Great news! Disney+ plus is hitting Australia, and in only around 90 days!
Disney is set to really shake up the streaming war with a service that will be including Star Wars and Marvel content, as well as a plethora of the company’s other licensed brands. Just before we get to what you need to know, take a look at the promo video that’s just been released for the service:
Yes, as you saw in the ad above, the streaming service will be arriving in Australia and New Zealand this year on November 19. Disney even has a webpage with a days-hours-minutes-seconds countdown that you can check out right HERE.
The Australian/NZ release date is a week after Disney+ drops in the US on November 12.
The big question is just how much are we going to have to fork out for the service, which will be an added cost for the many that already have services such as Netflix and Stan in their homes. Thankfully, the price is actually pretty good!
It’s $8.99 a month or $89 for a full year.
Not bad when you consider that basic-level prices for Netflix is $9.99/month and Stan is $10/month. Amazon Prime Video remains the cheapest of the giants in Australia at $6.99 per month.
No word as yet on whether Disney+ will have a free trial period to entice customers. It’s not like they will need it.
Disney+ is going to be available through most devices. The service will be able to be accessed through iOS, Apple TV, Android TV, Playstation, Xbox, Chromecast, and Sony android TVs, among others
There’s going to be a lot, and we mean a lot, that’s going to be attracting customers to the service. To put it simply, Disney+ will have nearly everything that’s under the Disney umbrella: Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Fox among the companies.
The service will include Marvel series such as WandaVision (with Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlett Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision); The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan); Loki (with Tom Hiddleston); and Hawkeye (with Jeremy Renner).
Star Wars shows include The Mandalorian (with Pedro Pascal, created by Jon Favreau); a still-untitled series that will serve as a prequel to Rogue One, with Diego Luna back as Cassian Andor; and – potentially – an Obi-Wan Kenobi series with Ewan McGregor back in the lead role.
There’s also the past and future movies in the Disney, Star Wars and Marvel libraries, as well as films under the Fox brand. The service will also, as reported by Deadline, eventually include reboots of Fox movie franchises Home Alone, Night At the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Cheaper By the Dozen.
Add to that a live-action/CG remake of Lady and the Tramp, a Love, Simon series, and (as that ad above showed) National Geographic content, among the many goodies.