If you're looking for a new family television subscription, the chances are you're considering Disney Plus. After all, the platform offers favourite movies, including Encanto, Moana and Frozen, as well as original TV series and award-winning documentaries, making it an appealing choice for the whole family.


But with so many streaming services available in the UK, you will likely want to know how much a Disney Plus subscription costs and whether it's the right choice for you and your family. We've done the research to bring you up-to-date information on Disney Plus monthly and annual subscription plans as well as information on what a subscription offers, including the best films and TV for children and for adults. And we've provided a handy comparison to other streaming networks available in the UK.

For more guidance on Disney Plus, head over to our guide on how to set up Disney Plus parental controls and how many devices you can use Disney Plus on. We've also got a guide answering the question what is Disney Plus Day, the unofficial celebration of all the new content coming to the platform.

How much does Disney Plus cost in the UK?

The Standard Disney Plus subscription costs £7.99 per month in the UK, or £79.90 for a full year (giving you 12 months of access for the price of 10 monthly subscription fees). Then there's a cheaper option - the Standard with Ads plan at £4.99 per month, or the Premium plan for a little more at £10.99 per month or £109.90 a year.

There is also the option to purchase a Disney Plus annual subscription as a gift for someone else. Disney Plus does not offer a free trial when signing up.

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Disney Plus offers content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star with over 500 films, 15000 TV episodes and 80 Disney Plus originals to watch. To gain access to all of this content, you need to sign up for a Disney Plus subscription. This works similarly to other streaming platforms – once you are signed up, you do not have to pay for anything else and can watch all the films and shows ad-free.

While the vast majority of content on Disney Plus is included in your subscription cost, the studio does occasionally release so-called Disney Plus Premier Access titles which are available for an additional fee.

Save 15% with a Disney Plus annual pass

Buying a Disney Plus annual pass can save you over £15 a year compared to a standard monthly subscription (£7.99 a month) 

At just £79.90, the annual fee gives you a saving of 15%. 

Disney Plus annual pass | £95.88 £79.90 (save £15.98 or 15%)

How do the new Disney Plus pricing tiers work in the UK?

From 1 November, new subscribes have three plans to choose from. These are:

  • Standard with ads: £4.99 per month, with ad breaks, two concurrent streams, no downloads
  • Standard: £7.99 per month or £79.90 annually, without ad breaks, two concurrent streams, and downloads on up to 10 devices
  • Premium: £10.99 per month or £109.90 annually, without ad breaks, four concurrent streams, downloads on up to 10 devices and Dolby Atmos stereo

What is included in the standard monthly price?

A monthly subscription gives you access to the entire catalogue of content on Disney Plus. This includes exclusive originals you can’t stream from anywhere else, Disney classics, blockbuster titles and documentaries.

The subscription includes unlimited Disney Plus downloads on up to 10 different devices and the option for up to 7 different profiles, which is great if you have a large family. There are parental controls and dedicated profiles for children to ensure safe viewing. You can stream on up to 4 screens simultaneously and host viewing parties for up to 5 personal friends with Groupwatch. There is 4K UHD streaming with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support on compatible devices for no extra cost and personalised recommendations.

What can you watch on Disney Plus?

The best films for young children include Disney classics Cinderella and Frozen, Pixar's Finding Nemo and Toy Story films, as well as newer releases including Encanto and Luca. Older children will enjoy reincarnations of The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. And everyone can come together for family favourites including Mrs Doubtfire, Home Alone and Sister Act.

Aside from movies, there's a selection of children’s TV available on the platform, including Bluey, Duck Tales and The Muppet Show.

Once the kids are in bed, you can dip into the Marvel Universe with Thor: Love and Thunder and exclusive Marvel TV programs Loki and She-Hulk. Or, head into a galaxy far far away with Star Wars Episodes 1 to 9 and acclaimed Disney Plus original series The Mandalorian.

You can also flick between National Geographic documentary series, including OSCAR-winning Free Solo, or binge-worthy TV including The Walking Dead and The Kardashians.

How does the price of Disney Plus compare to other UK streaming services?

Streaming platformPriceFree trial available?Number of devices
Disney Plus£7.99 a month or £79.90 per yearNo10
NetflixFrom £4.99 to £15.99 per monthNo1 to 4, depending on subscription
Now£9.99 per month7 days3
Amazon Prime£8.99 per month or £95 per year30 days3
Disney Plus

For £7.99 a month, Disney Plus gives you access to all its films and series. You can stream them on as many as 10 different devices and up to 4 of them at any one time.

Netflix subscriptions vary in price, from £4.99 to £15.99 per month. For £4.99, subscribers can watch on one device at a time, with no option for downloads. Netflix’s Standard subscription is £10.99 per month, and you can only watch on 2 devices at a time. With a Premium subscription (£15.99 per month), viewers can watch shows and movies in Ultra HD on up to 4 devices at a time.

Now has Entertainment and Cinema memberships, each costing £9.99 per month. Entertainment members get access to TV shows on up to 3 devices at a time, while Entertainment members have a library of blockbuster movies to watch, also on up to 3 devices simultaneously.

Amazon Prime Video costs £8.99 per month (or £95 per year), with additional charges such as rental fees for certain titles.

In comparison to competitor streaming services, Disney Plus provides a more reasonably-priced option and the benefit of up to 4 people watching things at the same time across several devices. Once you have signed up and paid, there are no additional charges with Disney Plus.

Is Disney Plus worth it?

Disney Plus is a popular streaming service, ideal for families, with a huge range of content. The Disney name is associated with children's films and television – and there's plenty of child-friendly content on the platform – but there is a lot for adults too. Whether you are a Disney, Marvel or Star Wars fan, a film buff or a documentary lover, there is something for everyone.

At £7.99 per month (or slightly less if you sign up for an annual subscription), Disney Plus is a cheaper alternative to many of its competitor streaming platforms. And it grants more access, with the option to watch shows and movies on multiple devices at the same time. It provides high-quality viewing and has features including parental controls to ensure appropriate safety measures are in place.

From iconic oldies and family favourites to fresh-from-the-cinema releases, it’s a reasonably priced service to stream some of the best film and TV available – and a great option for families.

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Cordelia AspinallDigital Writer

Cordelia Aspinall is a Digital Writer for Immediate Media, working across brands including The Recommended, RadioTimes.com, MadeForMums and BBC Gardeners’ World. She has previously worked and written for digital publications including Condé Nast Traveller, The Evening Standard, Cosmopolitan, and several other lifestyle brands.