First announced as part of the annual Disney investor day in December 2020, the Disney Star streaming brand is now live. It has been integrated into its Disney Plus service in many international markets and will expand to more markets later this year.
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So what is Star, and what can Disney Plus subscribers watch when they click or tap on the brand? Here’s everything we know about the service so far.
What is Disney Star?
Disney Star is the brand name that Disney is using for a section of Disney Plus in most international countries. It’s similar to the Marvel, Pixar, Disney, Star Wars, and National Geographic brands in the service. Star includes TV shows and movies created or purchased by Disney that have a more mature and adult audience bent. It includes many movies and shows from its recent purchase of the 20th Century Studios library. Star also offers local content from those countries, along with sports via ESPN.
Where is it available?
Currently, it is available as part of Disney Plus in Canada, a few European countries, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Star will be launched as part of Disney Plus later in 2021 in Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. In June 2021, Star Plus will be launched in Latin America. However, it will be a stand-alone app in that part of the world and will not be part of Disney Plus.
Why is Star not available for Disney Plus in the US?
In the US, Disney has decided to continue to offer more mature movie and TV content via its separate Hulu streaming service. Much of Hulu’s original content will be shown as part of the Disney Star section of Disney Plus internationally.
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Price of Disney Plus with Disney Star
As we mentioned, the Star branding is only available currently as part of the Disney Plus service in certain markets. Here is the pricing for those countries:
- Canada: CA$11.99 per month, CA$119.99 for a yearly subscription
- Australia: AUD$11.99, AUD$119.99 for a yearly subscription
- New Zealand: NZD$12.99, NZD$129.99 for a yearly subscription
- UK: £7.99 a month, £79.99 for a yearly subscription
- Most European countries: €8.99 per month, €89.99 for a yearly subscription
- Singapore: S$11.98 per month, or $119.98 for a yearly subscription
The best of Disney Star TV shows
While some countries will have somewhat different lineups, here’s what Disney Plus subscribers in those markets can expect to see in terms of just some of the TV series under the Star brand. You may notice some of these shows are Hulu originals in the US:
- American Dad
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Family Guy
- Modern Family
- Solar Opposites
- The 2000s: The Decade We Saw It All
The best of Disney Star movies
Again, some countries will have somewhat different film lineups under the Star brand. Keep in mind that more films will be added in the months to come, including the films in the Alien franchise:
- Commando (1985)
- Con Air
- Conan the Barbarian
- Deadpool 2
- Die Hard franchise
- The Fly (1986)
- Independence Day
- Independence Day: Resurgence
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
- Office Space
- Planet of the Apes (1968)
- Planet of the Apes (2001)
- Starship Troopers
- The X-Files
- The X-Files: I Want to Believe