Recently we were asked to try out DisneyLife and both H and I have been very excited to see the range and quality of entertainment available. DisneyLife is a digital membership service, which offers Disney’s biggest collection of entertainment, including movies, books, music and TV episodes, all together in one place. Available at www.DisneyLife.com, the App Store and Google PlayTM, you can sign-up now for a free one month trial, plus as a multi-user account for families comes as standard, the whole family (up to 6 different profiles) can watch on different devices for a monthly price of £9.99. The idea is that you can enjoy Disney wherever you are, so you can watch it on holiday using your hotel wi-fi for instance (through a UK internet connection, or prior UK download from the app) and you’ll have access to a lot more than you could store on the average tablet. The new service will also include built-in controls, so that you can set time limits on your children’s profiles for weekday and weekend use.
There are some classic films available to watch. H was over the moon to see his personal favourite Disney film: Race to Witch Mountain (for some reason we have never got around to buying the DVD). I’ve enjoyed introducing H to some classic Disney movies and revisiting others, including 101 Dalmatians, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Lion King.
As well as the movies that you might expect, there’s a lot of other content available on DisneyLife. If you look beyond the films, you’ll find special extras like Pixar Mini Movies, deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes; plus you can redeem one free download every month from a selection of fun Disney apps with your monthly membership. Movies, books and kids TV series are available in up to five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. An easy-to-use app designed for all ages, DisneyLife allows fans to explore Disney stories and characters through a rich and colorful interface unlike any other. Stream instantly or temporarily download an ever-expanding digital library of hundreds of movies and books, as well as thousands of songs and TV episodes .
Generally we have found the app really easy to use. We did have a couple of hiccups setting up though. I tried to set up DisneyLife using my existing Disney logon, but failed. Setting up a new one proved very easy though and hasn’t caused a problem. We also had some initial problems with the app buffering, but some quick and effective help from Disney’s support team quickly sorted this issue out and it hasn’t reoccured. So we are really pleased with how the app works and with the support available.
I’ve enjoyed exploring the wealth of options on DisneyLife from the documentaries (sometimes about the making of films, but also about nature and science); classic cartoons including some vintage Mickey Mouse; and Disney Channel box sets of episodes. My sister’s children will be staying with us soon as they return from Australia and I think it will prove very useful then as we don’t have many DVDs that would appeal to my 4-year-old niece.
Disclosure: I was gifted a 6 month subscription in return for an honest review of the service.