Disney+ finally launched in the U.S. this week and, aside from some major technical issues on day one due to overwhelming demand, subscribers seem to be quite happy with what the Mouse House has brought to the table. Not only does the service feature a ton of original content, such as The Mandalorian and the Lady and the Tramp live-action remake, but Disney has also included a wide variety of movies and TV shows from the studio’s long history, spanning the decades. But if something is missing, subscribers can request that those movies or TV shows be added to the service.

Disney launched the streaming service largely so that they could compete with Netflix in the space. It’s a play for the future. Imitation, so they say, is the most sincere form of flattery, but Disney+ has included some features that sets it apart from other services on the market. To that point, it’s been discovered by several users that there is a request form, which allows for people to suggest titles that aren’t on the service presently. For those who wish to take advantage, we’ll walk you through how to do it.

At the bottom of the page on the Disney+ app, or website, there is a help section. After clicking on the help section, there is an option, located on the far right, that says “Give Feedback.” After clicking there, a dropdown menu appears and the option to “request a film or show” is available. After clicking on that option, users can request up to three titles before hitting the submit button. So those who want to see Sky High or The Muppet Show, for example, available to stream can make their voices heard.

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Netflix would probably have a difficult time implementing a similar feature. Netflix’s only real restriction is licensing content. Beyond that, they’re a catch-all for anything and everything. Disney, on the other hand, has a more specific goal with Disney+. While they’re utilizing titles and brands they got in the Fox merger, such as Avatar and National Geographic, it’s a Disney-centric platform. So title requests made earnestly will be more feasible to sort out and could help improve the overall user experience. That is, assuming Disney listens to the requests and makes use of them by bringing them to the service, whenever possible.

Disney+ has been off to a very solid start. Again, save for the early technical issues. Analysts had predicted that the service would garner between 10 and 18 million subscribers within the first year. Disney reported that they had 10 million subscribers already just a day after it launched in the U.S. That’s still a far-cry from the 150 million subscribers that Netflix boasts worldwide, but it’s one heck of a start. To subscribe to the service, or to request a movie or TV show, for those who are already subscribed, head on over to DisneyPlus.com.

Ryan Scott at Movieweb

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