Disney Plus is an online streaming service that hosts on-demand shows and movies from Disney’s official catalog.
Launched back in 2019, this service has since amassed over 130 million subscribers worldwide and ranks number 8 in the U.S after Netflix, HBO Max and Hulu.
Subscribers to Disney Plus are provided with access to the latest shows and movies released by Disney as well as numerous short movies, as well as documentaries that the brand has made back in the day.
Movies that are available on the platform also stream a couple of days after launching in theaters, something that other brands like HBO Max and Peacock tend to do.
But, how much does Disney Plus cost and what subscription plans are available? Read on to find out all there is to know about Disney Plus features and subscription plans and see if it’s something you would be interested in signing up for.
Disney Plus Features and Subscription Plans | November 2022 Update
How Much Does Disney Plus Cost?
Disney Plus is available in a number of different countries and the prices generally range from $7.99 per month to $79.99 for a yearly subscription.
From December 8th, the prices of the ad-free streaming packages will increase to $11 a month and $110 for the year.
At this time Disney will introduce an ad-supported plan that will cost $8 a month.
You can also buy Disney Plus as a bundled package with other OTT services like Hulu and ESPN+. The bundle can be purchased from the Hulu site or it will automatically get activated when subscribing to Hulu Live TV.
The prices for Hulu Live TV with Disney Plus and ESPN+ cost around $70 a month and new subscribers have an offer where you can save up to $20 a month for the first three months by selecting this plan.
In contrast to other platforms, Disney Plus is much cheaper than Netflix, but it lacks many shows and movies that Netflix offers and Apple TV Plus is cheaper than Disney Plus, but it does have a lot less content than Disney.
Disney Plus Subscription Plans November 2022
- Disney Plus – $7.99/m
- Thousands of movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic
- Hulu Bundle with Ads – $13.99/m
- The best movies, shows, and live sports with Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (With Ads), and ESPN+ (With Ads)
- Hulu Bundle without Ads – $19.99/m
- Includes Hulu (No ads) along with everything you love in the Disney Bundle
Disney Plus Features : What’s Included in the Subscription
While Disney Plus features only Disney original content, it does offer some pretty impressive features, like its unique selection of content that make this service stand out from the rest.
To start things off, the platform supports up to 7 profiles in each subscription plan. This means that 7 users can create individual profiles under a single account and each profile will be customized based on what interests that user.
Another feature that’s available on Disney Plus is that it allows simultaneous streaming on up to 4 different devices at a time. So, users can sign in to 4 different devices using a single account and watch shows and movies simultaneously.
Disney Plus also has the group watch feature that lets users watch a movie with up to 6 friends or family members at a time. The host will have the ability to play, pause and skip through sections of the movie via their app.
Content that is played on Disney Plus is available in 4K with support for HDR as well as HDR10+. There’s even support for Dolby DTS and Atmos, but it depends on the program and movie and whether or not they support it.
Another fun feature of Disney Plus is that it comes with a special Kids profile that parents can use to restrict what kids watch online. The profile will restrict content to General and TV-7FV category which is safe for children to watch.
Finally, some of the latest movies that were shot using IMAX are available on Disney Plus in IMAX Enhanced playback which provides higher resolution, better quality and an overall great watching experience.
Disney Plus: List of Compatible Devices
Disney Plus is available on a wide range of devices from Mac’s and PC’s to iPhone’s, TV and more. Here are all the devices compatible with Disney Plus.
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android TV devices
- LG TV
- Xfinity X1 & Flex
- Chrome OS
- Windows PC
- Amazon Fire Tablets
- Android Phones & Tablets
- iPhone and iPad
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X
- Xbox Series S
How to Get a Disney Plus Free Trial?
Disney Plus discontinued their free trial program back in June 2020 which ran to commemorate the launch of the service in the market.
The Walt Disney company withdrew the program once they were able to surpass 42 million subscribers and realized that there’s no use for a free trial anymore.
As of now you can only get discounts or offers applied on subscriptions that can cut the overall cost in half. But we don’t see the free trial making a comeback anytime soon.
What Can I Watch on Disney Plus?
