Disney is making a big move with creating its own streaming platform called Disney plus. Entertainment industry giants will stream all things Disney and it will be the place to see Star Wars, Pixar movies, our favorite Marvel movies, Star Wars and National Geographic.
At Comic Con that was held in July Kevin Feige (Marvel Studios President) revealed that Disney Plus will be very important for all Marvel fans. The theatrical Marvel movies will be connected to original Disney plus series that includes story of Loki, Thor 4, Black Widow and many others. And Disney is investing big money into these originals, so we hope it will be worth us getting the subscription.
What is Disney+
Disney+ is a streaming platform that will be competitors to such well known platforms as Netflix, HBO Now and others. It is a paid subscription with no ads that will give its customers a wide library of Disney, Marvel, Pixar and other movies and also will release original series that you will only be able to access on their platforms. Just like Netflix.
One more good thing is that Disney is thinking on making a bundle of their other streaming platforms – HULU and ESPN Plus together with Disney + and making a discount when you get all of them.
When does Disney+ launch
In the US Disney Plus launches on November 12th, 2019.
Since the holiday season will be time for Disney to release a lot of big hits such as Frozen 2 or Star Wars, the release date (November) is strategically very good. Together with promoting their new platform they can promote their new releases.
November 12th is only the release date for US viewers. Even right now if you go to Disney Plus website you will need to be from US to access it. Talking about global release, Disney plans to release their streaming platform all around the globe during the period of 2 years.
How much will Disney+ cost
For now the estimated price for Disney plus is $7/month and $70 for a yearly plan. The price might increase a little bit if the services makes some advanced features, since the release date is still months from now it is hard to say the exact price for Disney. However it will surely be cheaper service than Netflix. Right now most popular plan of Netflix in America costs $13 for a month subscription, when you can connect 2 devices at one time. It is not known how many devices you will be able to connect to one Disney plus account for $7. We hope to hear some news on this soon.
Disney company has announced that people will be able to stream Disney plus on phones, computers, tablets, TVs and media boxes. Disney also talked about supporting Roku TVs, Playstation 4, chromecast, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Overall Disney plans to support almost every device to make their viewers streaming most comfortable.
Also a neat feature that Netflix also has and Disney already confirmed that they will too – streaming offline. Subscribers will be able to download movies and TV shows in order to view them offline.
How to watch Disney+ outside of US
As we already mentioned Disney + as soon as it launches will be accessible only for US viewers and maybe Canada ones. Other countries will have to wait, some even for two years, to be able to access the streaming platform. Which sounds unfair for the rest of the world. But there is always an option – VPN. Most of us knowns that VPN helps to bypass geo-restrictions and access for example different countries libraries on Netflix. VPNs should also work with bypassing Disney + geo-restrictions. So all you will need to do is get a good quality VPN that has fast servers in the United States, connect to them and enjoy the show.
Best VPN for streaming Disney+
There are few VPNs we recommend for streaming both Disney + or any other kind of streaming platform. They have fast servers, strong encryption and are able to bypass geo-restrictions.
Sufshark is a well built, high quality and security VPN with many fast servers in the United States, which will make it easy for you to watch Disney+ from any corner of the world. Surfshark also supports an unlimited number of devices, is user-friendly, has a 30-day money back guarantee and friendly, always working customer support, in order to you would need help setting it up or making it work with Disney streaming platform.
Monthly Subscription of Surfshark costs $1.99
NordVPN is the biggest VPN provider in the market, with the biggest number of servers, that are fast and secure. They also have fast servers in the United States, ensure 100% security and anonymity and 24/7 customer support for all users.
Monthly subscription of NordVPN costs $2.99
ExpressVPN is also one of the big guys in the VPN market that ensure absolute anonymity and fast service. They are known to have fast servers worldwide (and in the US of course), they are user-friendly and have a 30-day money back guarantee, so you can be safe to try it out, if you don’t like you can always return it. ExpressVPN is one of the most expensive ones in the market, but it is worth the money.
Monthly subscription of ExpressVPN costs $8.32
For more information about VPNs and how to use them with Disney+ head to r/DisneyPlusVPN subreddit.