(Disney+) is a great streaming service if you’re a Disney fan — and be real, who isn’t a Disney fan? — and if you’re on Verizon, things get even sweeter. Most Verizon customers are enjoying a free year of Disney+ right now thanks to Disney+ on Us, and once that year is up, customers on certain plans will not only get to keep using it for free, they’re getting upgraded to the Disney+ bundle with Hulu and ESPN+! Here’s what plans get the goods and how Disney+ on Us’s free year works.
Disney+ is a streaming service from Disney similar to Netflix and Amazon Prime, with movies, TV shows, and shorts. With content from Disney, Pixar, Fox, National Geographic, and Lucasfilm, Disney+ has been getting a lot of praise. Reviews have been positive and there are a lot of reasons to sign up for the service. Especially with a Verizon unlimited plan.
You can watch on more than your phone as well. With support for most major platforms, you can watch Disney+ on your TV, computer, tablet, and current generation game consoles. Quality is up to 4K with HDR with a compatible device. Video quality looks great on a smartphone display, especially OLED displays.
For the original Disney+ on Us, all current and new Verizon Unlimited plans were eligible for a free year of Disney+. Now with Verizon and Disney’s new agreement, the plans that get Disney + or the Disney Bundle are limited to the Play More Unlimited and Get More Unlimited plans, though the Start Unlimited and Do More Unlimited plans are eligible for six months of Disney+ for free.
If you have an eligible account, all you need to do is add your Disney+ account to your Verizon account in order to get that Disney movie magic back in your life. If you’re not on one of these plans already, let’s take a look at which one is best for you.
Verizon’s unlimited plans cover a wide range of budgets and needs offering unlimited LTE service on even its Start Unlimited plan. If you don’t need hotspot capabilities, cloud storage, or free music streaming with Apple Music, this plan can be a good fit. Keep in mind that video only streams at 480p on this plan. This is a pretty barebones unlimited plan and doesn’t come with any premium data, and it only comes with a 6-month trial of Disney+.
Premium data is what Verizon calls data that isn’t deprioritized. This means that your data speeds will remain high even when a tower is crowded. Deprioritized data will have to wait in line a bit longer for its connection if the tower is at or above capacity. For most people, this won’t be a huge issue and often will be unnoticeable, but for someone living in a dense area with congested networks, stepping up to the next plan can help your connection’s consistency.
Like the base plan, Do More Unlimited only streams video at 480p but comes with a massive 50GB of premium data, you’re free to stream much longer before you’ll get slowed down. You get 15GB of LTE hotspot data so you can watch on some of your other devices if you’re on the road. This plan only comes with a 6-month trial of Disney+.
If you want the highest quality video on the go, you’ll need to grab the Play More Unlimited or Get More Unlimited plan. Both plans come with 720p video streaming and have Apple Music included. Play More Unlimited has 25GB of premium data with 15GB of LTE hotspot data. Get More Unlimited knocks it up another notch with 75GB of premium data and a 30GB LTE hotspot.