Finally, Disney has found its footing in the streaming world since it was launched last year in November. It came with an ad-free subscription service that garnered over 10 million signups on its first day of offering a niche collection. This niche collection ranges from movies, original programs, and TV shows that still meet the needs of the audience. In less than just two months later, it has a sum of 28.6 million subscribers in the US alone.
Aside from Pixar shorts, Disney movies, and the Star Wars and Marvel franchises, Disney Plus had now delivered new cultural icons, including the Baby Yoda from its original marquee series, The Mandalorian. This streaming service that seems to be moving in full steam has caused teasing upon upcoming Marvel shows about Loki, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and the Scarlet Witch and Vision.
As we have spent some time exploring the streaming service, we will as well wish to know about a few tips that may not be commonly known to help us get the best from our Disney Plus subscription. Below are tips you need to know:
1. Get Disney Plus for at no cost (or for less money)
Disney Plus is priced relatively high at $6.99 a month or $70 a year when compared to other streaming peers or competitors. Even with this high cost, they are still patronized as everyone likes “free” better. More so, Verizon Unlimited customers can get a year of Disney Plus free as well as a US Mobile who offers you a free subscription the moment you sign up for at least three unlimited lines.
With that same tier, US Mobile still offers a LiveXLive subscription, a Pandora Premium, and an Apple Plus TV too. Also, Disney Plus provides you a bundle option where you can get Disney Plus, ESPN, and Hulu at the price of $13 for a month. If you decide to swap to the bundle or change the structure of your subscription from monthly to yearly in the Disney Plus app, locate and click your profile character icon, then click the account.
Canceling your Disney streaming services is not relatively easy to do, as it depends mainly on how you signed up. Most people have to sign into their Disney account to manage and cancel their subscription. However, signing out gets trickier if you signed up in a phone app. Below are steps to help you can cancel your subscription in a browser:
- Type and open www.disneyplus.com in your phone or laptop browser.
- Then sign in with your password and username
- Then select your profile icon.
- After that, you can tap your account.
- Then select billing details
- Afterward, cancel a subscription
- You can then confirm that you want to cancel your subscription by selecting complete cancellation.
2. Download content
If you intend to go somewhere without Wi-Fi, you can download movies or series and show episodes from Disney Plus to watch on the go. When downloading a title, select the downward arrow icon to begin the process. Then you’ll find anything you wish to download by simply tapping the same downward arrow icon that is located in the toolbar at the bottom of the menu of the app.
Furthermore, there are no restrictions on how many times you can download or stream a title you’ve previously downloaded. However, you have to access Disney Plus once a month. It’s essential to note that you don’t get to keep still the movies you’ve downloaded anytime you get rid of Disney Plus. Deleting downloads as well is very easy.
3. Make a watch list
Disney Plus’s watch list option is very significant for those of us who found several throwback movies as well as shows on the particular platform that we want to rewatch whenever we feel like. More so, the watch list is user-friendly as it works similar to your Netflix queue. If you want to add a title on this platform, tap on the +icon, which is found next to the play button. Also, you can find your list in the Disney Plus toolbar, which is located at the top of the screen, under the watch list.
4. Search more effectively
Disney continues to update us with new content on Disney Plus, and it can be quite challenging if you’re on the lookout for a specific movie, show, or TV series due to the huge catalog available. However, the platform splits every film into categories, thereby making everything quite easy to navigate.
Once you click on the magnifying glass icon, the Disney Plus Explore feature opens, and instead of your scrolling, you can narrow down your search by choosing from several different collections. This selection can be the Muppets collection, Spider-Man collection, or any other collection. Through Decades collection, Disney started with Steamboat Willie, which is the Mickey Mouse cartoon from the 1920s and still goes all the way up to the Avengers series.
5. Request shows and Share Links
Even though there’s a lot to watch on Disney Plus, there are still several movies and shows that can also be added. You can always request that a specific show be brought back to the service if you don’t see the show that you are looking for on the service or you haven’t seen any news that is coming later.
To pitch your most exciting or favorite Disney flick, open Disney Plus Help center in your PC browser or on the app. Then click on give feedback under the search bar and select the portion that reads Request a Film or Show. It’s important to know that you can select up to three titles at the same time. While it is impossible to share Disney Plus content URLs within the app, you can do so if you are specifically watching or streaming on the service website. To share a particular episode or show, start playing the video as it’s the only way you can copy the URL. Afterward, you can send it to your friends and fellow co-movie lovers as you save them the stress of searching for that specified episode or movie.