After 84 years (okay, a week) of watching the U.S. chat about Disney+ and The Mandalorian, it’s finally Australia’s turn.
Last week we warned you to not get too excited. Despite Disney+ news running rampant online, Australia had to wait until November 19.
Well it’s nearly here and we have the exact release times.
While we don’t know the full suite of content that will be hitting the service in Australia, we did get a glimpse of about half of it from a Instagram post that Disney+ Australia posted last week.
In addition to the vast back catalogue of Disney-produced content (I’ll be watching Bedknobs and Broomsticks immediately), we’re also going to see the likes of Star Wars and Captain Marvel.
We’re also unsure if Australia will be getting shows like The Simpsons due to it being on Foxtel here, or some of the non-PG content.
In the U.S. Disney+ is being bundled with the likes of Hulu, which Disney also owns, so people can enjoy some of the non family-friendly content as well.
What we do know is that the service will cost $8.99 a month, or $89 for a full year, which gives you up to four concurrent screens and HD + 4K content.
It will compatible with iOS, Apple TV, Android TV, Playstation, Xbox, and Chromecast among others.
In terms of what time it will launch, it will go live at 9am AEDT (NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT), 8am AEST (QLD), 8:30am ACDT (SA), 7:30am ACST (NT) and 6am AWST (WA).
We’ll be back with more info once the platform launches in Australia tomorrow. Fingers crossed that it’s a smooth roll out.
Over a year after it was first announced, Disney+ is finally arriving next week in Australia, and is full of cartoons, superheroes, and space wizards for you to gawk at. Last week, Gizmodo got a chance to check out the new streaming service app in its final form and speak with the team behind Disney+’s launch.Read more