Earlier this month, Disney announced the launch of its own app, Disney Plus, which will become available in November 2019. However, Disney Plus isn’t exactly like other streaming services; it’s basically an extension of the content you’re already getting through your cable provider—the only difference being that you can access it via an app instead of having to use your cable box. Here’s everything you need to know about Disney Plus and when you can expect to start streaming your favorite shows and movies.
Who Can Use Disney Plus
How to Use the Disney Plus. Disney has just announced that it will be releasing its own streaming service, Disney Plus, later in 2019. The service will be intended for use only by subscribers of either DIRECTV or DISH Network and will allow users to stream such hit films as Toy Story and Pirates of Caribbean. Those who use DIRECTV services can add on a subscription for an additional $5 per month while those who subscribe to DISH Networks can add on a subscription for $8 per month. The base price for a subscription is $6 per month but many users report that they were able to talk their provider into paying more than that.
Who Cannot Use Disney Plus
The new Disney plus app isn’t available to everyone, though it will eventually become available to most mobile devices. There are some restrictions for using Disney Plus—you can’t use it on your Windows PC, for example. (That said, you can still access content via computer via an Internet browser.) There are also several popular mobile platforms that aren’t supported by Disney Plus; at launch, there’s no word yet on when or if they might come onboard. For now, you won’t be able to watch your favorite shows on Android or Blackberry phones or tablets—nor can you use them to download videos for offline viewing.
How Much Does It Cost
Disney has not yet announced pricing for its Disney Plus app, but it’s likely to offer a tiered system similar to what other streaming services have adopted. What that means is that there will be various subscription options depending on how many screens you want to access programming on. For example, HBO’s cheapest plan, available just for PCs and laptops, runs $14.99 per month. Netflix charges an additional $2 if you want to stream on four different devices instead of two at a time. Hulu offers another option where users can watch programming on their mobile devices for free if they choose not to sign up for its live TV service.
How Do I Sign Up
Disney hasn’t shared a launch date for Disney+ yet, but it did announce in February that subscribers can preorder with a three-month free trial. Like most streaming apps, you can sign up on your smartphone or tablet by downloading and opening Disney+. It should take a few minutes to set up an account, during which time you’ll enter your name, password and email address. You’ll also select a four-digit pin number that will serve as a security measure should you forget your password. After that, there’s nothing left to do but to wait for its official release date. In other words: Keep your eyes peeled for more announcements from Disney as we move through 2019! We’ll keep you updated as more details are released!
How do I Watch on My TV
If you have a cable or satellite TV subscription, then you can watch Disney Plus on your television via whatever cable or satellite box you use to watch your TV. If you don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, then there are still options for watching Disney plus on your TV without getting a separate streaming service. Just pick up an Amazon Fire Stick and install it as if it were an Apple TV device. The Fire Stick is $39.99, which is cheaper than Apple TV and Roku and will enable you to access content from Disney and Hulu—as well as other streaming apps like Netflix and HBO Go/Now—without needing another device. The Disney app will work with Chromecast as well as.