Disney Plus has released in the UK. For just £5.99 a month or £59.99 per year, you can stream a vast archive of movies, as well as Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian.With Disney Plus, you can watch all the Star Wars, Disney, Marvel and The Simpsons you want. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s basically a Netflix-like streaming service, but focused on Disney-related and Disney-owned content. Here’s the full list of Disney Plus UK movies and TV shows that Disney released at launch, which will help you figure out if you want the service. New shows and movies are being added in the weeks after launch.
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The launch line-up was pretty decent, even compared to the existing libraries in the US and Australia. Now we’ve spent plenty of time with the app, too, we can see it retains the Disney US feature of explaining when content is coming to the service in the future. The Mandalorian’s first season is wrapping up on Disney Plus UK, and we know about a few movies coming later in 2020 to the service, like Frozen 2 and Artemis Fowl. Read on for more about that, as well as which devices are compatible with the Disney Plus streaming service. Subscribe here, at monthly or yearly tiers:
Below, we’ll talk you through everything we know about Disney Plus in the UK, including the price, compatible devices, free trial, shows, movies and more. You can also read our impressions of Disney Plus UK.
How to sign up to Disney Plus
To get Disney Plus, all you have to do is head to the Disney Plus website, create an account and enter your billing details to get started. With your login details to hand, you’ll then want to download Disney Plus onto the device of your choice, say a smartphone, smart TV, games console or tablet. Scroll down for a list of compatible devices. Not sure you want it yet? Head here to grab a 7-day free trial of Disney Plus. It’s easy to cancel if you don’t want to commit (here’s how you cancel Disney Plus).
Disney Plus UK 2020 movies: Artemis Fowl, Frozen 2 and Onward (hopefully)
With the launch out of the way, Disney Plus’s next big original release is Artemis Fowl, the Kenneth Branagh-directed movie based on Eoin Colfer’s popular book series. You’ll be able to stream that on Disney Plus UK on June 12, the same as other territories. The movie was originally scheduled for a cinematic release, but since all cinemas are closed, this is now a major Disney Plus exclusive.In terms of other big releases, Frozen 2 is coming to Disney Plus on July 17. And even though Onward released in the US in April 2020, it still has no release date on Disney Plus UK.Expect Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to come to Disney Plus this year, but probably not until deep into the summer.The original movie Secret Society of Second Born Royals comes to Disney this summer, too.
Disney Plus: UK price and subscription tiers explained
Disney Plus costs £59.99 for an annual subscription, or £5.99 per month. These are the two available tiers, and you can cancel at any time. Unlike in the US, where it’s bundled in with ESPN and Hulu, in the UK Disney Plus is a standalone service. Either tier gets you four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads with a maximum of 10 devices and the option to create seven profiles. In the US, you can gift a year of Disney Plus either digitally or in the form of physical cards, but no such option has been announced for the UK yet.
Disney Plus supports 4K and HDR streams
Disney Plus indeed supports 4K and HDR. When you’re in the app, head over to the ‘details’ tab of a given movie or show and you’ll see a section that says ‘available in the following formats’, which will explain if the content in question features 4K Ultra HD and HDR. You now have every Star Wars and Marvel movie to watch in 4K with HDR. Enjoy!
Disney Plus UK: compatible devices and apps
Disney Plus has launched on pretty much any device you can name in the UK, including mobile devices, games consoles, streaming media devices and smart TVs. You can take Disney Plus shows on the go, too, downloading as many movies and shows as you can fit on your device, as long as you have an active subscription and connect to the internet every 30 days. Disney Plus UK has launched on LG TVs, Sky Q, Apple TV, Roku streaming devices, Android (5.0 and later), iOS (11.0 and later), PS4, Xbox One, LG WebOS smart TVs, Samsung Tizen smart TVs, Google Chromecast and Amazon’s Fire range of streaming devices. One notable exception is the Nintendo Switch, which is still pretty poor at supporting streaming services. Phillips’ Android-based smart TVs support Disney Plus too. Your Samsung TV may be able to get Disney Plus, as well. Read our guide and discover if your TV can support it.
Disney Plus UK: shows and movies, including The Simpsons
Click to see the full list of Disney Plus UK movies and shows at launch, and see what you can stream right now. Every Star Wars movie minus The Rise of Skywalker is on there, as well as a near-complete list of Pixar movies and Marvel movies. You’ve also got 2019’s Aladdin and The Lion King movies on day one. Frozen 2, which just launched in the US, doesn’t arrive until 17 July in the UK according to the app. Looking for recommendations? Check out our list of the best Disney Plus TV shows and best Disney Plus movies. Star Wars series The Mandalorian is the clear highlight of Disney Plus originals. In the UK, all new episodes of original shows on Disney Plus will be released at 8am each Friday. Other originals include the live-action Lady and the Tramp, High School Musical: The Series, Encore!, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Togo, Diary of a Future President, Forky Asks a Question and The Imagineering Story.
Disney Plus app links: how to download Disney Plus
You should be able to search for and download Disney Plus on the device of your choice, but here are some app links if you’re having a bit of trouble.
Disney Plus: future shows and movies
In the future, Disney Plus is getting plenty of big exclusive shows. From the Marvel Cinematic Universe side of things, new shows include The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (August), WandaVision (November), Loki (2021), Hawkeye (2021) and animated show What If?. It’s possible these dates could be affected by the current global health crisis, although Disney hasn’t changed the dates yet. Further off, expect TV shows based on Moon Knight, Ms Marvel and She-Hulk. Unlike Marvel’s Netflix shows, too, these will canonically be part of the MCU, and feature actors crossing over between the movies and these TV series.Lucasfilm has a second season of The Mandalorian coming in October 2020, then further off it’s making shows featuring Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi and Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor from Rogue One. It’s likely you can expect recent Disney-associated movies like Pixar’s Onward, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil on there before the end of 2020. In the US, Onward arrives early on April 3. Hopefully we’ll see it in the UK before long.
Disney Plus works on Sky Q and Now TV is coming at a later date
Disney Plus has made a deal with Sky to host Disney Plus on its Sky Q platform at launch. That means you can watch Disney Plus as well as your other Sky content – it’ll just be added to your Sky bill. According to Pocket Lint, full integration into the Sky Q platform won’t come until April, but you can watch Disney Plus through an app on your Sky Q box.Disney Plus will be available on Now TV in the coming months, too.
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