• What is Star, and how is it related to Disney+?
  • What content is on Star?
  • When will Star be coming to Australia?

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WHAT IS STAR?  

Star is a new Disney streaming platform that is more focussed on content that’s more adult oriented than the family-friendly Disney+. Star will be a part of the existing Disney+ subscription and will feature thousands more TV series, films, and original titles that you’ll soon be able to stream to your heart's content

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STAR AND DISNEY PLUS?

The Disney Company is sitting on an absolute abundance of content, and the titles that are currently on Disney Plus (which is more often than not stylised as Disney+) are only the tip of the iceberg. Disney+ has only been around since November of 2019, and it already has close 90 million subscribers based on their family friendly model, and while they’ve not yet caught up to the subscription numbers that Netflix boasts, it’s expected that the added option of a more adult-geared streaming platform can only add more wind to their streaming sales.  

 While Disney+ still features content that falls under the American PG-13 rating (which loosely equates to the Australian M rating), Disney is nonetheless extremely selective about which of their copious content is family-friendly enough to live on Disney+. This policy has kept a lot of Disney-owned content - such as the R Rated “Deadpool” films - from being welcomed into the Disney+ stables. Disney+ even went as far as digitally censoring a second of Daryl Hannah’s buttocks in the 1984 film “Splash”.

But it’s not just the more adult titles that have been kept off Disney+; it’s also anything and everything that’s already streaming on Hulu. Unlike Disney+, which is wholly owned by the Walt Disney Company, Hulu is a joint venture between Disney and NBCUniversal, and it’s something that’s been notoriously difficult to access in Australia. Simply put, Hulu doesn’t have the appropriate licensing right to stream its content here, so while some Australians have had limited success in accessing it content through VPN trickery, they still risked copping steep fines by doing so (especially those who provided a fake address while signing up). 

But that looks like it might be water under the bridge, as all of that Hulu content will now be available to stream in Australia though Star. The Star platform will be seen as a separate “channel” to Disney+, and will also include parental controls so that mums and dads can still keep their household viewing 100% family-friendly should they wish. So whether you’ve been hanging out for the bloodthirsty action of “Deadpool 2”, or simply the wholesome comedy of “Bob’s Burgers”, your day in the sun has arrived!

WHEN IS STAR COMING TO AUSTRALIA? 

It's here now! Star hit Australia on the 23rd of February 2021. It will also launched in New Zealand, Canada and the UK. At this stage, Star won’t be hitting America at all, as Hulu is still fully operational and ubiquitous in the states, so introducing a double-up of the content and then asking people to pay for it seems like a wasted effort.  

SO HOW MUCH WILL DISNEY+ STAR COST? 

If you’re a current Disney+ subscriber in Australia, then we’ve got some slightly good news, and some slightly bad bad news. The good news is that Star will be included in your regular Disney+ service, no additional subscriptions or sign ups required. The slightly bad news is that this means there’s going to be a hike in your regular Disney+ subscription price, whether you want that new Star content or not.

From the February 23rd 2021 launch date, Disney+ subscriptions will be:

  • $11.99 for a monthly subscription.

  • $119.99 for an annual subscription.

That’s a little bit of a climb from the previous price of $8.99 per month or $89 for a yearly subscription, but it’s worth considering that the cost of streaming service platforms will often increase over time, so given the amount of additional content customers will be getting in exchange for the extra cost, it’s really not bad bang for your buck. Well, that’s assuming there’s content on there that you actually want to watch… but given the sheer amount of titles they’re offering from the get-go, it may be worth your consideration.

There is also a slight caveat for anyone who’s currently on a yearly Disney+ subscription - your contract will be honoured for six months, with the change in price taking effect for the next monthly or annual renewal date following the 22nd of August 2021. This also goes for anyone who signed up for a new yearly subscription before the Star launch date.

HOW DO I GET DISNEY+ STAR?

 If you’re not already a Disney+ subscriber, you can sign up to Star & Disney+ content here

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WHAT’S ON DISNEY+ STAR?

Quite a lot! Scroll down for a squiz at the cavalcade of content that’s already been announced for Star. Then maybe take a look at some unlimited data plans, because it looks like you’re going to need them!

