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Disney+ vs. Netflix – Which One Is Worth Paying For In Canada?

Disney+ vs. Netflix

Disney+ and Netflix are two of the best streaming platforms that have filled their libraries with on-demand movies and TV shows. Disney Plus is new in the streaming market as it launched In November 2019. Its library contains entertaining content from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic.

Netflix made its content available for streaming through the internet in 2007. It consists of entertaining shows and films, including its original content.

The two streaming giants have the best entertaining content available. But unfortunately, some of the titles are geo-restricted on Netflix, and you will not access them outside their permitted regions.  Also, Disney Plus isn’t available in many regions, and therefore, you will not access Disney Plus outside the regions where the platform is available.

Crazystreamers Canada has a guide on how to access geo-restricted platforms using the best VPNs available such as ExpressVPN.  For example, with ExpressVPN, you will access Netflix USA in Canada by connecting to a server based in the USA. Therefore, enabling you to access the Netflix USA library in Canada.

Also, you can access Disney Plus in regions where the platform is still unavailable by connecting to a server based in the USA.

With that said, which of the two is worth subscribing to in Canada? Below are some things you should consider before opting for a streaming platform.

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Plans and Pricing

Before you subscribe to a streaming platform, you should consider a few things, including the platform’s available plans and pricing.


A Disney+ monthly subscription is available for $8/month, which is $80 for an annual subscription.  Disney Plus bundle consisting of Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN is available for $11/month and $119 for an annual subscription. 

Opting for an annual subscription on either plan will save you a few bucks. Once subscribed to Disney Plus, you can connect four devices simultaneously.


Netflix has three plans available to choose from, with the basic plan available for 9.99 CAD, the standard plan for 16.49 CAD, and the premium plan available for 20.99 CAD. The basic Netflix plan doesn’t include HD content and only allows you to use only one screen.

The standard plan consists of HD content, but Ultra HD isn’t available. You can connect two simultaneous streams on the standard plan. 

Netflix premium plan allows you to connect four simultaneous streams. The plan has both HD and Ultra HD available.

Disney Plus Content

When it comes to movies, Disney Plus has over 700 titles available. Most titles are action superhero films such as Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, and many more. 

The streaming platform is also home to the science fiction genre, as it has the entire franchise of Star Wars, including The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and The Rise of Skywalker.

Disney Plus has family-friendly content with classic animation movies such as Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, and many more. Also, you will get Pixar films such as Wall-E, Cars, and all four installments of the Toy Story franchise.

Disney Plus Shows

Disney Plus is home to classic shows such as The Simpsons and many others. It also consists of Marvel shows such as Agents of SHIELD, Runaways, Loki, Ms. Marvel, etc. There are many shows on Disney+ coming from Disney Channel, such as The Mandalorian and National Geographic shows like The World According to Jeff Goldblum.

Most of the shows available on Disney+ are from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic, which are all suitable for family viewing.

But with the Disney Plus bundle that includes Hulu, you will get shows from FX and ABC that are suitable for mature audiences.

Netflix Movies

Netflix has a larger library with over 4000 movie titles available. Here, you will get classic hits such as Bad Boys, Clueless, Scarface, Men in Black, etc. The good thing about Netflix is that it consists of entertaining films suitable for a mature audience.

If you are a fan of supernatural films, Netflix won’t disappoint. The platform consists of entertaining films such as Morbius, The Old Guard, How I Became a Superhero and Spider-Man.

Netflix is also home to animation films, including Over the Moon, Sing 2, Koe no Katachi, A Whisker Away, Back to the Outback, and many more.

Netflix Shows

Netflix has a large library of shows consisting of different genres, such as The Sandman, Echoes, Peaky Blinders, and Clueless. If you are a fan of Sci-Fi, Netflix has got you covered with shows such as The Flash, The Black Mirror, Oats Studios, and Lost in Space.

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Netflix Vs. Disney Plus Original Content

Disney Plus has a large library of original content that can only be accessed on Disney Plus, for example, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, etc.

Netflix is known for creating original content, with most filling its library. Some of Netflix’s original shows include Hit & Run, 3%, Maid, Shadow, etc. Netflix is by far the best streaming platform when it comes to creating original content.

The difference between Disney Plus and Netflix is that Disney Plus still makes shows and movies for traditional TVs and theatres. But the content will be exclusive to Disney Plus.

Disney+ and Netflix Which one is Worth It

Both Disney Plus and Netflix offer a large library of quality TV shows and movies for those interested in cutting the cable. Disney Plus is the newest streaming platform between the two and already offers a large library of content from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic.

On the other hand, Netflix offers an extensive library filled with popular TV shows, Hollywood films, and its original award-winning content.

Between the two, only Disney Plus offers a free trial in Canada. You can access Disney Plus for free in Canada for 7-days. Also, when it comes to pricing, Disney Plus is cheaper than Netflix. 

The bundle of Disney Plus that includes Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+ costs more than Netflix, but it gives you plenty of options. But Netflix remains the best streaming platform. It has an extensive library with amazing content of different genres giving you unlimited options.

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If possible, it would be great to subscribe to Disney Plus and Netflix and enjoy all the content available on the two streaming giants. Choosing the right platform will depend more on the kind of content that interests you. For example, if you are a fan of Marvel films, opting for Disney Plus will be the right decision, for there are plenty of Marvel films available on Disney Plus.

Opting for Netflix means you will access a large library filled with entertaining movies and TV shows and high-quality original content.

It’s all up to you to decide which one is worth subscribing to in Canada.

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