Is Disney+ better than Netflix?

It’s been about 3 weeks since Disney+ first dropped. Within the first week Disney+ already had over 10 million users, but there are still many people who prefer the streaming giant Netflix. To help ease the stress your purchasing decisions we’re going to break down Disney+ vs Netflix. 

For a quick comparison of the stream platforms, check out the infographic at the bottom of the article.

Content

The most important part of a streaming platform to most users is the content; just how much is there for you to watch? 

Well on Disney+, you’re working with just over 600 titles. This seems like plenty until you compare it to Netflix, which in Canada has over 5000 titles for you to enjoy. Not only is 600 lackluster, the range of content is much more niche. If Marvel movies, Disney and Pixar films, National Geographic, or Star Wars is your thing, Disney+ could be a great choice, although Netflix currently has Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story, as well as a good few MCU movies.

For blockbuster lovers, Disney+ is looking great, but once you start moving away from kid-friendly movies Netflix becomes the bigger, better option.

Originals

If you’re looking for a platform with exclusive content Netflix is definitely the way to go. Disney+ has only 11 originals compared to Netflix’s massive library of over 1400 shows, movies, and specials. However, Netflix has been producing these since 2014, so in the future, this may be a different story. Disney+ has shown they’re capable of producing quality with The Mandalorian receiving 95% by both critics and users on Rotten Tomatoes.

Price + Quality & Convenience

Disney+ has one plan. For $8.99/mo users are given access to 4 simultaneous streams, well as 4k quality, features that on Netflix are locked behind a $19.99/mo Premium account. Netflix offers 3 types of subscriptions. The lowest tier only comes with 1 simultaneous streaming device, doesn’t even offer HD quality, and still is more expensive than Disney+ at $ 9.99/mo. For premium Netflix the price per year $240 and for Disney+ it’s only $108.

If you’re on a budget, Disney+ is by far the better option, especially if you’re using the account for a family. If you’re looking to replace cable, Disney+ also comes in a bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ for 12.99/mo, still $7 less than Netflix for a family.

Overall Thoughts

Both streaming platforms have their place. If your on a budget or love Disney, Marvel, or Star Wars Disney+ is the best choice. However, if you’re willing to fork over the cash and always want something to watch Netflix is the way to go. Not only is its library massive but its ever-growing catalogue of originals is impressive.

Disney+ is still taking its baby steps. To see a completely different landscape as we approach 2030 would not come as a surprise at all.