Opinion: Should you subscribe to Disney Plus?

The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Ugnaught Kuiil in the Disney+ series THE MANDALORIAN.
The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Ugnaught Kuiil in the Disney+ series THE MANDALORIAN. /

With the streaming service Disney Plus now available, viewers must decide whether the subscription is worth the price. How should one make this decision?

Disney’s new streaming service Disney Plus became available on November 12th. With the market for streaming services becoming increasingly crowded, consumers will have to decide what to include in their personal “streaming portfolio.”

People with full pockets will be able to subscribe to all of Disney Plus, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Peacock and Apple TV+ (sure I missed a few), but this won’t be the case for most people. In terms of making the decision regarding Disney Plus, here are some important things to consider.


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At $6.99/month, Disney Plus’s price might seem pretty reasonable compared to the likes of Netflix (starts at $8.99/month) and HBO Max (14.99/month).

Do You Have Kids?

With Disney’s treasure trove of children’s content, there’s been a lot of talk about how Disney Plus will be a must-have for families with young kids. And of course, plenty of adults will also surely be jumping at the chance to watch the likes of Snow White and Coco.

Are You A Star Wars And/Or Marvel Fanatic?

Not only will all the past Star Wars films be available on the platform, but new content like The Mandalorian will also make it VERY difficult for fans to hold out on subscribing.

For the devoted followers of the Marvel universe, it will likely be even more difficult to avoid a subscription. Along with having access to the past movies, Disney Plus will offer several new shows from the universe, including The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which is set to debut in the fall of 2020.

Additionally, Marvel’s chief creative officer Kevin Feige has essentially confirmed that fans will have to watch Disney Plus’s new Marvel shows in order to fully stay up to date on the plots from future films. How about that for a sales pitch?


Disney Plus will surely garner many millions of subscribers, and many that initially resist will surely get pulled into the service eventually. For now, however, a “wait and see” approach could arguably make sense for almost everyone.

Star Wars diehards will likely need to watch The Mandalorian eventually, but why not wait a bit to subscribe just in case the show ends up receiving poor feedback. Although huge Marvel fans will almost surely need to subscribe to catch the full slate of new shows, none are likely to be released until late 2020. Why subscribe now?

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Yes, Disney Plus already offers A TON of quality content, but except for perhaps The Mandalorian, there’s nothing that makes the platform a “must-subscribe” for the vast majority of people (yet). Those that have already subscribed are unlikely to regret it, but for those on the fence, the “wait and see approach” is completely reasonable. Save those seven bucks a month while you still can.