MOVIES ON DISNEY+ STAR

  • The 13th Warrior

  • 42 to 1

  • 9 to 5

  • Adam (2009)

  • The Air Up There

  • The Alamo

  • Anna and the King

  • Annapolis

  • Another Earth

  • Another Stakeout

  • Anywhere But Here

  • Arachnophobia

  • Australia

  • Bachelor Party

  • Bad Ass

  • Bad Company (2002)

  • Bad Company (AKA: Tool Shed)

  • Bad Girls (1994)

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

  • Baggage Claim

  • The Banger Sisters

  • Be Water

  • Beaches

  • Before and After (1996)

  • Belle

  • Beloved (1998)

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

  • Best Laid Plans

  • Big Trouble

  • Billy Bathgate

  • Black Nativity

  • Borat

  • Boys Don't Cry

  • Braveheart

  • Breaking and Entering

  • Bringing Out the Dead

  • Broadcast News

  • Brokedown Palace

  • Broken Lizard's Club Dread

  • Brothers in Exile

  • Brown Sugar

  • Bubble Boy

  • Bulworth

  • Bushwhacked

  • Can't Buy Me Love

  • Casanova (2005)

  • Catch That Kid

  • Cedar Rapids

  • Chain Reaction

  • Chasing Tyson

  • Choke

  • The Clearing

  • Cleopatra (1963)

  • Cocktail

  • Cocoon: The Return

  • Cold Creek Manor

  • The Color of Money

  • Come See The Paradise

  • The Comebacks

  • Commando (1985)

  • Con Air

  • Conan the Barbarian

  • Confetti

  • Consenting Adults

  • A Cool Dry Place

  • Cousin Bette

  • Crazy/Beautiful

  • Crimson Tide

  • The Crucible

  • Cyrus

  • Damien - Omen II

  • The Darjeeling Unlimited

  • Dark Water

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

  • The Day the Series Stopped

  • Day Watch

  • Deadpool 2

  • Dead Presidents

  • Deep Rising

  • Deion's Double Play

  • The Devil Wears Prada

  • Devil's Due

  • Die Hard 2

  • Die Hard with a Vengeance

  • Double Take

  • Down and Out in Beverly Hills

  • Down Periscope

  • Dragonball: Evolution

  • Dreaming of Joseph Lees

  • Drive Me Crazy

  • The Drop

  • Duets

  • The East

  • Ed Wood

  • The Edge

  • Encino Man

  • Enemy of the State

  • Enough Said

  • Evita

  • Exodus: Gods and Kings

  • The Fab Five (2011)

  • Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • The Favourite

  • The Final Conflict

  • Firestorm (1998)

  • The Fly (1986)

  • For the Boys

  • Four Falls of Buffalo

  • French Connection II

  • The French Connection

  • From Hell

  • Gentlemen Broncos

  • A Good Day to Die Hard

  • Good Morning, Vietnam

  • The Good Son (1993)

  • A Good Year

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

  • The Great White Hype

  • Grosse Pointe Blank

  • Guilty As Sin

  • Gun Shy

  • The Happening

  • Here on Earth

  • High Fidelity

  • High Hells and Low Lifes

  • Hitchcock

  • Hoffa

  • Holy Man

  • Hope Springs (2003)

  • I Heart Huckabees

  • I Love You, Beth Cooper

  • I Origins

  • I Think I Love My Wife

  • Idiocracy

  • In America

  • In Her Shoes

  • Independence Day

  • Independence Day: Resurgence

  • Inventing the Abbotts

  • Jennifer's Body

  • The Jewel of the Nile

  • John Tucker Must Die

  • Johnson Family Vacation

  • Jordan Rides the Bus

  • Joshua

  • Just Married

  • Just Wright

  • Kingdom Come

  • Kissing Jessica Stein

  • Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

  • Ladyhawke

  • The Ladykillers (2004)

  • Last Dance (1996)

  • Le Divorce

  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

  • Live Free or Die Hard

  • Looking for Richard

  • Mad Love (1995)

  • The Man From Snowy River

  • Margaret

  • Martha Marchy May Marlene

  • MASH

  • Max Payne

  • The Maze Runner

  • Medicine Man

  • Melinda and Melinda

  • Metro

  • Miami Rhapsody

  • Miller's Crossing

  • Moulin Rouge (2001)

  • My Father the Hero

  • Mystery, Alaska

  • The Namesake

  • Nature Boy

  • Never Die Alone

  • The Newton Boys

  • Night Watch (2006)

