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25 February 2021

Disclosure - This post is in collaboration with Disney+ however we are subscribers of the service already so any thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own.

We have been subscribers to Disney+ since it was DisneyLife and have watched it grow over the years to include Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, National Geographic and The Simpsons. Just when we thought it couldn't get any bigger, Disney+ also now includes Star and also new easy to use parental controls.

Boys watching TV


What Is Disney+
Disney+ is the streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. Disney+ brings you exclusive originals with new feature films, shows, short-form content, including the world's first live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian - streaming only on Disney+. You can also watch the new Marvel mini series WandaVision. 

As a Disney+ subscriber you have unlimited access to thousands of the Disney movies and shows that are completely advert free offering you a high-quality viewing experience with unlimited downloads on up to 10 devices.

What's New?
As mentioned Star on Disney+ was launched on 23rd February alongside a new feature for parental controls. 

Parental Controls on Disney+


Parental Controls
Disney+ offers robust parental controls to ensure that Disney+ remains a suitable viewing experience for everyone in the family. We have three adults at home and little J who will be turning 8 soon so I was eager to find out how subscribers can set access limits on mature content and also create PIN-protected profiles to give us parents and guardians peace of mind.

Easy To Use
When opening Disney+ for the first time after the launch of Star on Disney+, subscribers will be asked
if they want to opt in to access mature content. This will change the content rating on their profile from 14+ to 18+. Opting in as an 18+ subscriber will give you the full content catalogue available within Star on Disney+. If you choose 'Not Now' your content will set to a rating of 14+, which gives you limited access to the Star catalogue on Disney+. 

Once you decide to make the change and have full access to the Star catalogue on Disney+ you enter your password to confirm the change.
 
As I said earlier we are a household of 3 adults and 1 child and as every household is different Disney+ allows you to create up to seven profiles per account. This allows each profile to have a viewing experience tailored to their age. 

When you click on the main account avatar there is an option to edit profiles. You can click on each profile to edit the content rating for each member of your family. 

It was really easy to turn on parental controls, however this could not be done on our TV we had to do it from a mobile device or desktop. If you do need any help setting up the parental controls there is a short 1 minute video 

Parental Controls on Disney+


The content rating options are 0+, 6+, 9+, 12+, 14+, 16+ and 18+. Content ratings provide guidance for parents and children on all TV series and movies. Each TV series and movie on Disney+ has been given a specific rating to offer a recommendation on its suitability. 

I thought it would be a good idea to give an example of movies and series for each content rating.

0+ Disney Junior series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, The Sound oO Music
6+ Disney Pixar movie - Soul
9+ Disney Tim Burton movie Alice in Wonderland, We Bought A Zoo
12+ Marvel Series WandaVision
14+ Star on Disney+ original Big Sky
16+ Comedy movie Borat
18+ Drama Crime Series Sons of Anarchy

Kids Profiles
Kids profiles are also an option that can be selected on Disney+. These profiles are specifically designed to be used by a younger audience and feature a unique design and user experience. All content available in this profile has a content rating of 7 and below, and will not include any content that features a content advisory warning.

Kid Proof Exit
If your child decides to click to exit their kids profile the kids proof exit feature makes it harder to leave a kids profile with the addition of an exit question. This feature can be found under a new Parental Controls menu, within Settings and account verification will be required to turn this feature on.

Profile Pin
An extra feature to provide parents with peace of mind that their child will not access mature content now available with Star on Disney+ is a profile pin. Account holders can secure profiles set to an 18+ content rating with a profile pin. 

After we had set up our Star on Disney+ access to 18+ it did ask us if we wanted to create a profile pin then however account holders can set a pin at any time under profile settings.

Star tile on Disney+


Star On Disney+
Now that you have set up your parental controls you can explore the whole new world of entertainment. Star is now fully integrated in to Disney+ and offers over 75 TV series, 280 movies and four Star Originals plus new content will be uploaded every week too.

Star has its own tile on the Disney+ home page. When you click it, it will bring up a choice of movies and series based on genre, featured or our favourite bingeable series

TV Series
When I saw the list of TV series that will be available my eye instantly went to Grey's Anatomy. Grey's is a favourite of mine and I know how popular the show is so I think this will be a very popular choice with the first 15 full series available to watch. 

John is looking forward to X Files. He has been wanting to binge watch the series for years but never got round to it so that will definitely be on our 'to watch' list. 

Grey's Anatomy and X Files are just 2 of over 75 series available including Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Modern Family, Glee and How I Met Your Mother to name a few. 

