The cheapest Disney + plan is now available in the US and has substantial improvements compared to the proposal of its rival Netflix .
Disney+ , the video streaming service from the company that owns Mickey Mouse , has finally rolled out its basic ad-supported plan in the United States . With this new subscription rate, users will be able to access the firm’s content, as well as its various studios such as Marvel and Lucasfilm , at a cheaper price in exchange for some restrictions and, of course, the implementation of advertising.
Prior to this new subscription modality, Disney+ only had a rate of US$7.99 per month in the United States . Now, if what you want is to continue paying the same amount, the user will be subscribed to the new basic plan with ads instead of the new top that the company has devised for its service: a US$10.99 plan that provides a series of additional benefits like in the past.
Disney+ implements its Premium plan
Since last December 8, US users of Disney+ no longer only have a single plan, but are now divided into two: the basic plan of US $ 7.99 will show ads while playing content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic . However, unlike the equivalent that Netflix has , the main rival of the service, it has many original benefits of the platform.
Netflix ‘s basic plan costs $6.99 per month, has average 20-second ads, has a much smaller catalog, doesn’t work on certain devices, has streaming quality locked to 720p, and can only be used on one platform at a time. . Also, you can’t download the content for offline viewing at a later time.
On the other hand, Disney + Basic maintains content playback in resolution up to UHD 4K, also offering display technologies such as HDR10, Dolby Vision and IMAX Enhanced aspect ratio. In addition, your entire catalog will be available without restrictions and works simultaneously on up to four devices. Ads can be up to 15, 30, or 45 seconds long. However, the firm mentions that the “preschool” content will not have ads.
Not everything is rosy for Disney+ Basic
Obviously, the basic plan of Disney + is much more striking than that of Netflix , but this does not mean that it does not maintain its restrictions. Users subscribed to this plan will not be able to download content and, at the time of its launch in the US, it does not have the GroupWatch function to be able to view content with six people simultaneously. Also, it does not support Apple SharePlay and Dolby Atmos. However, a spokesperson for the firm mentioned that they hope to include these latest features at some point. In addition, in the case of the US, Disney+ has included subscription bundles for the basic service along with other products such as Hulu or ESPN+ .
It only remains to see what will be the initial response of American Disney+ users to this new proposal and, of course, wait for its eventual implementation in the rest of the countries that have this service.