Disney Plus has arrived to bring joy to millions around the country and I was definitely one of them. Being a Disney fan, Disney Plus is truly a dream come true. Some of my favorite Disney movies that were previously hard to get a hold of are now at my fingertips to watch as many times as I want. It’s fantastic!
However, just because I’m a Disney fan doesn’t mean I’m blind to the cons of this streaming service and I am relieved to tell you they are far and few. So, here are the pros and cons of Disney Plus.
If you were on Twitter yesterday you may have noticed the trending topic that kept popping up, #DisneyPlusFails. That’s because the site kept crashing, making it hard for a lot of people, including me to watch the highly-anticipated Disney Plus original series, The Mandalorian. And The Mandalorian wasn’t the only choice on the streaming service that I was finding difficult to watch.
For hours I had to struggle watching Disney Plus as it crashed intermittently but by the afternoon the site was running as smoothly as ever.
However, this was to be expected considering that Star Wars fans were destined to bum rush the site to watch The Mandalorian. So, the biggest con of Disney Plus is its navigational weakness.
Instead of having tabs for these categories (Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, or National Geographic) in the main menu stationed at the top of the site alongside the other open options you have to continuously go to the Home Page to find things to watch.
There’s no Go Back button/arrow when you click into a series, making you feel somewhat trapped with no outlet to go back and look at something else. So you’re forced to go to the Home Page and perform a number of other maneuvers to get back to where you were. It’s a bit tedious and sometimes annoying, especially if you’re browsing the site and trying to discover what you want to watch.
Hopefully, Disney Plus has a forum for users because I will definitely suggest a Go Back button/arrow for this situation.
I think it’s pretty obvious what the pros are. All of that outstanding Disney content. From the animated classics to the newest Disney XD animated obsessions and all of the original content in between, Disney Plus has a lot to love.
And over time the amount of content will only grow and more films and television series will become available to watch. But I’m not even thinking about that.
My sister and I have Star Wars: Rebels to binge-watch and then I just learned that the 1990s’ Marvel Spider-Man cartoon is also on Disney Plus. I’m going to be locked into Disney Plus for months!
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.