Disney + Isn’t Too Much for Your Money Right Now
Disney +, the newest and cheapest major streaming service, makes less money than Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video. Reelgood , the site that sorts all your streaming services, has counted how many shows and movies each service offers in a report provided by Lifehacker.
Disney owns a lot of premium content – Marvel, Star Wars , The Muppets, Pirates, Pixar, The Simpsons – and it’s the only streamer to offer most of that content. And Disney + costs just $ 7 a month ($ 5.83 a month on an annual plan). As we wrote earlier, if you want to watch a lot of Disney movies right now, subscribe .
Disney + will also host some exclusive shows, but you can wait to see if they’re good enough to justify a subscription. This is an HBO model with fewer titles, but there are one or two important shows that all your friends are watching. On HBO, it’s Game of Thrones and Succession ; on Disney + it will be The Mandalorian .
But if you just want a bigger basket of things to watch, then Disney + is your worst option. It has fewer movies and TV shows than any major streaming service other than Showtime. After filtering out the many bad shows filling every streaming service directory, Disney + even drops below Showtime.
Because of its low cost, Disney + is a better deal than Showtime for movies and TV, and better than HBO for movies. But it’s still nothing next to Prime, Netflix and Hulu. I would definitely not give up another service in order to switch to Disney +.
Should you understand this?
You should probably wait. And then you should probably get it. Check out the best games available from Disney + featured on Reelgood. If you want to see some of them now , buy a month. Not a bad directory. It’s not quite as good as the other catalogs, but before you get in awe of all the great movies that come out only on Disney +, consider which ones you love to watch at home and which ones you already watch in the theater. If you really plan to watch at least two Disney movies at home every month, then Disney + is already worth it.
If not, wait for people to start watching The Mandalorian and other exclusive shows and see if they’re good enough to subscribe and try. In the meantime, you have a lot to look at on all your other services. Have you been digging into the Prime app lately? I feel like we always forget he’s sitting there between the seasons of Good Omens and Mrs. Maisel .
Don’t worry too much about this. That’s $ 7 a month. If you subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, Prime, HBO, and Disney +, it’s still only $ 56 a month – half the average cable TV bill without ads.
Update: Reelgood has added Disney + to its full quantitative comparison of major streaming services .