Disney Plus has finally released in the UK, and for a pretty reasonable $5.99 a month, you can get it on the device of your choice.
With Disney Plus, you can watch all the Star Wars, Disney, Marvel and The Simpsons you can handle. Think of it like Netflix, but specifically on Disney and Disney-owned content such as Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and more. Here's a complete list of Disney Plus UK movies and series available since launch, which will help you figure out if you'd like the service.
- Sign up for a free 7-day Disney plus trial here
The line-up is pretty good, even compared to existing libraries in the US and Australia. Now we're stuck in the app, too, we can see that it keeps Disney to us with a feature explaining when content goes into service in the future. This is how we know Frozen 2 will be on Disney Plus UK on July 17, 2020, for example. We are not sure further what is on April 3rd in the US.
If you were hoping you'd watch every episode of the 'Star Wars' show on The Mandalorian at launch in the UK, the episodes have just begun'roll'. That's it, now you have three episodes of this wonderful show. And let's not underestimate how amazing it was with 30 seasons of The Simpsons available for streaming.
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Below, we'll talk to you through everything we know about Disney Plus after launch, including price, compatible devices, free trial, shows, movies, and more. You can also click here for our first impressions of Disney Plus UK.
Disney Plus UK Release Date: She's Live!
Disney Plus now living in the UK! You can start watching it right now.
How to sign up for Disney Plus
All you have to do is head in Disney plus website, create an account and enter your billing information to get started. With your login in hand, you then want to download Disney Plus to the device of your choice, say a smartphone, smart TV, game console or tablet. Scroll down for a list of compatible devices.
Not sure what else you want? Head here to grab the 7-day free trial of Disney Plus. It's easy to cancel if you don't want to commit (here's how you cancel Disney Plus).
Disney Plus App Links: How to Download Disney Plus
Below, we've added the app links we've found so far for the UK launch, and we'll add more as they become available.
- For Xbox
- Google Play
Disney plus: price and subscription levels explained
Disney costs plus £59,99 for an annual subscription, or £5.99 per month. These two levels are available and you can cancel at any time. Unlike the US where it's bundled with ESPN and Hulu, in the UK Disney Plus is a separate service.
Either step gets you four parallel streams, unlimited downloads from up to 10 devices and the ability to create seven profiles.
In the US, you can gift a year to Disney Plus either digitally or as a physical card, but no such option has been announced in the UK.
Disney Plus supports 4K and HDR streams
Disney Plus does support 4K and HDR. When you are in the app, head over to the 'details' of a given movie or show and you will see a section that says 'available in the following formats', which can be explained if the content is in 4K Ultra HD and HDR.
Now you have all Star Wars to watch in 4K with HDR. Enjoy!
Disney Plus UK: compatible devices and apps
Disney Plus has been launched on almost every device you can name in the UK, including mobile devices, game consoles, streaming media devices and smart TVs. You can pick up Disney Plus shows on the go, too, by downloading as many movies and shows as you can fit on your device as long as you have an active subscription and an internet connection every 30 days.
Disney Plus UK launched on LG TVs, Sky Matter, Apple TV, Roku streaming devices, Android (5.0 and up), iOS (11.0 and up), PS4, Xbox one, LG webOS smart TVs, Samsung smart TVs based on the Tizen platform, Google's Chromecast devices and Amazon's fire range of streaming devices.
One notable exception is the Nintendo Switch, which is still pretty poor on support for streaming services.
Phillips Android-based smart TVs support Disney is also a plus. Your Samsung TV can make Disney Plus as well. Read our guide and find out if your TV supports it.
Disney Plus UK: Shows and Movies Including The Simpsons
Click to see the full list of Disney plus UK movies and TV series at launch and see what's available to stream right now. Every Star Wars movie minus the rise of Skywalker is there, as well as an almost complete list of Pixar and Marvel movies. You also got 2019 Aladdin and the Lion King movies for one day. Frozen 2, which was unveiled in the US, won't arrive until July 17 in the UK according to the app.
Looking for recommendations? Check out our list of the best Disney Plus TV shows and the best Disney plus movies. The Star Wars series in The Mandalorian is the undoubted highlight of Disney Plus Originals. Episodes are released weekly and the first two are available now.
In the UK, all new episodes of the original show on Disney Plus will be released in 8 am every Friday. Expect a new episode for every Disney plus original show a week, with the exception of The Clone Wars, which will get two episodes a week before the show catches up with us.
Other originals include the live-action Lady and the Tramp, High School Musical Series, Encore!, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Facebook, Future Diary, The President, Fork Asks, and Story Making Up at Launch, too. Expect one episode for each original at launch.
Disney Plus: The Future of Shows and Movies
In the future, Disney plus becomes quite a big exclusive show. From the Marvel Cinematic Universe side of things, new exhibits include The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (August), WandaVision (November), Loki (2021), Hawkeye (2021) and the animated show What If?. Next, expect TV shows based on Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk. Unlike Netflix shows Marvel, too, it is canonical to be part of the microcontroller, as well as the characterization of the subjects, the transition between films and these series.
Not specified yet, but there is a second season of The Mandalorian coming in October 2020, then next it does a show starring Ewan McGregor Obi-Wan Kenobi and Diego Luna Endor Cassian from Rogue One.
It's likely that you can expect the latest Disney-related films like Pixar's next, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil to be there before the end of 2020. In the USA, England, arrives early April 3rd. Hopefully we'll see her in the UK before much longer.
Disney plus launched from the sky Q and now TV at a later date
Disney Plus made a deal with Sky to host Disney Plus on the Sky D platform at launch. This means you can watch Disney Plus as well as other heavenly content - it's easy to be added to SkyBill. According to Pocket Snack, full integration into the sky question platform won't come until April, but you can watch Disney Plus through the app on your sky-th window.
Disney Plus will be available on TV in the coming months too.
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