Walt Disney’s empire has always stood at the forefront of family entertainment. Their story began in 1923 and their famous mascot (Mickey Mouse) was first introduced in 1928. They operate today across 4 business segments: 1) Media Networks, 2) Parks, Experiences & Products, 3) Studio Entertainment and 4) Direct-to-Consumer & International. #4 is what includes Disney+ (Disney Plus) as well as ESPN+ and Hulu. Plus was launched in America in November 2019 and here in the UK in March 2020. They’ve already attracted close to 60 million subscribers with 4.3 million in the UK, marking them as already the 3rd leading service only trailing Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Disney+ movies are suited to kids (animation) and superhero fans (Marvel). Many subs have come for The Mandalorian and the rest of the Star Wars franchise, as well as The Simpsons. They seem to be intent on keeping the platform family-friendly even though they could expand through their 20th Century and Touchstone subsidiaries. Disney’s library has 900+ movie selections and 500+ TV shows. They offer 1080p viewing and 4K on selected titles, with Dolby sound and 4 screen viewings. A free 7 day trial will get you underway and then a reasonable £5.99 monthly plan will be charged. For a full year £59.99 is available to maximise value.