Review of Disney Plus: You’ll Probably Get More Out of Netflix


A few weeks ago, the new Disney streaming service launched. Competing with monsters like Netflix, Disney Plus has a lot to prove and live up to. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon have been the most popular and go-to services for years. They have always been reliable in providing some of our favorite TV. Disney of course wanted to hop in on this lucrative and large business. Fortunately, I have Verizon Unlimited, so I automatically get the service free for one year. I decided to try it out. The Disney Plus layout is a lot like Netflix: there are suggested shows, a “to watch” list, and personalized accounts. There are a lot of kids’ shows and family movies (as expected). You can find their new and also more classic productions. Predictably, there is little entertainment for young adult viewers. The Disney Plus library also just seems small in general. However, there are some amazing throwbacks like Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, and more. Additionally, the price of Disney Plus is unbeatable compared to Netflix. Disney Plus costs $6.99 per month while Netflix hits $12.99 per month for HD. Netflix prices have also been increasing significantly over the past couple of years due to such high consumer rates. Moreover, popular shows like The Office and Friends are leaving Netflix in the next year, but the service still holds the largest and most diverse library. In conclusion, services like Netflix provide a wider variety of TV and movies and target an older audience. Right now, Disney Plus is pretty limited until it launches some promised entertainment like the new Lizzie McGuire show.