Talk of Disney+ has been doing the rounds for some time now, but today the entertainment giant has firmed up details on the streaming platform rollout, which includes plenty of reasons for Australian fans of the franchise to get excited about.
Disney has now confirmed that Disney+ will launch in Australia on November 19th, a week after it launches in North America.
There was previous discussion around who Disney will partner with to facilitate the global role out, with some mentions of a deal with Stan. The announcement today has confirmed Disney has inked global distribution agreements with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Sony.
This means that Australians can subscribe “directly or via in-app purchase” via just about all Apple products including Apple TV, Google / Android devices including Chromecast, Xbox One, Sony platforms including PS4 as well as Roku streaming devices.
Another point of discussion was the price. The recent announcement has confirmed Disney+ will cost Australians $8.99AUD per month (or $89.99 per year) which is $1 cheaper than Netflix’s entry level package. It’s unclear right now if there will be more advanced (and more expensive) packages available for Disney+. For example, the premium Netflix package currently sets Aussies back $17.99 a month.
If rumours surrounding exclusive content for Disney+ are true, including plans for a Ewan McGregor-fronted Obi Wan Kenobi series, or the confirmed Mandalorian series, Aussies will more than likely pay whatever they need to to get their fix.
While a bundle package featuring assess to ESPN+ and Hulu has been confirmed for US subscribes, no such plan has been confirmed for other territories. Until such an announcement comes, we’ll be occupied consuming content from titles including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.