- Disney+ will get a massive content boost in certain markets via the new Star service that will feature TV shows and movies from various Disney-owned brands.
- Announced in mid-December, Star comes as an upgrade to international Disney+ users except for Latin America.
- The Star brand would also bring a price hike to Disney+ in all regions where the streaming service is available.
When Disney+ launched in late 2019, it was the best streaming deal in town. At $6.99 per month, Disney+ was a must-have service considering all the content it had to offer from all of Disney’s various brands. On top of that,
But Disney+ is still an excellent streaming service to have access to despite the price hike.
Star will be a part of the Disney+ service in most international markets except for Latin America, where it’ll launch as a standalone Star+ streaming service. The Star brand will offer access to even more movies and shows that would target mature viewers rather than the more general audience, as it’s the case for much of the Disney+ content.
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Star will be available on February 23rd to all Disney+ subscribers in select markets, including Australia, New Zealand, and Canada and European countries (UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland).
The current Disney+ prices will be locked in until August 23rd. After that, subscribers will have to agree to the price hike. That’s going to be £7.99 per month in the UK or €7.99 in the European Union. Paying for a full year will still be the cheaper option, as buyers would essentially get two months for free.
Star will expand to other international markets later in 2021, including Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea.
This begs the obvious question. Why isn’t Star available in the US? WhatsOnDisneyPlus explains that US subscribers aren’t missing out on Star content. That’s because the content moving to Star internationally is available in the US via Hulu, which