If you love a feel good Disney classic or a piece of Marvel action then Disney Plus could be for you. Here’s what you need to know about the next big streaming service.
It’s an on demand streaming service that’s free of adverts and brought to us by The Walt Disney Company.
It includes content from these Wonderful Worlds:
With its huge range of family entertainment, Disney+ rivals the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+.
Pay €89.90 upfront for the year or €8.99 per month to start streaming.
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.
You’ll get access to over 1,000 movies, series, and documentaries from: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star.
You’ll also be able to watch exclusive Disney+ originals including feature length films and short form content.
If the whole family want to watch content at the same time, you can stream any series or movie on up to four screens at once.
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 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.
To start watching and downloading content, you’ll need:
To find out whether your broadband is suitable for streaming, read our guide on the best broadband for streaming.
Once you’ve subscribed, you’ll be able to watch content from most internet enabled devices that stream video, for example:
You can also:
You’ll have access to over 200 avatars to choose from to personalise each family member’s profile.
There’s no free trial for Disney+ currently, but paying upfront for the year at €89.90 works out at €7.49 a month.
An Entertainment Membership with NOW is currently €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 and our dedicated Amazon 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.
How good value Disney+ is, depends on how much of the content you and your family will watch.
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 welcomed boost of content for the adult members of the family.
At just €89.90 for the year, it offers quite a low cost family entertainment option, and gives you access to exciting new content sooner.
So, if you’re looking for top quality entertainment for the whole family in one place, it’s certainly worth checking out the Disney+ streaming service.
Be aware that your Disney+ subscription will automatically renew at the end of the billing period if you don’t cancel.
Yes, it costs €8.99 a month which works out more expensive for the year by €17.98, compared with paying €89.90 upfront.
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 into your Disney+ account to start watching.
Disney+ isn’t included in any NOW TV Passes, you have to subscribe to Disney directly.
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.
Disney Life is being rebranded as Disney+ so if you’re currently a Disney Life customer, you’ll get communication from Disney about how to move your subscription over.
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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