Disney+: An Overview

Ally Crosby, Staff Writer

Disney+ is a video streaming app owned by Disney. The site launched on November 12th, 2019, and earned 10 million subscribers merely a day after opening.

Disney+ launched first in Canada, the United States, and the Netherlands, but Australia, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico got their own edition soon after. More expansions are said to come in the European and Latin American countries. 

Eighth grader Gabby Barrios says, “It’s amazing. It has almost all of the Disney movies and since I was literally at Disneyland every weekend from the time I was two, it’s great!” 

The success of Disney+ is challenging the most popular streaming platform, Netflix. An advantage Disney+ has over Netflix is that it is somewhat cheaper per month, with the price being $6.99. Netflix costs $12.99, which may be a turnoff at the moment for the long-time users of the app. The price of Disney+ enables four users to watch at the same time, which solves conflicts over what to watch. For which is better, it really depends on preferences. Netflix still has a wide range of shows and movies in its library, which Disney+ does not have at the moment. 

However, Disney+ still has many shows and movies that are very popular, such as Avengers: Endgame, High School Musical, The Simpsons, and Frozen. 

Alana Vazquez states, “I think it’s a really good streaming platform.” Although the two widely-recognized streaming platforms have their different assets and setbacks, it mostly depends on preference to state which one is better. Either way, these two platforms will continue to dominate weekend show binges.