The library of Disney’s streaming service isn’t that deep, even a year later. But I’m not entirely sure that’s a weakness. Disney Plus still costs about the same as a video game to have for an entire year – $70 / £60 / AU$89.99. In terms of hours invested, I’ve probably watched less than one hundred hours of Disney Plus in the past 12 months, most of that encompassing episodes of The Simpsons and The Mandalorian.
If you live in a household with children, though, who like to watch the same two or three movies over and over again, it’s likely getting far more usage. Disney Plus is still ultimately a family-focused service – and that market is served very well by the library of movies here.
In the US, that selection has slowly grown over the year, as major films have exited Netflix US and made the leap over to the service, including Solo and The Incredibles 2. Lots of originals are aimed at kids, too, like game shows and Diary of a Future President.
For adults, Disney Plus’s first year has been more about tentpole releases, like Hamilton, or The Mandalorian or the early release of Frozen 2 – there haven’t been that many of them, really.