Streaming Service Showdown

Netflix, yes we have all heard of it, and many of us have used it while we should have been studying for a test or doing homework. Around 27% of the world’s Internet has used Netflix, that’s almost 150 million people. We all know Netflix as one of the best streaming services around, but a new service has stepped into the ring. A name we all recognize and remember from our childhood.


More specifically Disney+. Disney+ launched on Nov. 12 and was an immediate hit. Within the first day, over 10 million people signed up for Disney+ across the United States, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, Puerto Rico, and New Zealand. Although Disney+ was able to reach a multitude of countries from its release in Nov. Disney fans in select European countries will have to wait until next year to watch some of their favorite Disney shows.

Like the name suggests Disney+ is so much more than what users may initially expect. It includes Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, National Geographic and, of course, our favorite Disney classics. 

Disney+ has something for everyone, whether you’re a fan of the late 2000s T.V. series such as “Wizards of Waverly Place” or you’re in it for the classics like “Bambi” and “The Aristocats”. From your favorite Pixar movie to the latest and most action-packed Avengers movie. Whether it’s “The Empire Strikes Back” or following the migrations of animals across the world, Disney+ has got you covered. 

All Disney content has been taken off Netflix and other streaming services. However, if you need a throwback to your childhood you can tune into Netflix. Netflix recently announced a multiyear partnership with Nickelodeon to compete with the excitement of Disney+.

Much like Netflix, Disney+ features a variety of new and original content, including a live-action remake of “Lady and the Tramp”, “The Mandalorian” a live-action series in the Star Wars universe, and a series discussing the science of familiar objects hosted by Jeff Goldblum, along with many more. Although there is a lot of original content to choose from, Netflix still reigns with it’s hit series like “Stranger Things”. 

I think both of the streaming services will be able to coexist. They have their similarities but each one offers different features for users. We will be the ones to decide who wins the great streaming service showdown, or whether the two providers can share the title for best streaming service.