Today is the day: The long-awaited Disney+ is here! It’s being released in the USA, Canada and The Netherlands today, next week in New Zealand and Australia and in March in even more countries like Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain. I have been able to use it for two months here in the Netherlands and in these two months, I have watched an entire series and about 20 movies. I have tested it extensively and here’s my verdict on Is it worth it?
Right after the release, I made a blog post about my first few days testing Disney+ and my conclusion was that Disney+ is amazing. It was missing a few features back then, features like skipping intros and a Samsung Smart TV app, but they fixed these.
The big pro about Disney+ is the huge collection. Not everything can be found there, but movies which I forgot even existed can be found! They’re still busy uploading its newest movies. Dumbo was released last week and Captain Marvel the week before, and today Avengers: Endgame.
The big question: Is Disney+ worth it?
There are a few reasons why you should take a subscription to Disney+ and why you shouldn’t. It has got to be worth paying the money for and I don’t think it’ll fit everybody. Answer these questions below and you should be able to make your decision whether to subscribe or not. My personal answer: YES!
Do you like Disney movies and series?
Obviously, it would be a waste of money if you would get Disney+ but you don’t even like Disney. It’s only worth the money if you are, even a tiny bit of, a Disney fan.
Do you have kids that like Disney?
If you don’t like Disney but if your kids might like it, I would definitely get Disney+. The kids won’t have another streaming service to watch Frozen, The Lion King or any other animated Disney movie. I wouldn’t buy DVD’s or Blu-Ray’s, they’re far much expensive than the huge collection of Disney movies available on Disney+.
Do you have enough free time?
If I’m in doubt whether to buy something or not, I ask myself the question if it’s worth it. If you don’t know if you have the time to watch a lot of Disney+ content, I really don’t know if it’s worth it.
Can you watch Disney+ on your TV?
It would be a waste of money if you’re only going to watch on your PC or mobile device. I’m not able to install an app on my Smart TV, but I can watch Disney+ on my TV through an HDMI cable. I don’t know if it’s a big deal for you guys, but I wouldn’t want Disney+ only on my laptop or mobile phone.
Are you excited for the new shows and series only available on Disney+?
If you are: Then HELL to the YES take that subscription! These shows will only be available on Disney+, so if you’re as excited as me to watch High School Musical: The Musical: The Series or maybe The Mandalorian or Loki (later next year): Subscribe right away!
Are you a Marvel fan?
Almost all Marvel movies and shows are available on Disney+. Phase 3 got closed off with Spiderman: Far from Home, but maybe you want to watch all those movies again or the upcoming shows like Loki or Vision and Wanda. They will be available on Disney+.
Are you a Star Wars fan?
Same thing goes for Star Wars. All the movies are on there, as well as Lego Star Wars, Star Wars shorts and some animated TV shows.
Please make your decision carefully. If it’s up to me: YES, Disney+ is worth it! I reckon that’s not the case for everybody. If you’re still in doubt, you can get a seven-day-trial. That will make your choice a whole lot easier.