THE Netflix considered by many as the pioneering service was streaming. Throughout its relatively short service life, it has introduced a new phase of content that you can consume for a fixed price. Along the way, it faced a lot of competition from Amazon, NowTV, HBO, Hulu and, recently, Apple TV +, but still managed to remain at the top of popularity.
Now, a new competitor has entered the area and has caused a stir since it arrived in the few countries where it was launched: o Disney +. Let's see how the two compare in the comparison below.
What does Disney +?
As the name suggests, Disney + is a new streaming service from Disney's stadiums. While this can evoke ideas from endless animated films, like Frozen 2, the company has acquired many huge franchises in recent years, including franchises Star Wars, from Marvel and Pixar, so expect several movies and new TV shows based on these universes.
Marvel also gets some attention, with several series already getting the go-ahead and should start appearing from the end of 2020, as well as the Disney channel favorites, Lizzy McGuire and High School Musical, both with new seasons in progress. A partnership with Fox has exclusive rights to The Simpsons, not to mention other programs in the network, but with the proviso that no program has an indicative rating for adults.
So, a resounding victory for Disney +? Not so much. The above list is impressive, in fact, but many unspecified contents are still in the process of being filmed; others have not even left the pre-production phase. There is also no guarantee that this will be good or offer much to anyone who has had hundreds of superheroes, Jedi Knights or cartoon characters.
Netflix, on the other hand, has a huge variety of shows and movies, many of which remain exclusive to the platform. Where Disney has Star Wars, Netflix has Star Trek. Want superheroes? We have the Young Tits, Gotham, Black Lightning, Defenders, Jessica Jones and The Avenger. Looking for something for the kids? They can enjoy Green Eggs and Ham, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Peppa Pig, Adventures of Tintin, Loud House or The Wiggles.
For teenagers, Riverdale, Pretty Little Liars, Atpica, Glee, Daybreak, The Adventures of Sabrina and many others. While adults can enjoy a diverse selection, from The Good Place The Brooklyn Nine Nine, not to mention a plethora of classic series from the 80s, 90s and 00s, in addition to a wide variety of films.
How much does each service cost?
Netflix has different prices, depending on the quality of the broadcast and the number of users you have in your home. The plans here in Brazil are as follows:
- Basic (SD content on one device at a time) – R $ 21.90
- Standard (HD on two devices at the same time) – R $ 32.90
- Premium (HD or 4K on four devices at the same time) – R $ 45.90
Disney + is not yet available in Brazil. In the United States, it costs $ 6.99 a month or $ 69.99. In both services, it is possible to download several programs and movies to watch offline.
How can I watch Disney + and Netflix?
Netflix is ??available almost everywhere. Whether it's game consoles like the Xbox One or PlayStation 4, streaming devices like Amazon Fire TV and Roku, smart TVs, your phone or tablet, there will surely be a Netflix app available or already installed. Otherwise, you can access the browser and watch the web version.
Disney takes an equally generous approach (something Apple should learn if it wants its new Apple TV + service to compete), as apps are available for consoles, smart TVs (Sony, Samsung and LG so far), Android, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, in addition to being compatible with Chromecast devices.
Which one should you choose?
If you have been a Disney fan for life, the new service will be a kind of treasure. From lively classics to Pixar's modern triumphs, there is a tantalizing amount of attractions to watch. Star Wars movies may be a big draw for many users, as well as adventures in the Marvel universe. But that thing: as we still can't use Disney + here in Brazil, it is difficult to define which one best suits your needs.
In contrast, those who want a wider selection of content, including adult-oriented programming, should take a look at Netflix, which not only produces some of the best new shows on TV, but also features an impressive range of the UK's oldest series United and abroad. With both offering free trials, we suggest that you take a few days off and enjoy the delights of both. At least, you will have at least one fun and long weekend.