Disney Plus has landed in Toronto, easing some of the shock from our historic November snowstorm.
Despite some technical challenges trying to access the platform, Canadians seem happy to cocoon with the player in the growing menu of TV options, but some users say they’ve encountered technical problems trying to access the streaming platform.
What perfect timing Toronto has over 10cm of snow and #DisneyPlus is out. Time to start my Disneyplus binge of the Simpsons, goof troop, recess, and everything else
— Kitt (@SplitKitt) November 12, 2019
Disney’s new streaming service is overflowing with an extensive library of Disney titles, that range from animated classics “The Lion King” to Disney TV movies from long ago. You can also access some selections from the 20th Century Fox film library (such as “Never Been Kissed,” “The Sound of Music” and “Home Alone”) which Disney recently bought.
“The Mandalorian,” the new Star Wars spinoff TV series, is among the most eagerly anticipated shows on Disney Plus, and it too encountered hiccups on its debut.
Disney, seeking to become a streaming giant, is entering a market filled with heavy competitors such as Netflix Inc., Amazon.com and Apple Inc. Rivals such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. are expected to launch next year.
It’s officially cold in Toronto and now I have #DisneyPlus, so basically there’s no need for me to leave the couch ever again
— Kayley Cheung (@kayleycheung) November 12, 2019
According to Canadian Press, some viewers say they were initially unable to play the episode when they pulled it up, while others could hear the audio from the show, but the image was pixelated.
Some Canadians complained Tuesday on social media they were unable to sign up for the service, or the they got error messages blocking them from the service.
— CNET (@CNET) November 12, 2019
Disney Plus costs $8.99 per month in Canada, or $89.99 per year, for a vast selection of offerings from Disney’s many brands, which include Pixar, Marvel and National Geographic.
There are plenty of original TV series and films, including an episodic update to “High School Musical,” and a live-action remake of “Lady and the Tramp.”