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Your guide to Disney+: Prices, shows & more

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Disney+: It’s the happiest streaming platform in the world! Whether you’re a die-hard Disney fan or a Marvel maniac – with its massive content library, Disney+ has something for everyone.

If you’re considering getting a subscription and would like to learn more about Disney+, read on:

What is Disney+?

Disney+ is Disney’s official digital movie and television streaming service. Not only is the platform home to all your favourite Disney movies and shows – but it’s where you’ll also find loads of content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars™, National Geographic and Star.

How much does Disney+ cost?

Here are the current Disney+ subscription options available in Australia:

Disney+ Standard
Disney+ Premium
Monthly: $13.99/m
Annual: $139.99/year
Monthly: $17.99/m
Annual: $179.99/year
Video quality
Up to 1080 Full HD video
Up to 4K UHD & HDR video
Up to 5.1 audio
Up to Dolby Atmos audio
Concurrent streams
Ad-free streaming
Ad-free streaming
Downloads on up to 10 devices
Downloads on up to 10 devices

Does Disney+ offer a free trial?

Upon launching, Disney+ initially offered a 7-day free trial. However, this is no longer available (as of 19 June 2020). Keep an eye out though, as this could potentially change in the future!

Can I buy a Disney+ gift card?

Yep, you sure can! You can purchase a 1-year Disney+ gift subscription via the Disney+ website.

Be aware that gift subscriptions cannot be added to existing subscriptions. They can only be redeemed by new subscribers.

What can I watch on Disney+?

On Disney+, you’ll find all the old classic Disney films and Disney Channel throwbacks. On top of this, Disney+ features the entire Skywalker Saga, most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus loads more content – including The Kardashians and The Simpsons.

Where can I watch Disney+?

To watch Disney+, just visit the Disney+ app via a compatible mobile device, web browser, game console, set-top box, and smart TV. Here’s a list of supported and compatible devices.

How do I sign up for Disney+?

To sign up for Disney+, head to the Disney+ website and create an account by providing your email address and payment information. 

Are parental controls available on Disney+?

Of course – it’s Disney, after all. To ensure your kids steer clear of any mature content on Disney+, you can set a content rating to restrict what content is available on your kids' profile. You can also set a four-digit PIN on your profile to ensure your kids don’t go snooping.

How much data does Disney+ use?

Unlike some other streaming platforms, Disney+ only lets you stream in HD (High Definition) and does not allow you to choose what quality you stream in. 

HD streaming requires an internet connection of at least 3Mbps – so to avoid going over your data allowance, be sure to check whether your current internet plan can cater for this before streaming.

If your current plan hasn’t got what it takes, then you might want to run a quick broadband plan comparison to see what else is around and possibly make the switch if you find a better deal.

Rhianna Dews
Rhianna Dews
Senior Money Writer

Rhianna has a Master of Journalism and Communication from UNSW, and has contributed to several consumer publications including TechRadar, Simply Living Australia, Beauty News Australia, Beauty World News and Fashion Gone Rogue. With over eight years of experience helping consumers make the most of their money, and a background in creating content for brands including Foxtel and Vodafone, means she's always the first to know the latest consumer trends. Her focus is on millennial money motivation and helping Aussies make smart money moves in personal loans, credit cards and online shopping.