Miscellaneous

Is Disney+ Really Worth Buying?

Buckle up Disney fans; Disney+ is finally here.

It’s been nearly one week since the new streaming platform launched and caused quite a stir. Although I originally said I would wait to try Disney+, I signed up the day it came out. Now I am nearing the end of the free trial period and am left to decide: Should I keep or cancel my Disney+ subscription?

Disney+ Home Screen

There are two ways to get Disney+:

  1. Subscribe to Disney+ for only $6.99 per month
  2. Get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month

Since I already have a Hulu account through a separate offer, I simply subscribed to Disney+ alone. Disney+ has nearly every Disney movie and TV show that you can think of including all the classic films in the vault and a collection of Disney channel originals. Due to prior agreements, some providers including Netflix and HBO still have rights to Disney movies that are not currently available on Disney+.

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Many people have criticized Disney+ for issues with buffering and other interruptions. I also experienced some buffering and received error messages that stopped my movie altogether. While these interruptions were an inconvenience, it did not greatly affect my viewing experience. However, Disney will have to fix these bugs immediately and have released statements saying they are working to address these issues.

I will admit; I have been hooked on Disney+ for the past week. Despite the buffering issues, I continue to turn on Disney+ and search through the huge catalog of movies and TV shows available on the platform. You may think Disney+ is just for children, but I can assure you it is not. The platform hosts content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic all in one place.

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As someone who has Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Disney+; there are so many options to choose from. Disney+ stacks up well against the competition in my opinion, especially if you are a true Disney fan. It always annoyed me that Disney kept a whole host of movies locked away in the “vault” and pawned them off during special releases. With Disney+ I can access all the movies in the vault and so much more.

Will I continue my Disney+ subscription? Absolutely.

Disney+ offers so much content that it will take much more than a week for me to cull through. I have thoroughly enjoyed the nostalgia I experienced while watching all my favorite childhood movies. From Disney Channel originals to princess movies and more; Disney+ has reignited my love for Disney. Don’t just take my word for it, get a 7-day free trial here.

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