In 2020, Disney launched a new streaming service called Disney+ (Disney Plus) where you can enjoy beloved movies, series and shorts.
Don't be fooled into thinking you'll only be able to watch Disney TV shows and films on Disney Plus - you'll also be able to watch National Geographic, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and more!
You wouldn’t believe the extensive library of entertainment available on Disney Plus.
Here's everything there is to know about Disney Plus, from how to sign up, where to watch, and what to watch...
What is Disney Plus?
Disney Plus is a streaming service stuffed with Disney-owned TV and film content. Just the same as with Netflix, Amazon Prime and NOW TV, you can access content via your smart TV, set top box or smartphone in return for a monthly subscription.
As well as its impressive portfolio of films and TV shows, Disney Plus also features original content created exclusively for the streaming platform.
How much does Disney Plus cost?
You can subscribe to Disney Plus for a very reasonable £5.99 per month. To put that into perspective, it’s £3 a month cheaper than Netflix and £2 cheaper than NOW TV’s Entertainment Pass.
Alternatively, you can subscribe for a whole year by paying £59.99 upfront. That’ll save you £11.89 over the course of the year.
Disney Plus used to offer a 7-day free trial, but discontinued it earlier in 2020.
How to watch Disney Plus on NOW TV
Disney Plus is now available to watch via the NOW TV app. All you need to do is sign up for Disney Plus which you can do here.
- Once you signed up, head to the homepage of NOW TV .
- On the menu on the left, find the app store.
- If you can't spot the Disney Plus app in the app store, scroll down to search for it manually, typing in Disney Plus.
- Select and click on the Disney Plus icon to download it.
- Once you've downloaded the app, you should be able to find it on the 'My apps' section of the NOW TV homepage.
Other ways to watch Disney Plus
• Directly via your web browser.
• The Disney Plus app which is available on most Apple and Android devices.
• Most Smart TVs, including Samsung and LG smart TVs.
• Chromecast to any TV with an HDMI port.
• Apple TV or Android TV
• Games consoles such as Xbox One and PlayStation 4 should include the ability to stream Disney Plus, however not Nintendo Switch at the time of launch, unfortunately.
• Sky Q set-top boxes will include access to Disney Plus alongside other streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Whether you pay monthly or annually, a Disney Plus subscription allows you to stream to four devices simultaneously with unlimited downloads on a maximum of 10 nominated devices. That means your kids can watch it on their tablets or phones, while you catch up on The Mandalorian, all at the same time. So no more arguing over whether you're all going to watch Frozen for the hundredth time.
All of the content on Disney Plus is family-friendly, however that will soon vary in countries that get Disney Plus Star, which unlocks the option for broader entertainment options – including more movies.
What is Disney Plus Star?
Disney Plus Star launches outside the US in territories like Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada on February 23. Unlike the US, which has Hulu, this means you can enjoy broader entertainment offerings from Disney's many production silos – including FX, 20th Century Fox and ABC.
Territories that get Star will experience a light price rise when it launches.
The entire list of titles has yet to be revealed, and will vary depending on region, but the UK is getting TV shows like Lost, Prison Break and Atlanta at launch. Originals include the shows Love, Victor and Big Sky.
What series and films are available via Disney Plus?
Disney Plus is the home for a large back library of content from Disney, both TV shows and movies. This includes Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Star Wars, National Geographic, and even some content from its recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox.
Popping on a classic film isn’t just for the grandkids, it’s an incredible nostalgia moment for you too. It’ll take you back to when you were a child or bringing up your kids. These loving memories are just as magical as the films themselves. Expect everything from the groundbreaking animation feature Fantasia to the incredibly charming love story Lady and the Tramp.
With National Geographic TV you can expect wildlife explorations, world documentaries, heart-warming animal stories and much more.
What to watch on Disney+
National Geographic Movies on Disney Plus
• Atlantis Rising
• Diana: In Her Own Words
• Expedition Mars: Spirit & Opportunity
• Free Solo
• Into The Grand Canyon
• Kingdom Of The Blue Whale
• Miracle Landing On The Hudson
• Paris To Pittsburgh
• National Geographic Series
• Brain Games
• Great Migrations
• The Incredible Dr. Pol
• Origins: The Journey Of Humankind
• Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue
• National Geographic Specials
• Bizarre Dinosaurs
• Earth Live
• Giants Of The Deep Blue
• Mars: Inside Spacex
• Secrets Of Christ's Tomb: Explorer Special
• Stonehenge Decoded: Secrets Revealed
• The Lost Tomb Of Alexander The Great
• Titanic: 20 Years Later With James Cameron
• Winged Seduction: Birds Of Paradise
• World's Greatest Dogs
Classic Disney and Pixar Movies on Disney Plus
• Finding Dory
• Finding Nemo
• The Incredibles
• Monsters, Inc.
• Toy Story 1, 2, 3, 4
• 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
• Bedknobs And Broomsticks
• Big Hero 6
• Cool Runnings
• Herbie Rides Again
• Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
• The Incredible Journey
• The Jungle Book
• Lady And The Tramp
• Mary Poppins
• One Hundred And One Dalmatians
• Pete's Dragon
• That Darn Cat!
Other Movies on Disney Plus
• Ice Age
• Mrs. Doubtfire
• Swiss Family Robinson
• The Sound Of Music
• Three Men And A Baby
• Three Men And A Little Lady
• Turner & Hooch
• While You Were Sleeping
• Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Disney Plus movies: what's new in 2021
These are the major movies coming to Disney Plus throughout 2021 and beyond:
• Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney Plus Premier Access): March 5, 2021
• Disenchanted: TBA
• Sister Act 3: TBA
• Peter Pan & Wendy: TBA
• Pinocchio (live-action): TBA
• A Droid Story: TBA
• Chip 'N' Dale: Rescue Rangers: TBA
• Cheaper By The Dozen (reimagining): 2022
• Flora and Ulysses: February 19, 2021
• Safety: TBA
• Three Men and a Baby: 2022
• Hocus Pocus 2: TBA
• The Jungle Book (2016): May 30, 2021
• The Lone Ranger: April 30, 2021
• Tomorrowland: September 1, 2021
TV shows coming up on Disney Plus in 2021 and beyond:
• WandaVision – January 15, 2021
• The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – March 19, 2021
• Loki – May 2021
• What If...? – Summer 2021
• Hawkeye – Late 2021
• The Book of Boba Fett: December 2021
• Lando Calrissian series – TBA
• Star Wars: The Acolyte – TBA
• Star Wars: Visions – 2021
• Star Wars: Ahsoka – TBA
• Rangers of the New Republic – TBA
• Star Wars: Andor – 2022
• Secret Invasion – TBC
• Armor Wars – TBC
• Ironheart –TBC
• She-Hulk – TBC
• Moon Knight – TBC
• Ms. Marvel – Late 2021
• Cars – Late 2022
• Dug Days – Late 2021
• Iwájú – 2022
• Baymax – 2022
• Zootopia+ – 2022
• Tiana – 2022
• Moana – 2023
• Earthkeepers – TBC
• (Re) Connect – TBC
• Ink & Paint – TBC
• Star Wars: The Bad Batch – TBC 2021
• Monsters at Work – Spring 2021
• Turner and Hooch series – TBC
• Beauty and the Beast Gaston and LeFou spin-off – TBC
• The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – 2021
• Obi-Wan Kenobi – TBC
• Star Wars TV series created by Leslye Headland – TBC
• Willow TV series – 2022
• Percy Jackson TV series – TBC
• National Treasure TV series – TBC