Variety’s Senior Silicon Valley Correspondent Janko Roettgers breaks down Disney Plus, the streaming service from Disney that features everything from Marvel movies to National Geographic to the Star Wars TV series, “The Mandalorian.”
Disney Plus is nostalgia all in one place. Whether its things from your youth, your parent’s youth or even your grandparent’s youth, Disney has a plethora of content ranging from Mickey to Pixar to Star Wars to Marvel Studios. Disney has a massive catalog of films and television series from over the past couple of decades. Combine that with their recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox, that young streaming service has almost half of the content you will see on Netflix.
Now the streaming service has encountered some bugs in its first two days. Glitches, buffering issues, and miscategorized content has plagued the service. Many people who bought the service just to watch the Star Wars show, The Mandalorian, were left looking at a black screen for hours on end.
Luckily, I didn’t encounter any problems viewing content whether it was one my iPhone or my Amazon Fire TV.
With that said, Disney Plus streaming service is a steal at only 6.99 a month. If you want to bundle it with ESPN and Hulu it’s only 12.99 a month which is still cheaper than WarnerMedia’s upcoming HBO Max (currently priced at 17.99, with the single streaming service only.)
It doesn’t matter if you are a kid, teen, young adult, or senior, Disney Plus has something for everyone. I don’t think they will have Netflix beat initially but as the Disney Plus library continues to grow with new content it should have HBO Max, who is mostly only boasting about the fact they have old favorites like Friends, Sopranos, and Game of Thrones, second-guessing not just their price point but also if maybe they should push their release date back until they can generate more new content.