We signed up for Disney+ more than a few weeks before it launched. We watched the countdown in anticipation. It seems like lately ever other commercial was an advertisement for Disney+. Disney boasted a price of $6.99 a month or $69.99 annually. This seems like a great deal considering you get access to Marvel, LucasFilms (star wars), Disney movies both classics and recent, as well as National Geographic and the Simpson’s. Most of the people anxious for Disney+ wanted it for The Mandalorian, or Disney’s new live action Lady and the Tramp. As stated in an article by Newsweek; “Disney+ allows users to watch on four different devices at once. Unlike its streaming rival, however, according to Collider Disney+ allows users to download all of its over 7,500 episodes of TV series and 500 films for offline streaming, whereas Netflix only allows users to download selected shows and movies.”
Much to our disappointment we had some issues on the first day and apparently we weren’t the only ones. Thousands of users tried to log on only to see a photo of Wreck It Ralph, staying there was an issue. Disney was quick to respond by saying “The demand for Disney+ has exceeded our highest expectations,” the company said. “We are so pleased you’re excited to watch all your favorites and are working quickly to resolve any current issues. We appreciate your patience.”
We had issues with recovering our email to confirm our account which you needed to do when you log in for the first time. By the time we finally received the email, we received about 10 at once. 9 hours after our first attempt we finally got our first look at the around 500 movies on the app. I (McKenna) chose to check out the Throwback section which featured most of my childhood favorites like Lizzie Maguire, Boy Meets World, Doug, Kim Possible and more! Cole on the other had (at no one’s surprise) went straight for the Mandalorian and his all-time favorite animated show Phineas & Ferb.
Day one although frustrating in the beginning, ended with us watching some great TV together while eating my favorite pasta. Sounds like a good evening to me. Review of The Mandalorian to come!