Today is the big day! Ever since it was first announced about this time last year the Disney+ app has generated a tremendous amount of buzz from all across the globe, and here we are for its big launch as millions log in for a huge combo plate of new, and classic content!
Being a fan of Disney movies, and theme parks I was sold on the idea when it was barely mentioned months ago. So, as you can imagine I was up quite early to get my taste of what Disney has to offer on this new service.
Just to get an idea of the size of the massive library of content, keep in mind that Disney owns Pixar, which have released films such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, LucasFilm known worldwide for the Star Wars saga, Marvel who have been killing it at the box office with Avengers Infinity War and Avengers Endgame and Fox Studios known for the groundbreaking movie Avatar not to mention the longest running animate show on TV, The Simpsons. This is in addition to the expansive library of classic content Disney has from over the decades such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella and more recently Moana. In all you are looking at 7500 episodes for shows, and 500 films!
Download and Install
This was the boring part as it took a few minutes to download the iOS version for my iPhone 7 plus, but when I downloaded the Android version for my tv it took no time at all. It only took a few seconds to do, and this is what you would see before logging in.
Once you have logged in you will see that the interface is just like what you would see with services like Netflix. It moves nicely, and you can see all the content organized into folders by property or genre.
I did run into my first gripe here as I was not able to add many shows to my viewing list for some reason via the iOS app. I thought it was a little strange, but not a huge deal since the service just launched early this morning.
This is where I ran into another gripe. While it was not unexpected, I did run into connectivity issues with the iOS version of the Disney+ app. It was spotty, but I was able to see some of the available content, but not view anything when first logging in. I figure this was due to the many millions of people trying to access the app all at once to check out their favorite new, or classic shows.
On the other hand, I did have no issues viewing content on the Android version, and was able to watch a few episodes of Darkwing Duck, The Simpsons as well as the movie Tron. I know what you’re saying, “You didn’t go straight for the Mandalorian!?”. That is coming up, but I am waiting on my better half, so we can watch it together.
I would say that, overall, Disney has really done an excellent job with their new streaming service so far. Is it perfect? No, but they did a damn good job at launching such a massive undertaking with minimal gripes from me!
Now, I am off to go watch me some Star Wars! If you want to sign up, and check out this service for yourself, you can do so by going “clicky clicky” on the link below.