Disney+ Review 2023: Everything You Need To Know

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It didn’t take long for Disney+ to become one of the top video streaming services on the market in 2023.

The “happiest company on Earth” launched the popular streaming service in late 2019 and quickly became one of Netflix’s top rivals.

The service includes all the Disney classics — along with popular content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. It also includes quite a bit of new original content and never-before-seen content as well.

But in a crowded streaming marketplace, does this subscription belong on your list of monthly bills? Team Clark has tested this service and gathered all of the particulars to help you make an informed decision.


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How Much Does a Disney+ Subscription Cost?

Disney has diversified the options for obtaining a subscription to its streaming service in 2023.

You can pay for it monthly or annually, with commercials or without them, and you can choose to buy it as a standalone product or bundle it with other streaming services for combined savings. Decisions, decisions.

Disney+ Standalone Subscription

If you want Disney+ and nothing else, you have a few options. First, you must decide if you want to enjoy your streaming without commercial interruption, or if you’re willing to watch some ads to save a few bucks per month.

You’ll have the opportunity to save some cash by making an annual commitment for the ad-free product.

Monthly SubscriptionAnnual Subscription
Disney+ (ad-supported)$7.99N/A
Disney+ (ad-free)$10.99$109.99

There is no free trial. Disney offered a seven-day free trial for users to try out the service upon its release, but that option went away back in 2020.


Bundling Disney+ With Other Services

If you’re a serious streamer who wants an even better deal, you may find that bundling Disney+ with other streaming services is your best path forward.

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The Disney Bundle

If you’re a serious streamer who wants an even better deal, you may find that bundling Disney+ with other streaming services is your best path forward.

The Disney Bundle is a popular product that offers you a chance to enjoy Hulu’s on-demand service and the ESPN+ streaming service along with Disney+.

Monthly SubscriptionSubscriptions Included
Disney Bundle Duo Basic$9.99Disney+ and Hulu on-demand (both with ads)
Disney Bundle Trio Basic$12.99Disney+, Hulu on-demand, ESPN+ (all with ads)
Disney Bundle Trio Premium$19.99Disney+ (no ads), Hulu (no ads), ESPN+ (with ads)

Hulu + Live TV Bundle

If you’re a Disney fan who still wants the convenience of live TV streaming in your life, you may want to consider Hulu + Live TV.

Hulu + Live TV subscribers now receive access to Disney+, ESPN+ and the Hulu on-demand library as a part of their $70 base subscription price. If you want to receive the ad-free versions of Disney+ and Hulu, you’ll have to pay $83 per month.

Verizon Deal

Many Verizon wireless customers are eligible to receive Disney+ at no additional cost.

Holders of the following plans receive Disney+ for free:

  • Play More Unlimited
  • Get More Unlimited

Holders of the following plans receive a 6-month free trial of Disney+:

  • Start Unlimited
  • Do More Unlimited

So if you’re looking to make changes to your cell phone provider, this could be an enticing option.


How Can I Watch Disney+?

This streaming service is available via smart TVs, phones, laptops, tablets and gaming consoles. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the popular devices you can use to stream Disney+:

  • Amazon devices
  • Apple TV
  • Apple iPhone and iPad
  • Android devices
  • Google Chromecast
  • LG smart TVs
  • PlayStation gaming consoles
  • Roku devices
  • Samsung devices
  • Vizio smart TVs
  • XBox gaming consoles
  • Xfinity devices

You can review a complete list of supported devices here.

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How Many People Can Use a Disney+ Account?

Since Disney produces content that appeals to all ages, it’s likely that pretty much any household will be interested in tuning into this service. Disney seems to have kept that in mind with what many would consider a pretty generous setup for a $7.99 subscription.

Disney+ subscribers are able to:

  • Stream on as many as four devices at once
  • Set up as many as seven user accounts within one subscription
  • Make unlimited downloaded content available for offline consumption on up to 10 devices

You can quickly do the math on how that plan could be shared generously within a household.


What Movies and TV Shows Are Available On Disney+?

If you have a little more than three hours of spare time on your hands, you could watch this video that Disney released that highlights “basically everything” that was made available on Disney+ upon its release.

Needless to say, it’s a whole bunch of content. We won’t even attempt to list all of it (that’d ruin the fun, anyway), but we will hit some highlights of popular movies and shows you can watch on Disney+.

Animated Movies

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Pinocchio
  • Cars
  • The Lion King
  • Toy Story
  • Moana
  • Aladdin
  • Finding Nemo
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Frozen and Frozen II
  • Pocahontas

Popular Movie Titles

  • Entire Star Wars series
  • Entire Marvel universe movie collection
  • The Rookie
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Mary Poppins
  • Saving Mr. Banks

Cartoons

  • The Simpsons (all 30 seasons)
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • DuckTales
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Classic Mickey Mouse and Friends
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Puppy Dog Pals
  • The Lion Guard
  • Tangled: The Series
  • My Friends Tigger and Pooh

Disney also has decided to use the platform for the digital release of select movies. This sometimes includes making them available the same day they hit the silver screen in movie theaters.

For example, Disney released Pixar’s Onward on Disney+ back in 2020.

And if you have kids, you probably have heard about the smash animated hit Encanto in 2022. That movie, which features the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” is available to stream on Disney+.

Disney also has chosen to branch out into live theater with the addition of the smash-hit Broadway production of Hamilton for all subscribers.

One of the most popular features recently added to Disney+ is Group Watch. This allows users in different households to sync the stream of a movie or show on Disney+ and interact with one another in real-time.

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Disney says a GroupWatch cannot exceed seven participants or four streams from the same account.


Is There Original Content on Disney+?

In a relatively short period of time, Disney has put out a number of original releases to keep subscribers on board for things beyond the classics.

So far, Disney has released original content in the form of new series, films, documentaries and short-form content. That includes some exciting new projects for fans of the popular Star Wars and Marvel series.

The original content collection includes the following as a few examples:

Here’s a look at the trailer for The Mandalorian series, which took the internet by storm with its portrayal of “Baby Yoda.”

You can watch for new announcements about Disney+ original content here.


Final Thoughts on Disney+

Any household with young children is likely to give this Disney+ offering a long look, and I suspect that families may try the Disney Bundle as a bargain monthly home entertainment bill.

But there’s plenty here for adults, too. Access to the Star Wars and Marvel universes likely will be worth the investment for fans of those products.

It’s hard to not recommend at least checking this service out for $7.99 to see if it is something your household enjoys.

And if you do check it out, let us know what you think in the Clark.com Community!

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