Disney+ Streaming Service in Australia: What You Need to Know

  • How Much Does Disney+ Cost?
  • How to Access Disney+
  • Disney Contents to Look Forward Too

Australia is one of the best places to enjoy the best streaming services. The industry is continuously expanding, with international and local providers going head to head in providing the best streaming service to the country. Among the top players in the industry is not accessible for almost every household in the country - Netflix, Stan, BINGE, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, and now Disney+ can be enjoyed for all your visual entertainment needs, right at the comfort of your homes.

Disney+ has extended its market and touch based in Australia and New Zealand in November 2019. It is the latest addition in the streaming service industry in the land down under. The service will feature movies and television series from Pixar, Marvel, Disney, National Geographic and Star Wars. All of this in one channel, making Disney+ an exciting and a stream service to watch out for in Aussie.

Timeless live-action movies, Star Wars series, Captain Marvel, Beauty and the Beast and Finding Dory are a few of the blockbuster films subscribers can look forward to from the service. Original movies will be featured in the streaming service as well. It is indeed an exciting time for the streaming service industry in Australia with Disney+ now on board.

To know what Disney+ offers, how to apply for a subscription, its cost, and the few other fun things to look forward to from the service, proceed reading this article.

How Much Does Disney+ Cost?

Disney+ currently offers a single subscription plan in Australia. It is available for AUD $8.99 per month or $89.99 per year. It is currently one of the cheaper choices among all the streaming services currently in the Australian market -cheaper than Netflix, Foxtel Now,  BINGE and Stan. Apple TV+ is available at $7.99 per month while Amazon Prime Video will cost you $6.99.

Compared to Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ offers a larger library, making it the current most affordable streaming service in Australia, price and content-wise. It can be streamed in four devices simultaneously in 4K and Dolby Atmos , a feature available in the premium subscription plans of Netflix and Stan.

It features a free 7-day trial. A Disney+ subscription also allows users to be logged in on 10 devices at the same time, organised in seven different profiles - one available for different members of your household. Other services offer six different profiles for its premium service subscription.

How to Access Disney+

Disney+ is available on your desktop or laptop computers via the Disney+ app. The application is also available in several iPhone devices - Apple TV, iPads and iPhones. Android devices, chromecast, select Sony televisions, Samsung smart televisions, XBox and the Amazon Fire TV stick also also feature the app.

User experience is similar to other available streaming services in Australia. Disney+ features horizontal carousels with movies and television series categorised according to genre, with recommendations, originals, feel good sports movies as well as reimagined Disney classics.

Disney Contents to Look Forward Too

Disney+ features several original movies in its content library. Movies such as the High School Musical series can be re-lived over and over through a Disney+ subscription. Marvel: Hero Project is also available in the channel. Other Disney+ originals available in the streaming service are the following:

  • Star Wars: The Mandalorian
  • Encore!
  • Lady and The Tramp the Movie
  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum
  • Forky Asks a Question
  • Sparkshorts
  • Family Sundays
  • Noelle
  • Pixar in Real Life
  • The Imagineering Story

A huge collection of movies can be enjoyed through the Disney+ service. The endearing adventures of the 101 Dalmatians, including the original movie from 1961 is available in the content library. The Alice in Wonderland movies, both from 1951 and 2010 can be streamed over and over again at Disney+. The Avengers, Avengers" Age of Ultron, Avengers: End Game and Avengers: Infinity War are among the top movies to look forward to watching, at the comfort of your digital device via Disney+.

Miley Cyrus' Hannah Montana the Movie and the Best of Both Worlds Concert is also available via Disney+. The Home Alone movies, all of Iron Man's solo movies, The Jungle Book, The Lion King and the Little Mermaid are also featured in Disney+ impressive library. Mulan and Mulan 2 will also be released via Disney+.

Several television shows will be also accessible via the service. Among the popular shows available through Disney+ include Boy Meets World, Brain Games, DuckTales 1987 and 2017, Elena of Valaon, Girl Meets World, Jake and The Neverland Pirates, Mickey Mouse Roadster Racers, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, X-Men, Marvel Rising, Ultimate Spider-Man, Agent Carter, Ant-Man Shorts, Avengers Secret Wars, Guardian of the Galaxies and many more.

With these huge collections of blockbuster movies and popular television and series, Disney+ will definitely attract a lot of Aussies, both young and old to try and relive their Disney experience.

The Disney+ Interface

Disney+ release in the United States had initial teething issues, but is still one of the most aesthetically appealing user-interfaces in the streaming service industry. The library can be filtered by genre, decade, and studio which makes searching your favourite titles a breeze.

Playback buttons are easy and run smoothly, with preview windows similar to that of Netflix in the fast-forward button. The feature is an edge Disney+ has over other Australian streaming services such as Foxtel and Stan.

Premium features are also available, without the extra cost through Disney+. Acccess to high-quality streaming such as HDR and 4K video are included in the $8.99 monthly service fee.

The content library featured in Disney+ stays forever. You do not have to worry about movies suddenly disappearing because Disney+ owns everything in its streaming catalogue. Your kids can watch the good old classic Disney movies over and over again.

The launch of Disney+ in Australia is an exciting period for the streaming service industry market in the country. It offers a refreshing and classic source of great movies, both old and new. It's presence in the market can also positively impact the streaming service options available to Aussies, with players in the streaming service industry gearing to improve their services, content offering, prices, and deals to be able to keep up with the competition. 

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