Disney Plus Review

Get to know Disney+ pros and cons to see if the TV streaming service is for you.

Hedy Phillips
The Mandalorian and Grogu

Pedro Pascal with Grogu in 'The Mandalorian'


Disney+ has grown into one of the most popular streaming services. Not only do subscribers get access to all of Disney's best movies and shows from across the decades, but they also get access to franchises and brands under its umbrella, including Lucasfilm (Star Wars), Marvel Studios, National Geographic, and Pixar Animation Studios.

Simply stated, a Disney+ membership gets you access to some of the biggest Disney+ movies and shows out right now. If you're a movie buff and pop culture lover, Disney+ might be just for you. Ahead, we'll take a closer look at the Disney+ cost, what you can stream, and more.

Disney+ Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
  • Access to every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie and show
  • Access to every Star Wars movie and show
  • Access to many Disney classic TV shows and movies

  • Less variety when compared to other streaming services including Netflix or HBO Max
  • Not every Disney show and movie is listed
  • Not every Fox classic is available to watch

Disney+ compared to other TV streaming services

Disney PlusHBO MaxNetflixApple TV+
Starting monthly price $8/mo.$10/mo.$10/mo.$5/mo.
Free trial length nonenone30 days30 days

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*Streaming service package information accurate as of 7/28/2022.

Just about every major movie coming out these days is made by Disney, so, if you want to see the latest blockbusters, a Disney+ subscription makes a lot of sense. With its acquisition of Fox, there are even more movies to choose from. 

How much does Disney+ cost?

So how much is Disney+? The Disney+ price is $8/mo. You can also pay for a yearly subscription for $80 and save $16/yr. There is no Disney+ free trial, but you can always subscribe for one month and cancel if you decide it's not the streaming service for you.

Disney+ and add-ons

If you're a fan of Hulu and ESPN+, you can purchase the Disney Bundle to get all three services together.

  • Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ bundle: for only $14/mo. you get all three streaming services. 

  • Disney+, Hulu (No Ads), and ESPN+: If you like Hulu and are willing to pay extra to remove the ads, then the bundled price rises to $20/mo.

  • Disney+, Hulu + Live TV, and ESPN+: Cut your cable cord entirely by getting Hulu Live with your Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ bundle. Hulu Live comes with more than 85 channels for $70/mo. 

  • Disney+, Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV, and ESPN+: If you want the whole kit and caboodle, then it goes for $76/mo. to remove ads from Hulu's on-demand library altogether.

Disney+ features

The Walt Disney streaming service has three great reasons you should consider a monthly subscription. 

A vast library of on-demand Disney films
While everything Disney has ever made is not featured on Disney+, a lot of it is. If you're looking for your favorite animated films, you'll likely find them on the streaming service. These include such classics as:

For years Disney would only release these movies to be sold periodically. For many viewers, the ability to watch such family wholesome entertainment whenever you want is worth the monthly price all by itself. 

Comes with Marvel Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and National Geographic titles
Are you a Marvel Cinematic Universe fan? A Disney+ subscription gets you access to nearly every Marvel movie made, which means every Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America movie comes with a Disney+ membership.

Additionally, Disney+ has been adding Marvel TV shows to its lineup, too. Shows including WandaVisionThe Falcon and the Winter SoldierLoki, and What If...? are all adding and expanding the MCU. 

Love the Star Wars franchise? Then you'll have access to all nine of the Star Wars Skywalker Saga films, as well as Solo and Rogue One. Then there are the TV shows to consider, which are also on the Disney streaming service, including:

But there are also a host of other Star Wars shows, including The MandalorianThe Book of Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi — which takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. In fact, both Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprising their roles as Kenobi and Darth Vader, respectively. 

Meanwhile, there's National Geographic and Pixar to consider. National Geographic has a plethora of documentaries and TV shows on Disney+, including The World According to Jeff GoldblumGordon Ramsay: Uncharted, and The Incredible Dr. Pol. Likewise, Pixar brings its own collection of great titles, including Turning RedOnwardLucaToy StoryThe Incredibles, and more. 

Includes many 20th Century Fox movies and TV shows
Movies from Home AloneAvatarThe Sandlot, and Ice Age, to The Sound of Music can now all be streamed on Disney+. Though they're not officially MCU titles, you can also watch all of the X-Men movies that Fox made over the years, including X-Men, X2: X-Men UnitedX-Men Origins: Wolverine, and more.

Perhaps the best part of this merger, however, is that you can now stream every single episode of The Simpsons on Disney+. This means you can watch more than 600 available episodes.

Disney+ supported devices

You can watch Disney+ on virtually every device these days (with the exception of the Nintendo Switch). So if you want to watch it on your Smart TV, Android, or iOS device, you won't have any problem. You can also watch it on your web browser if it's up to date. 

Here's a full list of every Disney+ supported device:

  • Amazon Fire Tablet
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV (Google TV)
  • Apple iPad
  • Apple iPhone
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • LG WebOS Smart TVs
  • Panasonic Smart TV
  • Playstation
  • Roku
  • Samsung Tizen Smart TVs
  • Vizio Smart TV
  • Xbox
  • Xfinity Flex and X1 TV Box

Is Disney+ worth it?

The Disney+ streaming service is well worth its price if you are a fan of classic Disney and Pixar movies. But if you are also a fan of Marvel and Star Wars movies, then the choice is crystal clear.