Back in September, a beta preview of Disney+ launched in the Netherlands. Now, with just over a month to go before the launch of the streaming service here in the U.S., positive reviews are coming in, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • The Wall Street Journal conducted interviews with several subscribers to the trial, including Roberto Brandwijk, who said he spends between four and five hours on the service every day.
  • Enya Vermeulen, another subscriber, was very excited to find Marvel offerings that had been pulled from Netflix.
  • “I was really annoyed when that was pulled off of Netflix,” she said.
  • Vermeulen was also very happy to find content from National Geographic and she and her boyfriend have been watching Dr. K.’s Exotic Animal ER.
  • Another beta preview user, Stefan Csiba wrote to Disney to suggest changing controls to allow users to pause a movie by hitting the spacebar while watching on a laptop, a function that can be used when watching Netflix.
  • While he expected the service to work the same, he wasn’t completely turned off by the lack of this function as he used the Disney+ trial to “binge-watch all nine Star Wars movies in 2 1/2 days.”
  • Joris van Dinter said he would continue to subscribe to Disney+ after the free trial so he could watch the upcoming new original content, like the Star Wars series The Mandalorian, which is not available on the free preview.
  • He said subscribing to DIsney+ would not cause him to cancel his current subscriptions but went on to say, “although I will probably be watching Netflix less.”
  • It hasn’t all been positive though. A few users have complained of minor technical issues. For instance, when an episode is paused or stopped, it fails to remember where it was left off, forcing the user to fast forward to where they were.
  • A Disney spokeswoman said the issue was being worked on.
  • 53-year-old Joeri Donsu was a bit disappointed as well. Not in the service, but rather in the ability of older Disney films to hold up.
  • “For adults like me, I think Disney+ will shatter a lot of good memories,” he said.
  • Disney+ launches on November 12.

More on Disney+:

  • Disney+ will feature content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.
  • All 30 seasons of The Simpsons will be available.
  • In the first year, Disney+ will have over 25 original episodic series and over 10 original movies and specials.
  • The service will feature over 7,500 past episodes.
  • At launch, the service will have over 100 recent films and over 400 library titles.
  • By 2024, the service will feature over 50 original series, 10,000 past episodes and over 620 movies.
  • Disney+ will be available across Apple, Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Roku devices.
  • Content will be available to download content with no restrictions as long as they are a subscriber.
  • Users will be able to set up multiple profiles to offer parental controls for the youngest members of the household.
  • Content will be available in UHD and HDR on supported devices.
  • Accounts will be able to have four simultaneous streams.
  • Disney+ will be ad-free.
  • All 13 films in Disney’s signature collection will be available at launch (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Bambi, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Aladdin, 101 Dalmatians, Sleeping Beauty, and The Jungle Book)
  • The cost is $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year.
  • Disney will be offering a bundle of Disney+, ESPN+, and ad-supported Hulu for $12.99 per month
  • Don’t miss out! Disney fans can sign up right now for this exciting new streaming service.


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