Everything You Need to Know about Disney's New Streaming Service

Lizzie Mcguire. Camp Rock. High School Musical. These are just a few of the reboots and new releases that are coming this November to Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+. Pulling on the heartstrings of our childhood nostalgia, Disney is ready to compete with Netflix and Hulu, so here is everything you need to know about the new streaming service.

How much does it cost?

Disney+ offers several different ways to pay with the single streaming service costing $6.99 a month and the bundle of Disney, Hulu, and ESPN coming in at $12.99 a month. Disney also offers some discounts to their D23 members with a 3-year purchase of the streaming service. For comparison, Netflix’s basic plan comes in at $8.99 a month while the standard plan comes in at $12.99 a month. 


What shows will it have?

Perhaps the greatest strength Disney+ has is its content. Between the multitude of classic movies to all the new Disney Originals, the company is not messing around with the material we have yet to see. Also included in the streaming service will be remakes of classics such as Lady and the Tramp, new shows such as Wanda Vision, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and old favorites such as all 30 seasons of the Simpsons. Disney’s dominance in the movie and tv world is clearly seen in the vast array of options the streaming service will provide.

Any negatives?

The great streaming race is running rampant, and Disney+ is yet another

player in this game. Other popular companies such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, are all vying for your monthly payment, so how many streaming services you already have is something to consider before you rush to buy this one. On a college budget you might have to decide if you are willing to give up Stranger Things and The Great British Baking Show, so you can have Iron Man and Moana instead.