The launch of Disney+

If you grew up in the 80s and 90s you’ll remember the days of watching your fave Disney films on a tape cassette via a VHS (Video Home System).

Streaming has become widespread across the world and is now one of the preferred ways to catch up on your beloved soap operas, films, music and tv series.

On the 24th March, Disney+ will be launched in the UK. This streaming service is already available in Canada and the US where its rocketed with popularity since its release back in November.

Disney+ will replace DisneyLife in the UK and Ireland. If you want to subscribe to Disney+ it will cost you £59.99 per year or £5.99 if you choose to pay monthly. This price falls in line with the cost of Netflix’s basic plan, £5.99 per month, however it’s still marginally higher than the current cost of DisneyLife, which costs under £1 per month!

When Disney+ becomes available in the UK it will also be accessible in other countries including France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Ireland.

In 2015 DisneyLife came out offering access to a collection of Disney films and cartoons with the exclusion of Marvel movies, Star Wars films and environmental documentaries.

Last year Disney bought 21st Century Fox. In the US The Simpsons is included within the Disney+ package, however it’s unknown if this will be offered to UK customers too.

One of the perks to Disney+ is that some content will be available to view in 4K.

For those who enjoyed accessing eBooks and music with DisneyLife, unfortunately this service will not be included in the new package.

It’s thought that the release date of Disney+ has been brought forwards due to concerns over piracy. Perhaps Disney Execs hope to restrict the piracy of shows such as The Mandalorian.

There’s various steaming services available such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Sky Go.

Streaming has really taken off over the last decade and we can only expect to see further companies offering these packages to customers as tech evolves.

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