Disney+ is arguably one of the best streaming services available today. The streaming service was launched in November 2019, and while it was initially not without its flaws, it certainly made for a successful streaming service.
You can watch all the Disney classics, original Disney shows and even new content all in one place. The cost of Disney Plus is much lower than many options available today and you can even gift subscriptions to other people.
What made Disney Plus even better is the ability to bundle it with other services. Once upon a time, you could get Disney Plus for free with Spotify. The bundle option definitely adds value to the already great streaming service. But how does Disney Plus work with Amazon Prime? Can you bundle the services for a deal?
Whether you’re looking for a cheaper solution for your streaming habits, or just want to know how the two services work in tandem, we’ll cover this and more below!
Who does Disney Plus partner with?
One of the things that many people love about Disney+ is the ability to bundle it with other services. Unfortunately, Amazon Prime is not one of them. We’ll explain it in a bit more detail below, but let’s take a moment to see how you can get a deal on Disney+ and your other streaming services.
Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN+
A great deal for everyone in the house, you can bundle ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu together (starting March 2022) for just $13.99/mo. Please note, this subscription includes ads on Hulu. You have to skip the $19.99/month plan to have no ads while streaming on Hulu.
All you need to do to sign up is go to this website, activate a Disney+ account and then wait for an email to activate the other services. Once all three services are up and running, the sports fans, Disney fans and casual viewers will all have something to watch with this new bundle.
Disney Plus and Amazon Fire TV
When Disney Plus was to be launched, it would initially not be available on several streaming devices. Amazon Fire TV and Firestick included. But just before November 12, 2019, when Disney Plus went live, it was reported that the companies could indeed strike a deal. Apparently there were some disagreements about the percentage of ad space, but they clearly managed to resolve it.
The Disney Plus app is also compatible with Amazon’s Alexa search, which is great news for all the Alexa users out there. This includes Disney Plus content. If you’re trying to access your Disney Plus account through Amazon Firestick or TV and you’re not sure what to do, follow these steps:
- Go to your Fire TV’s home screen and select the To search option (top left corner).
- Type in “Disney Plus”.
- You can see it in the suggestions. Scroll down if needed and then highlight the Apps and games queue.
- Select Disney+ and then select To get.
- Please wait for the app to install.
- Select Open and run Disney Plus.
That’s all. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean you get a free Disney Plus subscription. You still need to become a subscriber or sign up for the 7-day free trial.
Disney Plus vs Amazon Prime
The major streaming services are all well-known companies and they want nothing more than to monopolize the industry. But much remains to be done before that can happen. Disney Plus is the newest and it’s only fair to compare it to existing ones. Like Amazon Prime Video. How do they compare to each other?
Some may not consider it the most important part, but others respectfully disagree. The monthly price for Disney Plus is $7.99 and Amazon Prime Video, or just Prime Video, is $8.99. Obviously, Disney Plus is cheaper, but only for a dollar, and if you want to upgrade, remember that Amazon Prime offers other benefits and costs just $14.99 per month or $139 per year.
True, the most important parameter is the content. But even that is difficult to compare, because it is about what you like and for whom you buy the subscription. Is it for your kids and all the Pixar movies? Or do you like Tom Clancy adaptations and spy thrillers like Jack Ryan? Are you going to lean on Star Wars spin-off shows like The Mandalorian on Disney Plus? Or do you go back in time and laugh with The wonderful Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime?
How easy is it to access Disney Plus or Amazon Prime? Disney Plus is available on all Android devices, iOS, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV devices, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung TVs, and Amazon Fire TV. And all web browsers on your computer. Amazon Prime is supported on all of these and on TiVO boxes, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles.
What most people look for in user experience is simplicity. With Disney Plus, that’s about what you get. It looks the same on all devices and is intuitive. You can browse by category or by franchise. Which makes things easier. Also, Disney Plus doesn’t have as many titles as Prime.
Amazon Prime is a bit cluttered in the interface. First, they look different on Amazon’s home page or in the app than they do on an Amazon Fire TV device. Since Amazon also sells on-demand movies and TV shows, figuring out how to watch can be confusing.
When it comes to audio and video quality, they are pretty much the same. They both support 4K Ultra HD and HDR at no extra cost. Amazon Prime also supports up to three simultaneous streams, while Disney Plus supports up to four. Finally, Disney Plus allows you to download a title an unlimited number of times on up to 10 devices. And Amazon Prime allows 15 to 25 videos depending on where you are and on just two devices.
Disney Plus is cheaper, but doesn’t come with Amazon Prime
It’s cheaper on the face of it anyway, but now only $1 if you strictly use Prime Video. But if you’re reading this article, you’re probably subscribed to Amazon Prime and wondering if you’re getting Disney Plus too. The answer is no, unfortunately.
So what are you going to do? Let us know in the comments below.