What’s to know about Disney+?

The Walt Disney Company, owner of the happiest place on earth, came out with a streaming service.


Grace Mercer

Examples of the variety of channels provide including shows and movies on Disney+

Grace Mercer, Staff Reporter

Disney+ is an American subscription video on-demand streaming service owned and operated by the Direct-to-Consumer & International division of The Walt Disney Company. The service mainly distributes films and television series produced by The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Television, with particular attention to advertising content from the brands of Disney’s Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, and Star Wars.

Disney+ focuses on family oriented entertainment and does not feature R-rated films or TV-MA rated programming.Though it doesn’t have as many movies or television shows as Netflix, Disney+ is the exclusive streaming home of a significant chunk of Disney’s massive archive of content.

“I live with my five younger siblings. Let’s just say that Disney+ helps get them under control and even gets my attention to watch the show playing,” Kiley Truskey (‘22) said.

Many users experienced problems connecting to the new streaming service. Users have reported broken images, categories that refused to load, and other problems getting Disney+’s shows and movies to play.

Disney+ debuted on November 12, 2019 in Canada, the United States, and the Netherlands. The service was expanded to Australia, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico, a week later, and will be expanded to select European countries in March 2020. Further expansions are planned for Europe and Latin America in late 2020 through 2021, as Disney’s international streaming distribution deals with competing services expire.

Upon launch, the service was met with positive reception to its content library, though was criticized for technical problems. On its first day of operation, Disney+ earned 10 million subscribers and continues to gain more as it improves.