You can tell a lot about a service by what it prioritizes on its home screen.
With the new Disney + service the focus is initially organized by fan base, with different silos for the company’s various studios and the fans that follow them.
As the company gets the service off the ground — and casts about for content to stuff it with — curation is increasingly important.
I spent some time reviewing the app and its features at the D23 expo and it seems the emphasis of quality over quantity in content didn’t necessarily extend to the app itself.
While there’s going to be a rich content library of old and new titles — Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars classics and a mix of Fox content (chiefly “The Simpsons”) featured prominently on the home screen — other content is going to be a little bit more difficult to find.
Navigation over to the sidebar is required to find the new Disney+ original series (including the acquisitions like the “Diary of a Female President” series that Disney ordered earlier in the year.