By Annie Humphrey and Lizzy Hawkes
Back in August of 2017, Disney announced their plans for a new streaming service, and the world has been anxiously awaiting its release ever since then. Disney Plus was released on Nov. 12, and with it came easy access to the world’s favorite Disney-owned movies and TV shows.
This new service can easily compete with popular entertainment services like Netflix and Hulu in both price and selection. It will have every Disney movie and Disney channel show ever made. Along with their own titles, several huge entertainment franchises owned by Disney will be available, including Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and National Geographic.
For everything that you get with Disney Plus, it is quite a bargain compared to other streaming services. At only $7 per month or $70 per year, it is cheaper than both Netflix and Hulu. The Disney streaming program is significantly cheaper than both Hulu and Netflix, with Hulu being $11.99 per month and Netflix being $16.99 with exactly the same benefits.
Though most of the media on this service targets mostly younger kids, plenty of teens and adults have shown great interest in subscribing. More mature options go up to a PG-13 rating for older audiences, and nostalgia also draw in grown-ups. For a relatively cheap price, you can watch all of the Disney movies and shows from your childhood in one place, so it is hard to imagine only young kids using the service.
However, Disney Plus is not only to be used for the nostalgia of childhood favorites. There will also be a variety of new original shows and movies that will not be available anywhere else. These include spinoffs of classics, such as High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and the brand new show The Falcon and the Winter Soldier from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.