Early Reactions to Disney Plus! An Empty Streaming Service?

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Early Reactions to Disney Plus! An Empty Streaming Service?

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Siraj Bajwa, Writer

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  Disney’s very own Netflix will storm the United States in less than two months on Nov. 12th. It will contain movies, TV shows, and documentaries from Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic, and obviously Disney. Everyone is dying to get there hands on the ultimate Disney experience, but will it live up to the hype? On Sept. 12th, Sam Flash tweeted, “Currently there is 1 giant benefit of living in the Netherlands…getting #DisneyPlus early.” Through this tweet it was revealed that Disney Plus was available to residents of Netherland for a two-month free-trial. Many people also got demos of Disney Plus at D23 Expo, a Disney fan convention that happened in August. What did the Dutch think of the upcoming streaming service? How were the D23 demos? Well, the answers might just surprise you!

The streaming service’s variety of content
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 Thomas Ricker, a writer for The Verge, lives in the Netherlands and gets to try out Disney Plus for free. His experience is quite unexpected. Ricker says, “Compared to Netflix, there just isn’t much content here.” Julia Alexander also from The Verge describes Disney Plus as “empty but elegant”. While it makes sense considering Netflix as a company has been around for 20 years, it still feels strange to think that Disney, who has decades of movies and TV shows, still has less content than Marvel. Although, this may change when original shows like The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and much more begin streaming. After all Netflix’s library largely consists of original TV shows and movies. It’s still strange to think that every piece of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic content together is still less than what Netflix has to offer.

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  Ricker also described Disney Plus’s content as “easy to find”. He says, “The Disney+ home page conveniently sorts content for all the Disney+ sections into a number of useful categories like Hit Movies, Out of the Vault classics, Musicals, and Documentaries. This is definitely reassuring when thinking of how improvements could be made to Netflix, who has thousands of movies and TV shows all over the place. An organized streaming service sounds amazing and relaxing to use. Also, Ricker observed that the Dutch free trial contained 18 Marvel movies and the entire Star Wars saga, although it has been reported that the U.S. will launch Disney Plus with only four Marvel movies(but still all of the Star Wars movies). He adds that he was able to create seven viewer profiles and use five simultaneously. 


Original Marvel shows airing on Disney Plus
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Father Roderick on Youtube experienced the Dutch free trial as well. He displayed different Star Wars shows like The Clone Wars and Rebels. There are Marvel shows like Runaways and Agent Carter. Roderick showcased the National Geographic section, which contains nature documentaries and movies. Many of these aired on cable, which not many people still have, so Disney Plus is a great place to discover TV shows and movies that you might’ve missed out on.

  Mark Newbold from Fantha Tracks got to use Disney Plus at D23 Expo. His video includes a look at a section titled Classics and Shorts, which contains The Parent Trap, Steamboat Willie, Tron, Snow White, and more. It’s really exciting knowing that new and longtime fans alike will all have something to watch on the service.

  The early reactions to Disney Plus are in! The streaming service may not have as much content as Netflix as of now(this is without Plus’s upcoming original shows), but it is organized and still has countless movies and TV shows to watch, from Snow White to Captain Marvel. There are also many things that have come from cable that many may have missed out on, so a whole new audience gets to witness this content. There are classics and new releases, action movies and documentaries. Disney Plus is shaping up to be one of the best ways to experience entertainment ever, and it releases on Nov. 12th for $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. It’s already available for preorder now. Will you be getting Disney’s new streaming service? Tell us in the comments below!


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