Disney Plus (or Disney+) is the perfect treat to give to yourself this Star Wars Day, May the 4th. As well as a ton of other top TV shows, movies and documentaries, it has every Star Wars film and show currently released – and very soon the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
May the 4th has become known as Star Wars Day for obvious reasons (May the fourth..., come on), so it's the perfect excuse to binge-watch everything from the original Star Wars trilogy through the Disney additions up to the Rise of Skywalker and its exclusive shows like The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. And all in time for the release of Obi-Wan Kenobi in just a few weeks' time on 27 May.
If you're not yet convinced, Disney plus offers a lot more besides Star Wars, with movies and TV shows from Marvel Studios, 21st Century Fox, Pixar, National Geographic, Lucasfilms and Blue Sky Studios as well as Disney, and new titles every week (looking for more options to celebrate Star Wars Day? If you're quick you can get some great Lego Star Wars deals.)
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Disney plus costs just $7.99/£7.99 a month, or $79.99/£79.90 for the whole year. If you choose to subscribe monthly, you can cancel your subscription at any point you like.
What's on Disney Plus now?
From The Eternals to Free Guy, Disney+ adds brand new theatrical releases to the streaming service every month. This means that even if you missed the biggest blockbuster at the cinema then you can catch up from the comfort of your sofa without having to wait until it's released on DVD.
But this month, Star Wars is the big attraction. You can watch every film that's been released, from the original Star Wars to The Rise of Skywalker, plus the popular series the Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fet. On top of that, released this Stars Wars Day itself is Disney Plus's behind-the-scenes series documentary, Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett. The programme features filmmakers, cast and crew, insights into the technology behind the series and never-before-seen footage.
But best of all, later this month you can watch the brand new Obi-Wan Kenobi, a six-episode series that kicks off with a two-episode premier on 27 May. The series begins 10 years after Obi-Wan faced his greatest defeat as his friend and apprentice Anakin Skywalker turned to the dark side to become the Sith Lord Darth Vader, and we've been excited since we saw the poster back in February.
Other than Star Wars, Disney+ is also home to massively popular series Loki and WandaVision, and you can also catch up on some classic TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Family Guy, Grey's Anatomy and Scrubs in the Star collection.
What's coming to Disney Plus?
You're always spoilt for choice with a Disney Plus as it has a promise to add at least 100 new titles every year. In May, as well as Obi-Wan Kenobi, we can look forward to hybrid competition The Quest, Cinderella update Sneakerella and the premiere of Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers. See the list below for more on what's coming later this year.
- Moon Knight (Now released)
- Herbie Fully Loaded (Now released)
- Obi-Wan Kenobi (May, 2022)
- Ms Marvel (June, 2022)
- Pinocchio (September, 2022)
- High School Music: The Musical: The Series Season 3 (November, 2022)
- Zootopia+ (TBA, 2022)
- Disenchanted (TBA, 2022)
- She-Hulk (TBA, 2022)
- Andor (TBA, 2022)
- Willow (TBA, 2022)
- Night at the Museum reboot (date TBA)
The volume of content available is staggering, and the low cost makes Disney+ great value for money, not just for Star Wars Day. And if you're still not convinced, you can keep an eye on the official Disney Plus Twitter feed (opens in new tab) for details of more new releases coming up.
Disney Plus price and deals
Unfortunately, the seven-day free trial of Disney Plus is no longer available. But there are ways to save on the already affordable service. See below for your options on how to buy Disney Plus in the US and UK.
How much is Disney Plus?: USA
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Save 15%: If you know that Disney Plus is for you, or think that it would make a great present for someone, this one-off payment will see you right for the year, and will shave 15 per cent off the cost of paying monthly.
How much is Disney Plus?: UK
Disney Plus devices
What devices play Disney Plus?
Most smart TVs will enable you to download the Disney Plus app, including the Amazon Fire stick. Below is the full list of all the devices you can use to watch Disney Plus.
- Android phones and tablets
- Apple phones and iPads
- Amazon Fire tablets
- Web browsers
- Android TVs
- LG WebOS Smart TVs
- Roku TV
- Samsung Tizen Smart TVs
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple AirPlay
- Apple TV (4th generation and later)
- Sony PlayStation 4/PlayStation 5
- Xbox One/Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S
- Sky Q devices
- Rogers Unite
- Nintendo Devices
- Chrome OS
- Mac OS
Is Disney Plus worth it?
We certainly think it is, and we expect you're probably already fairly convinced by the details about the shows available. Disney Plus will set you back a mere $7.99 / £7.99 a month, and that gets you four streams and unlimited downloads, plus all the content is in 4K.
A bumper Disney Plus pack also available in the US for $13.99, giving users access to Hulu and ESPN Plus streaming services too.