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Disney Plus Streaming Service Is Now Live: How To Sign Up, App Links And More

The Disney Plus streaming service has launched in the US, Canada and the Netherlands

Editor’s Note: We’ve included only a portion of the in-depth report from our sister site TechRadar. Click here for the complete article.

The Disney Plus streaming service – make that Disney+, if you want to be super official – has arrived in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands. The service has exceeded Disney’s expectations, causing outages and login for some users. But it’s here, and keen viewers have been diving into the deep treasure trove of content found on Disney Plus.

They’ve uncovered a few nice surprises, too. The original Star Wars trilogy is streaming in 4K with Dolby Vision, which is a really nice incentive to sign up to the service, even if they have inexplicably made more tweaks to the film itself.

Some users have tweeted their disappointment that classic episodes of The Simpsons, from before the HD era, are displaying in widescreen rather than the 4:3 aspect ratio that some hardcore fans would’ve preferred. The image appears to have been cropped to make it 16:9, which is similar to how FXX displayed the show on its own Simpsons app a few years ago. Hopefully it’ll be addressed, but hey, that’s still 30 seasons of great TV to enjoy.

Disney Plus has picked a perfect time to join the streaming market. As the likes of Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, and now Apple Plus have engaged in an arms race for exclusive and original content, Disney boasts a very clear focus to make it an essential purchase.

On Disney Plus, you’ll find Disney classics, Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and even 20th Century Fox content. All of these studios are creating exclusive content for the platform, too. Read on as we explain how to sign up to Disney Plus, exclusive shows to expect on the service, and where to download the Disney Plus app.

How to sign up to Disney Plus

You can sign up for Disney+ here. You can also sign up to a bundle that includes ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99 a month, saving you $5 on subscribing to the services separately.

Disney Plus itself has plenty of movies to watch from launch, and it’ll only get more as time goes on, but if you want adult entertainment, Hulu will end up being a valuable location for the more adult shows from Fox’s library. Likewise, ESPN+ is ideal for the sports lover in your life, assuming there is one, and not just a bunch of Star Wars and Marvel fans desperate to jump into that content.

That should be enough entertainment to keep you going for the time being, and more and more films will be added to Disney Plus over the coming months if you’d rather just opt for the basic package.

Disney Plus app links: start streaming on your device

Disney Plus is live, so it’s time to get streaming. The Disney Plus app has released on pretty much every major platform, and you can also stream through the Disney Plus website. Here are the links to Disney Plus apps across various platforms:

As you can see, Disney Plus has launched on pretty much every major platform. Disney confirmed the list of platforms that will support Disney Plus sometime before launch. It includes Apple TV, Roku streaming devices, Google Chromecast, iOS and Android, PS4 and Xbox One – as well as the Android TV platform that supports Nvidia Shield TV, Sony TVs, and Hisense TVs. Amazon’s Fire TV is also supported at launch. Search the app on your preferred device if it’s not linked above, and you should find it.

A while back, we heard about a planned Disney Plus app for Nintendo Switch – but at launch, no such app exists.

Disney Plus FAQ: quick questions answered

  • What is Disney Plus? Like Netflix, this is a streaming service, but it’s exclusively packed with Disney content.
  • When will Disney Plus launch? Disney Plus has already launched in the USA, Canada and the Netherlands. It’ll launch on November 19, 2019 in Australia and New Zealand, then March 31, 2020 in the UK and most of Europe.
  • What does Disney Plus cost? $6.99/month in the US (or $69.99 per year), $8.99 in Australia and Canada ($89.99 per year), $9.99 in New Zealand ($99.99 per year), and €6.99 in the Netherlands (€69.99 per year). No UK pricing has been announced.
  • Where can I find it? Disney Plus has launched on iOS, Android, Apple TV, PS4, Xbox One, Amazon’s devices, browsers, and Android TV.
  • Will Disney Plus beat Netflix? We pit Disney Plus vs Netflix to see who comes out on top, but there’s likely room for both in your streaming life.
  • What Disney Plus channels are there? There are no channels, as such, but there are five separate content hubs for Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic. It will also feature content from Fox, like The Simpsons.

Editor’s Note: We’ve included only a portion of the in-depth report from our sister site TechRadar. Click here for the complete article.

See also: Disney Plus will be on Amazon Fire TV (and Fire tablets) after all