The concept of home entertainment has been around for a long time. Those of a certain vintage will remember video rental stores. These magical places were chock-full of VHS tapes — which literally is short for Video Home System — to rent for a week’s worth of home entertainment.
VHS tapes were soon replaced by VCDs and DVDs before the Internet led to the birth of online streaming platforms that made it convenient to access a wide variety of content with the click of a button.
There’s no denying the benefits of having access to home entertainment. Sometimes all we want to do is to veg out to a show after a stressful day at work!
What’s even more enticing is if it’s affordable at a wallet-friendly $10* a month (or about 33* cents a day) for the whole family to enjoy. By the way, that’s how much the streaming service, Disney+, costs per month for the annual subscription!
Let’s see how this $10/month (or 33 cents/day) can go a loooong way.
Main image from Call It Love. Unless otherwise stated, all photos in this article are courtesy of Disney+.
Wide variety of content (includes exclusives & Kdrama!) for everyone
Disney+ features an extensive library of exclusive content for the whole family to enjoy. As home to Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars, your family can enjoy fan favourites such as Disney’s The Lion King, Toy Story, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (pictured), The Mandalorian, and more.
Educational content from National Geographic is also available on the platform, meaning young ones can learn more about the world even as they are entertained.
Besides this, general entertainment under the Star brand includes well-loved binge-able series such as Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family and Criminal Minds as well as the recently-released thriller movie, The Menu. The Dropout, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and The Big Short are also recommended for anyone who loves a good financial crime and drama.
Looking for shows for older kids or even adults? Anime series Tokyo Revengers or family-friendly films and series such as Disenchanted and National Treasure: Edge of History are all on Disney+.
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Disney+ also contains a wealth of content from the Asia Pacific region, including popular Korean series such as Big Bet, Call It Love and Big Mouth, K-documentaries such as j-hope IN THE BOX (pictured) that will thrill BTS fans, Japanese thriller Gannibal and Taiwan Crime Stories, a Taiwanese four-part anthology.
In short, there’s actually more on Disney+ than we thought!
With such an extensive and exclusive content library, there’s more for you to enjoy; from nature documentaries on National Geographic, to Korean dramas, and also the latest Marvel content. Put it this way — on Disney+, the ‘Plus’ denotes the wide range of shows that is more than just Disney and Pixar content.
Unbeatable quality streams
So you’ve recently purchased a new television for a cool $5,000. It’s got an 86-inch screen, 4K resolution, is IMAX-enhanced and has a 120Hz refresh rate. With this top-quality hardware, you’re going to want a top-quality viewing experience.
That’s where Disney+’s quality streams in 4K Ultra HD come in. Select titles are also IMAX-enhanced — so if you missed Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever or Thor: Love and Thunder in the cinema, do not fret.
Of course, the movie-watching experience isn’t just about the visuals. If your home theatre system has a 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound system, you’ll be able to recreate that experience in the comfort of your own home as Disney+ also has Dolby Surround Sound for the best movie nights ever (tip: if you’re watching during the day, use some good blackout curtains…)
But not everyone has the budget or space to prioritise high-end home entertainment equipment. However, you can still enjoy quality streams from Disney+ as the service automatically displays the highest quality video your device can support.
Although of course, if you have a close friend with aforementioned high-end home entertainment equipment, then you should totally make plans to have a Disney+ watch party at their house!
…which brings us to the next point:
Stream from anywhere
Disney+ offers on-the-go accessibility across 10 devices with 7 profiles and 4 simultaneous streams. This means that there’s enough room here for not just your immediate family members but also your ajumma who can’t get enough of her K-dramas. Pretty great value shared among so many people for just $10* a month!
However do note that if your household is big on streaming HD and does it simultaneously, you’ll defo need a speedy Internet connection to support the high quality streams coming in. Tip: Download your favourite shows (when on Wi-Fi) so you can have a fuss-free experience catching up on The Mandalorian (pictured) on the MRT.
Other features built in
Virtual meetings are now common in our new hybrid workplace. But are you familiar with virtual watch parties? With Disney+’s GroupWatch feature, you can watch any title in the Disney+ library with your friends and family, even if you’re not in the same physical location. The stream will sync automatically so that you all will watch at the same time. Yay!
Also… Disney+’s extensive library does mean that there is some content that is unsuitable for younger viewers. Luckily, there are easy-to-use Parental Controls on Disney+ that will ensure that your kid’s access to shows and movies will not have a higher content rating than what you have selected or restricted their profile to.
The price is right
So, how much will it cost to get access to Disney+’s wide content library and features? All this is available for the low monthly price of $11.98 a month.
However, if you choose a yearly subscription, you can save over 15% and pay just $119.98 a year. This amounts to slightly less than $10* a month, or 33* cents a day! An excellent bargain indeed.
So what are you waiting for? Stream all your favourites and more on Disney+. Find out more at www.disneyplus.com/en-sg
Image from Disenchanted
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