Disney+ launched a week ago, and with it came a slew of reviews and hot takes from all over the internet. Is it worth the price? Will it be a Netflix killer? Can it bake the perfect loaf of bread? At this point, it feels like a mixed bag.

The Pros:

  • Lots of classic Disney material and a decent selection of recent releases.
  • Apps for most major hardware.
  • 4K UHD content available for those who can take advantage.
  • No ads.
  • Great for kids and family content.

The Cons:

  • Not a lot of new original content, and the stuff that is there is just okay.
  • No watched indicator on already seen content.
  • The add to watchlist button always shows + even when the content is already added.
  • Some of the content listed is not even available now. Certain movies say that they will not be available until the end of 2020. It is misleading to have them listed in with all the content. Make a separate section for things coming soon (and not so soon).
  • Some content is split into separate series instead of one show (i.e. Forky Has a Question and Spark Shorts).
  • No rating system for better recommendations.
  • No mature content.
  • The bundled services are all separate apps instead of being incorporated all in one (e.g. channels in Amazon Video).

I am not someone who rewatches a lot of content, so Disney+ does not have a lot to offer me. The price is low enough where it does not matter though, so it will sit there and be sporadically used. I am excited for some of the upcoming original shows, but given how hollow The Mandalorian feels right now, I am leery of future offerings. I am frustrated by the little issues in the app, but am sure that will all be tweaked in time. If you have kids that want to watch the same stuff over and over, this is probably a no brainer. If you prefer binge watching shows and are looking for new content, then this is not the place to be. Netflix has a ton of great original content, and right now Disney+ cannot compete when it comes to my viewing preference and experience.