Disney, one of the most famous names in film, has launched a new TV service, called Disney Plus. Coming to a living room near you.

Is it on my telly?

No, you'll need to add it. It's a streaming service, like Netflix or Amazon, which basically means you can get any show on the service, any time you want. You can get a monthly or yearly subscription rather than paying for individual shows.

So how does it work?

Go to the Disney Plus website and create an account. As well as downloading to your TV (it'll need to be a modern smart TV) you can download to your phone or tablet, or even games console, like Xbox or PS4. You can add it to a maximum of 10 devices and create seven separate profiles. This is very handy as it means each user can find their favourite shows personalised for them. Useful, too, if you have grandchildren staying occasionally.

How much does all that cost?

There's a seven-day free trial. Normally, it costs £5.99 per month. It's certainly better value than the Britbox which costs £5.99 for a diet of repeats from British TV. Sky's basic package is £25 per month which seems increasingly out of touch when Netflix is £8.99.

What's on it?

All the Disney classic movies, such as Bambi, from 1942, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, from 1937, as well as more up to date films such as Frozen and Inside Out.

That seems a bit limited?

Not really. Disney own, or have access to, films and shows from Lucas Film (Star Wars), Marvel, Pixar and Fox (The Simpsons).

Superheroes too?

Almost all the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films will be available to watch, including Avengers: Endgame and the Iron Man films.

Anything else?

Yup – you get family-friendly 20th Century Fox flicks such as Mrs Doubtfire and Avatar. There's National Geographic shows, too, including Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan and the intriguingly named Bizarre Dinosaurs.

Is it just for children?

Mostly, yes, but there are shows to appeal to adults, too, for instance all 30 seasons of The Simpsons are available, which is handy for the lockdown, and there's plenty of grown ups who love their superhero films.

Is it easy to use?

Yes, it's far more simple to find what you are looking for than, say, Amazon or Netflix, though it does have less content.

What happens once you've watched the old films?

The service will probably live or die on its new TV series. Highlights include weekly Star Wars show The Mandalorian. Other originals include the live-action Lady and the Tramp, High School Musical: The Series, Encore!, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Togo, Diary of a Future President, Forky Asks a Question and The Imagineering Story.

And if you get sick of watching TV?

You can always go for a walk. Just remember: no more than one hour and stay two metres apart.

Garry Scott