Disney+ is here! On November 12, 2019, Disney+ will launch with the highly anticipated reboot of The Mandalorian starring Pedro Pascal as Mandalorian warrior. Disney+ has already announced new episodes of Star Wars Rebels. The Clone Wars, and plenty of other original series coming in 2020 including brand new Marvel shows. Return of High School Musical with Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, and live-action reboots of classic animated series like Lady and the Tramp starring Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux.
1) Welcome Disney+
If you’re a Disney-loving parent, one of your most exciting days is finally here: launch day for Disney+. And with so many great new shows and movies, there’s a lot to look forward to. But how do you actually get start? If you have a family of subscribers, it may be pretty easy – just dive right in. If not, however, it’s not quite as simple. Here are some tips that will help ensure your kids get start using their Disney Plus account on their own terms, which will then lead to them actually using it more often!
2) Get a Free Month Trial to Disney Plus
To get a free month trial for your family, simply sign up with a Disney Store account. If you already have an account, make sure it’s link to a credit card and is current. Then make sure all your child’s information—name, birthday, address—is accurate on his or her profile. If not, just click Update My Profile from within their profile page. Even if they’re too young for Disney Plus themselves (you have to be at least 13). You can still link their profile with yours via that email address you used when signing up.
3) Enjoy Movies Anytime Anywhere!
Disney Plus is finally here! It’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to get your kids into that brand new app. If they watch Disney Plus, there are definitely some awesome benefits. For one thing, it means they do not glue to their phones all day (that can only be a good thing). But if they do want to play on their mobile devices, you don’t have much choice; Disney Plus doesn’t work on game consoles or streaming devices like Apple TV or Roku. That said, there are still plenty of ways your kids can enjoy movies anytime anywhere. Here are 10 tips for making sure you and your family get ready for Disney+.
4) Choose Between Individual Shows Or Bundles
Getting your kids hyped up about Disney+ can be hard. That’s why I’ve outlined two different ways you can get your kids excited about Disney+. The first way is by simply signing them up for free trials, which all come with Disney+ content. This approach will give your child a taste of what’s available before you commit to anything. If they love what they see, then go ahead and sign up for a paid subscription. With options like kid-friendly bundles, it’s likely that there are subscription plans out there for all ages—even teens! To make things easier, follow these 10 tips to get your kids ready for Disney+.
5) Browse Classic Disney Movies & Shows
There are thousands of classic Disney movies and shows available on Disney+. The best way to make sure your kids are actually watching them is by setting up a multi-month schedule. Then, use Disney’s family-focused scheduling tools, which make it easy for you to see what your kids are watching. You can also use these tools to keep an eye on what your kids watch. When they watch without you—just remember that there’s plenty of content on Disney+ that isn’t for young children. So you might want to consider setting parental controls so they don’t stumble upon anything inappropriate. A word of warning: if you subscribe to HBO through another provider. Then add in a Disney+ subscription, your HBO won’t transfer over and vice versa.
6) Watch In 4K
Why Not? With all of Disney’s movies and TV shows available in stunning 4K. There’s no reason not to take advantage of them! If you haven’t done it already, make sure your device is compatible with a 4K TV. Then get out there and stream all that quality content. Some devices will even let you record in 4K. So you can rewatch scenes from your favorite films—and still have time left over for playtime.
7) Share Purchases With Family Members
One of Disney’s biggest differentiators with their streaming service is how you’ll be able to share all your purchases with family members. It’s not just that you can stream on up to six devices at once—or that. They have one of my favorite parental control tools available right now. The real benefit comes when you use your Disney account with other networks. Like Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, since those are also power by Disney+. Now, instead of having four separate user accounts for each family member. You can create a single Disney+ account for everyone in your household. And if mom wants to watch Riverdale on Netflix while dad watches Titans on DC Universe? That works too.
8) Download to Watch Offline When On the Go
Do you want your kids to be able to watch their favorite shows and movies on their phones or tablet? While you’re driving, but don’t want them using up all of your cellular data? Using an iPhone or iPad, download any content from DisneyPlus and store it. It is for offline viewing so your kids can still enjoy their fave shows. You can do that by tapping Download in the My Collection tab. Then hit Download Videos & Audio Only. And now those videos will be available for offline viewing without eating into that data allotment!
9) Stream Up To Three Devices Simultaneously
One of our favorite features on Hulu with Live TV is being able to log in up to five different devices simultaneously. On Disney+, however, you can only stream one at a time. If you’re watching your favorite shows and someone else wants to hop on. Watch something else, tough luck — there’s no room for another stream! It’s an unfortunate drawback given that we love Disney and we love sharing things with our kids. But it’s important that we get them excite about it before Disney+ comes out so they don’t get frustrated when they can only watch what we want them to watch!