Disney Plus review: The streaming service for the young and young at heart


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Just like seemingly everything else Disney does, from Rise of Skywalker to Avengers: Endgame to Galaxy’s Edge, its streaming service is a phenomenon. Disney Plus launched in November 2019, and as of May had amassed 54.5 million subscribers — no small feat for a new streaming service. Its marquee original series, The Mandalorian, gave fans Baby Yoda theoriesmerchandise and memes. And its success has Netflix and other big names in streaming taking notes. Not bad for $6.99 a month.


  • Wide catalog of content from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and National Geographic, plus early releases during pandemic
  • Low price compared to other streaming services
  • Easy-to-navigate interface, with 4K HDR available for some titles
  • Baby Yoda

Don’t Like

  • No other big original hits outside of The Mandalorian
  • Little customization of kids’ profiles
  • Tile-heavy design

The big question: Is it worth

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