Last week Disney announced that Australia would be one of the first countries in the world to get its dedicated streaming service, Disney+.
At $8.99 a month (or $89 for a year) it's going to be one of the cheapest streaming options available.
At the time there weren't any details around what that would get you in terms of picture quality or concurrent streams. As it turns out, it's a hell of a lot.
Disney+ is coming to Australia much sooner than anybody thought. In fact, it's going to be one of the first countries in the world to get the dedicated streaming service. And this is how much it's going to cost you and which devices you'll be able to get it on.
Unlike Netflix and Stan, Disney+ won't have a tiered pricing system. While its competitors charge more for HDR/4K content and extra screens, Disney+ is throwing all of that in for a baseline price.
$8.99 a month gets you HDR and 4K content as well as four concurrent streams. If you opt for the yearly price instead, it brings the cost down to about $7.40 a month.
None of the other major players offer so much for so little and it's a damn smart move to attract customers.
Where some may have questioned how much interest there would be in such a specific streaming service, this makes for a compelling argument.
Well played, Disney.
The service will be launching with a metric tonne of Disney films and TV shows, as well as content from Pixar, Star Wars, MCU and Fox. The along-awaited Star Wars original, The Mandalorian, will be launching on the service on day one in the U.S.
Disney+ will be launching in Australia in November.
We’ve got just over two months before the launch of Disney+, meaning many of us may be weighing whether to pull the plug on some of our other streaming services and instead opt into Disney’s enormous catalogue of movies, television, and originals — particularly given that its subscription price comes in lower than Netflix’s most affordable tier. But is it worth it?