In September, Disney had a solid offer: order three years of the new streaming app Disney + at a reduced rate, and pay for it now. I bit.
I don’t regret it. Even at its regular price ($6.99 a month), it’s worth it.
Here’s how my first 20 minutes with the Disney + app went:
• Downloaded into my Roku. Since I got the app for the Star Wars content, I’ll likely be using the Roku–hooked up to the tv in the living room–as my default viewing option for Disney +. I had to search for the app, but once I found it, I entered my email and password.
It downloaded with no issue, and I watched the first 10 minutes of “The Mandalorian” with no issue. So far, success!
• Downloaded the app into my Fire. The Google App store had the app easy to find. It installed with no issue. I entered my email and password.
Then I found my first error message of the Disney + usage. Mickey and Pluto are in space suits.
• Downloaded the app into my iPhone. This was more of a challenge. The Apple store didn’t have the app available. To find it to download, I had to visit Disney.com, which got me on my way.
I had to enter my email address and password–twice–but the app installed on my iPhone 7 with no issue. I then watched another 10 minutes of “The Mandalorian.” Streaming picked up exactly where I left off on the Roku.
I haven’t tried any other platforms, and I haven’t tried the app again on the Fire. That’s for later tonight, when I have more time to dedicate. And I don’t regret this app. Its a strong offering into the pool of streaming options. Give it a chance.
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