If any of you are as big a Disney fan as I am, then sit back and hold on tight; they are releasing a Netflix-style app in November (UK only) that let’s you watch, read, and listen to almost everything Disney! Say WHAT?!
This app, called DisneyLife, is available to most mobile devices on iOS and Android, and allows for up to six users on one account to stream Disney content. This app contains a positive smorgasbord of Disney stuff, from Pixar movies to shows, from books to film soundtracks, and just so much Disney Disney Disney!!
Much like BBC iPlayer, content can be downloaded onto your device to watch offline at a later point; this content will then be automatically deleted after a certain amount of time. You can also watch and read in a variety of different languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Not only that, but it’s a very family friendly app as parents can set certain limits on their children’s accounts, such as limiting the amount of time spent watching the multitude of films and programs offered on DisneyLife. Sounds like a no-brainer, right?
Unfortunately though, there is always a downside to amazing things like this. Firstly, upon release, the service will not be including prime content from other important properties, like Marvel or Star Wars. Secondly, a subscription to DisneyLife will cost £9.99 a month. At first glance this doesn’t seem like a great deal of money, but then we compare it to Netflix’s standard subscription of £5.99 a month. Granted, Disney is worth so much more than…well…anything! But it seems a bit excessive to charge so much more than Netflix when it offers only a fraction of the amount of shows that Netflix has to offer.
On the plus side, however, users of DisneyLife will be given a free app to download every month. I guess that’s some sort of consolation!