By Mya Tauber
On November 12th, Disney Plus was released, and the majority of students cannot wait to watch their favorite childhood movies and TV shows. It is currently the most anticipated streaming source of the year.
Disney Plus is a streaming video service owned by Disney that is very similar to services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. According to CNET, The service is only $6.99 a month ($70 a year) for access to around 500 movies and 7,500 TV shows. This platform has inspired nostalgia and gained over 100 million purchasers on launch day alone. However, despite its popularity, with this flood of users it was inevitable for the service to encounter technical problems. The article on CNET also states that, “Disney Plus’ initial service failures included delays in loading content, login issues and pieces of content disappearing.” Yet, despite the few initial hiccups, Disney Plus’ problems have significantly decreased and the functionality of the service have seemed to improve greatly.
Disney Plus offers Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and even some 20th Century Fox movies and TV shows. The options include programs like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Star Wars: A New Hope, to Incredibles 2 and Avengers: Endgame. They also have a multitude of different TV series, such as Life Below Zero and The Simpsons, along with Disney Channel originals, such as Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place. Additionally, they have TV shows that will stream exclusively on Disney Plus, such as The Mandalorian and High School Musical: The Series.
Byram Hills freshman, Ella Javorsky comments that, “Disney Plus offers a variety of shows and movies that bring back memories, and allow me to reminisce on my interests as a child.” Just as Ella points out, many of these TV shows and movies bring us down memory lane, back to our childhood. Overall, Disney Plus has amazing content from the past and present, and it is affordable.