  • No Mas

  • Nothing to Lose

  • Notorious

  • Office Space

  • One Hour Photo

  • Oscar and Lucinda

  • The Other Woman (2014)

  • Our Family Wedding

  • Out to Sea

  • Pathfinder (2007)

  • Phat Girlz

  • Phone Booth

  • Planet of the Apes (1968)

  • Planet of the Apes (2001)

  • Pony Excess

  • The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

  • Post Grad

  • Powder

  • The Preacher's Wife

  • Pretty Woman

  • Primeval

  • The Puppet Masters

  • The Pyramid

  • Quills

  • Quiz Show

  • Ravenous

  • Rebound

  • Renaissance Man

  • Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise

  • The Ringer

  • The Rocker

  • Romancing the Stone

  • Ruby Sparks

  • Runaway Bride

  • Rushmore

  • Ruthless People

  • The Savages

  • Say it Isn't So

  • The Scarlet Letter

  • Sea of Shadows

  • The Secret Life of Bees

  • Separate Lies

  • The Sessions

  • Shadow Conspiracy

  • Shallow Hal

  • Shining Through

  • The Siege

  • Signs

  • Simon Birch

  • A Simple Twist of Fate

  • The Sitter (2011)

  • Six Days, Seven Nights

  • Sleeping with the Enemy

  • Solaris

  • Someone Like You

  • Soul Food

  • Spy Hard

  • Stakeout

  • Starship Troopers

  • Stoker

  • Super Troopers (2002)

  • Surrogates

  • Swing Kids

  • Taxi (2004)

  • Terminal Velocity

  • Thank You for Smoking

  • There's Something About Mary

  • The Thin Red Line (1999)

  • Three Fugitives

  • The Three Stooges (2012)

  • Titan AE

  • Tombstone

  • Toys

  • Trapped in Paradise

  • Tristan & Isolde

  • Up Close & Personal

  • VI Warshawski

  • Veronica Guerin

  • The Village (2004)

  • Von Ryan's Express

  • Waiting to Exhale

  • Waitress

  • Waking Life

  • The War of the Roses

  • The Watch (2012)

  • The Waterboy

  • The Way Way Back

  • What's Love Got to Do With It

  • When a Man Loves a Woman

  • White Men Can't Jump

  • William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet

  • Win Win

  • Woman on Top

  • Working Girl (1988)

  • The X-Files: I Want to Believe

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TV SHOWS ON DISNEY+ STAR

  • The 2000s: The Decade We Saw It All

  • 24

  • 24: Legacy

  • The 80s: The Decade That Made Us

  • 9/11 Firehouse

  • The 90s: The Last Great Decade?

  • 9-1-1

  • According to Jim

  • Alias

  • American Dad

  • Animal Fight Night

  • Apocalypse World War War I

  • Apocalypse: The Second World War

  • Atlanta

  • Big Sky

  • Black-Ish

  • Bloody Tales of Europe

  • Bloody Tales of the Tower

  • Bones

  • Brothers & Sisters

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • Buried Secrets of WWII

  • Burn Notice

  • Castle

  • Code Black

  • Cougar Town

  • Desperate Housewives

  • Devious Maids

  • Drugs, Inc

  • Family Guy

  • Feud: Bette and Joan

  • Firefly

  • Flashforward

  • The Fosters

  • The Gifted

  • Glee

  • Grey's Anatomy

  • Helstrom

  • The Hot Zone

  • How I Met Your Mother

  • Inside North Korea's Dynasty

  • The Killing

  • LA 92

  • Lance

  • Lie to Me

  • Lost

  • Love, Victor

  • Mafia Confidential

  • Maradona Confidential

  • Mars

  • Modern Family

  • OJ: Made in America

  • Perception

  • Prison Break

  • Raising Hope

  • Resurrection

  • Revenge

  • Rosewood

  • Scandal

  • Scream Queens

  • Scrubs

  • Sleepy Hollow

  • Snowfall

  • Solar Opposites

  • Sons of Anarchy

  • The Strain

  • Terra Nova

  • Terriers

  • Trust

  • Ugly Betty

  • Ultimate Survival WWII

  • Valley of the Boom

  • Witness to Disaster

  • WWII Bomb Hunters

  • The X-Files

  • Young & Hungry

 

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