Right now you can watch over 500 movies, 15,000 episodes and over 50+ Disney Plus originals. The list is growing and each month new TV shows and movies are added to this already sizable lineup.
In November, Disney Plus will introduce the following TV shows and movies to their current catalog.
- Available November 2
- Airport Security, seasons 1-3
- Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog, season 2
- Critter Fixers: Country Vets, season 4
- Dino Ranch, season 2, 6 episodes
- Locked Up Abroad, season 3, 9 episodes, season 4, 3 episodes, seasons 5-11
- To Catch a Smuggler, seasons 1-3
- Donna Hay Christmas, Disney+ original premiere
- Available November 3
- Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Disney+ original premiere
- Available November 4
- The Gift
- Ocean’s Breath
- Saving Notre Dame
- Director by Night, Disney+ original premiere
- Marvel Studios Legends: “King T’challa,” “Princess Shuri,” and “The Dora Milaje,” Disney+ original premiere
- Available November 9
- Breakthrough, seasons 1-2
- Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Showdown, season 1
- The Lion Ranger, season 1
- World’s Deadliest, season 3
- The Montaners, Disney+ original 5-episode premiere
- Save Our Squad with David Beckham, Disney+ original season 1 premiere (all episodes streaming)
- The Tatami Time Machine Blues, Disney+ original season 1 premiere (all episodes streaming)
- Zootopia+ (shorts), Disney+ original premiere (all shorts streaming)
- Available November 11
- Eyewitness: D-Day
- Fire of Love
- Mary Poppins Returns (Sing-Along Version)
- Port Security: Hamburg
- Sea of Shadows
- Available November 16
- Atlas of Cursed Places, season 1
- Ice Road Rescue, season 6
- Minnie’s Bow-Toons: Party Palace Pals, season 2, 11 episodes
- Ultimate Survival WWII, season 1
- World’s Deadliest Snake, season 1
- Limitless with Chris Hemsworth, Disney+ original season 1 premiere (all episodes streaming)
- The Santa Clauses, Disney+ original 2-episode premiere
- Available November 18
- Game of Sharks
- Genoa Bridge Disaster
- Me & Mickey (Shorts), season 1, 20 episodes
- Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Diggity Dog, season 1
- Mickey Mousekersize, season 1
- Virus Hunters
- Best in Snow, Disney+ original premiere
- Disenchanted, Disney+ original premiere
- Mickey: The Story of a Mouse, Disney+ original premiere
- The Wonderful Autumn of Mickey Mouse, Disney+ original premiere
- Available November 20
- Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium, Disney+ original concert event
- Available November 23
- Egypt with the World’s Greatest Explorer, season 1
- Last of the Giants: Wild Fish, season 1
- Puppy Dog Pals, season 5, 2 episodes
- The Villains of Valley View, season 1, 4 episodes
- Witness to Disaster, season 1
- World’s Deadliest: Jaws and Sins, season 1
- Daddies On Request, Disney+ original premiere (all episodes streaming)
- Available November 25
- Heroes of the Sky: The Mighty Eighth Air Force, special
- Life and Death in Paradise: Crocs of the Caribbean, special
- The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Disney+ original premiere
- Available November 28
- Mickey Saves Christmas
- Available November 30
- Buried Secrets of WWII, season 1
- Firebuds, season 1, 3 episodes
- Spidey and His Amazing Friends, season 2, 4 episodes
- The Witch Doctor Will See You Now, season 1
- Willow, Disney+ original premiere
Can I download Disney Plus movies?
Yes, Disney Plus subscribers have the option to download shows and movies onto their device to watch at a later time while remaining offline. The downloads are accessible within the mobile app and unfortunately can’t be downloaded onto your computer or transferred to anyone else.
How to sign up for Disney Plus?
There are two ways to sign up for Disney Plus, one is by accessing the Disney Plus website and purchasing a subscription plan and the second is by accessing Hulu and buying into the Hulu Live TV plan which includes Disney Plus and ESPN+.
What is Disney+ Hotstar?
Disney+ Hotstar is a tie up between Disney and Star Network in India. The service provides subscribers with a wide range of regional Hotstar content as well as Live TV, sports and even access to Disney Plus movies and shows.