Movies
280 new movies are available to with Star on Disney+ so you will never be stuck for something to watch. I have checked the whole list and there are so many to look forward to including Pretty Woman, Shallow Hal, Moulin Rogue, The Devil Wears Prada, Die Hard 2 and 275 more!

Originals
One of my favourite features of Disney+ is the originals available. Originals are exclusive to Disney+ and I am pleased to say that Star has an initial four originals of their own. 

Crime thriller Big Sky
Love, Simon spin-off series Love,Victor 
Adult animated sitcom Solar Opposites
Drama series Helstrom

How Much Does Star On Disney+ Cost?
Star on Disney+ is included in your Disney+ subscription. If you are already a subscriber, the Star on Disney+ content will be available from 23rd February 2021. 

If you do not subscribe to Disney+, UK customers can subscribe for £7.99 per month, or £79.90 annually (annual price available at most retailers). 

Full details on how to subscribe will be available on Disneyplus.com. Current prices for existing subscribers (prior to 23 February) will be honoured for six months, with the price change taking effect on the monthly or annual renewal date following 23rd August 2021.

Disney+ is a service that offers so much entertainment in our home and the addition of Star on Disney+ has given us a whole new range of entertainment to enjoy.

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38 comments:

  1. We only just got Disney+ and haven't checked Star out yet but definitely will - looks like there's tons of good stuff to watch on there 😊😊

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  2. Yes I love Disney Plus - I like all the movies!

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  3. I love that there is parental control now. Erin never goes on this alone but it’s definitely something to have to help keep our kids safe.

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  4. We don’t have Disney channel at present

    Anthony Harrington

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  5. Am loving WandaVision, just sad there's only 2 episodes left ans The Mandalorian is great too!

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  6. We don't have Disney Plus (yet) but we love Disney films, Hakuna Matata!

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  7. We don't have Disney+ as we already have Netflix and don't want to pay for another service, but I love the child proof features you have described. Netflix does allow the kids profiles and setting age limits, but the added kids proof exit feature sounds like a brilliant idea!

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  8. So important to put parental controls on! We have Disney+ and I've put appropriate content restrictions on. I can't wait to start watching!

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  9. I do have Disney+ and I am really enjoying WandaVision

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  10. The Mandalorian is a fantastic show. I'm not normally a big fan of Star Wars, but thought this was a brilliant series, and so easy to get into!

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  11. I have Disney+ and my favourite show at the moment is wandavision 😀

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  12. Love the sound of the easy-to-use parental controls and PIN-protected profiles - sounds like a great way to keep your family safe.

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  13. I would love to have Disney+ but we have to wait until we are together with my daughter as she has it.

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  14. I was looking through Star yesterday and loving the selection on there. It is good there is parental controls as well

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  15. We love Disney plus and have had the parental control on from the start. It’s definitely a must isn’t it :)

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  16. We love our Disney+ membership, but I'm really glad that they have the parental controls as our 4 year old is lethal with working his way around the remote! Can't wait to catch up on some of the movies on Star!

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  17. I just got the alert about setting up pin numbers for this on disney plus. Although we don't have kids and don't need it, but it's good to know there's an option x

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  18. This is brilliant. There should be parental control with things like this, so I am glad that they have done this x

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  19. the mandalorian is my fave on disney+

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  20. Disney Plus is great for families. I love that there is the parental control function.

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  21. Not having any children in our house we don't need parental controls but we have been catching up on all the Marvel shows & re-watched the films in timeline order. Love Disney+

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  22. kayleigh cheeseman26 February 2021 at 19:30

    sadly i dont have disney plus

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  23. We love Disney Plus but haven’t checked this out yet!

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  24. We love Disney+ but I haven't yet looked at Star - will definitely have to have a look in more detail! I might have to sit and watch all of Greys!

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  25. We've just decided to treat the family and get it! I'm sure there'll be an amazing selection of shows to choose from. A happy household for months ahead!

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  26. Im watching agents of shield from the begining , all seven seasons and loving it

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  27. Love the original movies!
    Parental controls are great!

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  28. I dont, my TV didn't support it unfortunately, new one will be purchased soon though! My favourite Disney movie is Pocohontas!

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  29. We don't have Disney+, but are thinking about it.

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  30. I haven't got the Disney channel but I do love the films they make.

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  31. I love Disney plus and excited for star to be added but did not know much about parental controls so this is useful.

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  32. We've had Disney from day 1 but don't bother with parental controls.

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  33. Ahh this sounds good. Sadly we cancelled our Disney Plus as wasn't watching enough!

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  34. I adore how much range there is on Disney+ and I'm so intrigued to learn everything that Star has - I need to get this asap!

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