DIS­NEY’S NEW HAPPINESS APP

Irish Daily Mail - - It’s Friday! - LINDA MAHER

SIT­TING in the pent­house suite of Dublin’s Spencer Ho­tel, I’m look­ing on in awe as the en­tire an­nals of the Dis­ney em­pire are un­veiled be­fore me. From classic movies to re­cent ac­tion hits and ev­ery­thing in between, it’s all now avail­able at your fin­ger­tips.

We’re here to get a first look at the Dis­neyLife app and I have to ad­mit, it’s se­ri­ously impressive. There are two chil­dren be­ing in­tro­duced to it with us and it’s as big a hit with them as it is with the adults in the room.

It’s de­signed to be used by fam­i­lies and each user can set up their own pro­file, which will not only al­low them to keep up to date with their own view­ings but also alerts them when things of in­ter­est are added. I imag­ine Elsa from Frozen and Buzz Lightyear will be among the most pop­u­lar. When you choose your char­ac­ter, your per­son­alised con­tent is orig­i­nally based on this choice, but ex­pands as you watch other things. For ex­am­ple, if you choose Elsa, Frozen, the spin-off short an­i­ma­tions, the sound­track, the books etc, will all pop up on your home screen.

The app con­tains more than 400 an­i­mated and live ac­tion movies such as Beauty & The Beast, Moana, Pi­rates of the Caribbean and clas­sics such as Big Busi­ness, live stream­ing of the brand’s TV chan­nels and more than 5,000 box set episodes, 7,000 songs from all of its films plus more than 250 reada­long books.

I find it in­cred­i­bly easy to use and nav­i­gate. Also, there are un­lim­ited down­loads, for trips long and short. This will of­fer hours of en­ter­tain­ment for Dis­ney fans young and old

Visit Dis­neyLife.com to start your one-week free trial, mem­ber­ship costs €6.99 a month there­after, with no an­nual con­tract so mem­bers may can­cel at any time.

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