Should you get Disney Plus in Ireland?
If you love a feel good Disney classic or a piece of Marvel action then Disney+ could be for you. Here’s what you need to know about the next big streaming service.
What is Disney Plus?
It’s an on demand streaming service that’s free of adverts and brought to you by The Walt Disney Company. With a huge range of family entertainment, Disney+ now rivals Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+.
It includes content from these Wonderful Worlds:
- Star Wars
- National Geographic
How much does it cost?
Disney+ Ireland costs €89.90 a year or €8.99 a month so it’s cheaper to pay upfront if you can. You’ll save €17.98 by paying annually, which is the equivalent of getting two months free.
Subscribe to Disney+ Ireland
Pay €89.90 upfront for the year or €8.99 per month to start streaming.
What’s included in the price?
Access to 1,000 movies, TV series, and documentaries from family favourites: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. You can also watch exclusive Disney+ originals and get free access to Star for more adult-orientated content.
Stream blockbusters with 4K UHD, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support on compatible devices at no extra cost.
You can also:
What movies and TV shows can you watch on Disney+?
There will be classics like The Lion King and Grey’s Anatomy at your fingertips, as well as a range of new content like:
What is Star?
Star is the latest channel to join Disney Plus, and it brings you TV series, movies and new originals.
Its content is geared towards adults, allowing you to binge on series like 24, Prison Break and The X Files, and movies like Die Hard and Grosse Pointe Blank.
Due to its more adult-themed content, you’ll need to check you have the right parental controls set up for your kids, and ensure you can access the higher rated shows.
What do you need to get started?
To start watching and downloading content, you’ll need:
- A reliable broadband service with a speed over 3Mbps or 25Mbps for Full HD
- Enough data and storage for downloading movies to watch without internet connection
Read our guide about the best broadband for streaming to learn more.
Once you’ve signed up you’ll be able to watch content from most internet-enabled devices that stream video, for example:
- Smart phones, tablets and laptops
- Smart TVs
- Streaming media players
- Games consoles
How does it compare to other streaming services?
The price is €8.99 per month, but paying upfront for the year at €89.90 works out at €7.49 a month.
In comparison, an Entertainment Membership with NOW formerly Now TV is usually around €15.00 per month. There’s more flexibility with a cancel-anytime policy and the choice of TV and movies is wider.
Amazon Prime Video costs £5.99 (around €6.99) a month for a huge range of past and present movies and box sets. Our Amazon Prime guide outlines what it includes to help you compare the two services.
You can also check out our TV streaming guide, which looks at the best streaming services available in Ireland.
Is Disney+ worth getting?
It depends on what you and your family like to watch and how often.
Even if you’re not the biggest Disney fan, there’s loads of content to enjoy on the other channels, including Star, which brings a wider range of content for adults.
At just €89.90 for the year, it offers quite a low-cost family entertainment option and gives you early access to exciting new content from Star Wars, Marvel and Disney.
Bottom line is if you’re looking for top-quality entertainment for the whole family in one place, it’s certainly worth checking out the Disney+.
Be aware that your Disney+ subscription will automatically renew at the end of the billing period if you don’t cancel.
Disney Plus FAQs
Can I pay for Disney Plus monthly?
Yes, Disneyplus costs €8.99 a month which works out more expensive for the year by €17.98, compared with paying €89.90 upfront.
Can I watch Disney+ on my NOW TV smart stick?
Yes. You’ll need to buy Disney+ direct from Disney first. Then, you can download the app from the NOW TV device App Store and sign in to your Disney+ account to start watching.
Disney+ isn’t included in any NOW TV Passes, you have to subscribe to Disney directly.
How do I cancel my Disney Plus subscription?
You can cancel any time before the end of the billing period and you’ll continue to receive the service until then too. You won’t get a refund for any unused days in a billing period.
If you don’t cancel before the end of the billing period, your subscription will automatically renew and payment will be taken from the card you have registered.
Here are full cancellation terms including how to cancel.
When did Disney Plus launch in Ireland?
Disney+ launched in Ireland on 24 March 2020.
It was also rolled out in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland on the same day.
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