Disney Plus vs. Netflix: which one is the best

Disney Plus vs. Netflix

If you love watching TV shows and movies then streaming platforms are the best option for you. Streaming services provide a single platform for all your favorite shows, movies, and documentaries. 

Amongst the many other streaming platforms, Netflix and Disney Plus are the two most popular streaming services available worldwide and in the UK. But since both of these are paid services, one should know the difference between the two streaming platforms to understand which streaming platform is better. 

This article will discuss the major differences between Disney Plus and Netflix. We have also listed some of the TV shows and movies you can watch on Disney Plus UK. The other streaming service is not behind. Netflix has the most number of users in the entire world. We also gathered some of the best shows available on Netflix.

1. Disney Plus has a comparatively lower cost

The first thing a user considers before subscribing to a service is its price. It is a well-known fact that cheaper prices and affordable pricing plans attract more users. 

Netflix has 4 pricing plans with different features as listed below:

  • Netflix Basic with ads for $6.99 per month and includes HD quality and 1 simultaneous stream.
  • Netflix Basic for $10.99 per month which includes HD quality, and 1 simultaneous stream.
  • Netflix Standard for $16.99 per month which includes HD quality, and 2 simultaneous streams.
  • Netflix Premium for $22.99 per month which includes HD quality, and 4 simultaneous streams.

On the other hand, Disney Plus has only one plan for $11.99 which includes 4k video quality, and 4 simultaneous streams. In addition to this, Disney Plus has an annual plan for $119.99, which proves to be even more affordable.

It is quite evident from these pricing plans that Disney Plus is cheaper than Netflix. Its single plan costs lesser than Netflix’s plan and includes better features.

2. Netflix Originals are Top-notch 

Both streaming platforms produce a wide variety of original content. While Netflix has popular originals like Orange is the New Black and Squid Game, Disney Plus has some well-known original series like Loki and WandaVision

It is safe to say that all Marvel fans blindly rely upon Disney Plus. As almost all the Marvel movies are available on Disney Plus. However, Netflix has been more consistent in producing original content and has been able to attract wider audiences and hence has gained more popularity. 

What inclines more users toward Netflix is its huge library of original content. This exclusive list of shows available on only Netflix includes Manifest, 1899, Elite, The Witcher, and Money Heist. All of which became the talk of the town in just a few days of release. 

3. Which service has better content?

Both streaming services give tough competition to each other and have extensive content libraries available. All genres of Tv shows, Movies, documentaries, and kid’s content are available on Netflix as well as Disney Plus.

Netflix has over 17,000 titles available worldwide. Which includes movies, Tv shows, and documentaries. On the other hand, Disney Plus has over 3,000 titles.  Netflix has more content available than Disney Plus, but Disney Plus gives access to some of the very interesting shows from National Geographic and Disney Chanel.

Some of the must-watch TV shows available on Netflix are

  • Stranger Things
  • Dark
  • Mindhunter
  • Friends 
  • Lucifer 
  • Breaking Bad
  • Peaky Blinders 
  • The Umbrella Academy 

The best TV shows available on Disney Plus are:

  • The Mandalorian
  • Star Wars
  • Loki
  • Hawkeye
  • WandaVision
  • Marvel series
  • High School Musical

It is without a doubt, that Disney Plus has better kid’s content available as it provides content from the Disney channel. Some most loved cartoons of all time like Kim Possible, Phineas and Ferb, Muppets Now, and DuckTales are all included in Disney Plus’s library. To sum it up, Netflix has a more extensive library of content with a vast variety of original content. However, Disney Plus wins when it comes to Marvel movies and better family-friendly content.

4. Simultaneous Streams

Simultaneous streaming is another factor that attracts more users. Disney Plus allows up to 4 simultaneous streams. Moreover, without any additional charges, it lets you use an account on 10 devices

Netflix lacks in the case of simultaneous streaming. Its basic plans allow only 1 simultaneous stream. Even upon upgrading, the standard plan offers 2 simultaneous streams. So if you pay extra to get the premium plan, you will be able to use 4 simultaneous streams on Netflix. So, when it comes to Simultaneous streaming Disney Plus is the better choice. 

5. Device Compatibility 

It is important to know if your streaming platform works with the devices you own. Even though Netflix and Disney Plus are compatible with most devices, let’s list the devices and see which streaming platform is available on more devices. 

Disney Plus and Netflix are available on the following devices:

  • PC/Mac
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows tablet
  • Smart TV,  Android TV, Telstra TV
  • Amazon Fire
  • Chromecast/Airplay
  • PS4, PS5
  • Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X
  • Set-top box (Foxtel, Fetch)

In addition to all these devices, Netflix is also available on

  • Windows phone
  • PS3
  • Xbox 360

6. Number of Subscribers 

In 2021, Netflix was able to generate a revenue of approximately $30 billion. Currently, Netflix has over 200 million subscribers. If we talk about Disney Plus, the platform generated $5.2 billion in revenue in the year 2021. And currently Disney Plus has over 164 million users. This means that according to current statistics Netflix resides in more homes than Disney Plus.

Wrap Up!

As discussed earlier, both streaming platforms are highly popular in the UK as well as globally. Both Netflix and Disney Plus have a large content library that keeps their users entertained and hooked. While Disney Plus is cheaper, provides more family-friendly content, and allows more simultaneous streams. Netflix produces more original content, has more titles available, and is compatible with more devices. Each streaming platform is good in its own way. We have listed down the factors to make things easier for you. It depends on what is more important to you, price or content, quality or quantity. 

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