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Is Disney Plus in Ireland worth it?

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 popular streaming service in Ireland.

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:

  • Disney
  • Pixar
  • Marvel
  • Star Wars
  • National Geographic
  • Star

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:

  • Watch from up to four devices at once
  • Do unlimited downloads on up to ten devices
  • Create up to seven account profiles for the family
  • Host virtual viewing parties for up to 5 friends with Groupwatch

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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:

  • Star Wars latest releases Andor, The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian
  • Pinocchio, Raya the Last Dragon, Frozen II and Mulan from Disney
  • She Hulk, The Falcon, Loki, Thor Love & Thunder and Wanda Vision from Marvel
  • Lightyear, Luca, Monsters at Work and Soul from Pixar
  • The world according to Jeff Goldblum and Gordon Ramsey: Unchartered from National Geographic
  • Family Guy, The Walking Dead and Nomadland from Star

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

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.

For around €100 per 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 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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