CODY
  • DISNEY WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE
  • DISNEY'S KIM POSSIBLE
  • DISNEY'S RECESS
  • FOR THE BIRDS
  • JACK-JACK ATTACK
  • MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS
  • THAT'S SO RAVEN
  • THE SIMPSONS 

Originals:

  • STAR WARS THE MANDALORIAN
  • LADY AND THE TRAMP
  • MARVEL HERO PROJECT
  • HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THE SERIES
  • THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JEFF GOLDBLUM
  • ENCORE!
  • FLOAT
  • ONE DAY AT DISNEY
  • DISNEY NATURE DOLPHIN REEF
  • DISNEY NATURE ELEPHANT

How to watch Disney Plus

It couldn't be easier to watch Disney Plus, wherever you are, whatever you're doing. You can either watch Disney Plus straight from your web browser or via a mobile device or tablet – it's compatible with Android, Apple and Amazon devices. There's also the option to watch Disney Plus through your smart TV, should you own one. Compatible TVs include Android, LG Web OS, Roku and Samsung Tizen models. Last but definitely not least – actually, probably the most popular way of streaming Disney Plus – via game consoles and streaming devices. From the Amazon Fire TV Stick to Apple AirPlay, Apple TV, Chromebook, Chromecast, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Roku. 

You can find the best prices on several streaming sticks that are compatible with Disney Plus below.

Disney Plus app

Much like other streaming services, Disney Plus have an app. This app can be downloaded on Google Play or the App Store. It makes watching on the go a breeze.

Can I use Disney Plus when out of the country?

Series and movies can be downloaded on Disney Plus so that you can watch them abroad without the need for a connection. Otherwise, if you're heading to a country that has Disney Plus and are intrigued, you can indeed stream the content that is available in the country you're visiting.

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