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Disney Plus: Everything you need to know ahead of the Australian launch

28 Oct 2019
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Disney’s new streaming venture is set to launch November 19.

It’s no secret Disney has been on a ruthless mission to extend their dominant content presence in the entertainment world, thanks in part to their purchase of 20th Century Fox earlier in the year and the incredible success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the past decade.

Although Disney owned streaming service Hulu continues to make significant inroads in the American streaming market (Hulu boasts upwards of 28 Million subscribers), you could argue a fully integrated, Disney branded streaming platform, is the final piece of the puzzle for Disney to truly own the entertainment content space in its current form.

Disney Plus (or Disney+) is set to deliver on this notion and after first being announced to the public back in 2017, we’re only a few weeks away from its official launch.

With this in mind, here’s everything you need to know ahead of Disney+ touching down in Australia.

When will Disney+ be available in Australia?

The Australian and New Zealand markets will get access to Disney+ on November 19, 2019, a week after the streaming service launches in the US, Canada and the Netherlands.

How much will a Disney+ subscription cost?

Here’s the great news, a subscription for Disney+ will come in at an incredibly reasonable $8.99/month (AUD). There won’t be any variance in the type of plans available at launch, so the $8.99 price point will cover all of your needs across the platform.

This also means Disney+ will be cheaper than the basic plans available for Netflix and Stan. In the US, users will also have access to a special bundle that boasts Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99/month (USD).

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What’s included with a Disney+ subscription?

Unlike other streaming services which split feature products across a range of plan constructs, Disney have kept things simple, meaning the standard subscription will unlock all the key features we’ve come accustomed to using with our favourite streaming services.

  • Unlimited downloads - You’ll be able to download shows/movies on up to 10 devices, with no restrictions on the number of times a title can be saved
  • Glorious 4K video - 4K Ultra-HD video streaming will be available with a standard Disney+ subscription
  • Custom profiles - You’ll be able to add up to seven profiles, with custom avatars based on your favourite Disney characters
  • Multi-screen viewing - Multiple profiles means you’ll be able to simultaneously stream content on up to four registered devices at any given time
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Which devices will Disney+ support?

At launch, Disney+ will be available for use through PC and mobile web browsers, apps on Apple iOS devices and Apple TV, Android mobile devices and Android TV, Chromecast, Roku devices, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Disney+ will not support Amazon devices like Amazon Fire TV at launch.

Disney has committed to accessibility in their app for users with hearing and vision disabilities. The app will also offer support for closed captioning and descriptive audio (audio description) as well as audio navigation assistance.

What content will Disney+ have at launch?

Since the initial rumblings of Disney+ being announced in 2017, it was assumed Disney would use all of its might to muster up its absurd amount of archival content to launch its new streaming service, an assumption recently confirmed by Disney themselves through twitter.

The launch catalogue for Disney+ is expected to be made up of an extensive list of Disney classics, Pixar movies, Marvel movies, Star Wars, content from National Geographic, and all thirty seasons of The Simpsons (Thank you 20th Century Fox).

More Fox titles, such as The Sound of Music and Malcolm in the Middle are set to become available sometime within the first year.

We’re still not 100 % certain whether the Australian library will mirror the US at launch, however if it does, then expect a whopping 500 movies and 7,000 TV show episodes to sink your teeth into throughout the summer months and beyond.

As with all great streaming services, Disney is also investing heavily in producing original content, with 25 original series as well as 10 original films and documentaries expected to be ready for consumption at launch.

The list of original content is headlined by the highly anticipated live-action Star Wars series; The Mandalorian. Set in the Star Wars universe, the series will take place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi and follows a Mandalorian bounty hunter beyond the reaches of the New Republic, helping to fill the gap between Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi

Other Star Wars original content expected to arrive within the first year of the service being birthed, include an Obi-Wan Kenobi led series starring Ewan McGregor and 12 new episodes of the much loved animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

For the legions of Marvel fans out there, you’ll be eventually spoiled for choice, with a string of new series to arrive focusing on the characters of Loki, Hawkeye Marvel, The Falcon & The Winter Soldier. There will also be new series that centre around additional Marvel characters in the form of Ms Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk.

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List of shows expected to be available on Disney+ at launch

Disney recently released the content catalogue that will be available at launch in the US and although it hasn’t been confirmed, it’s expected Australia will see a very similar catalogue when the streaming service hits our shores in mid-November.

In addition to a range of new movies and shows, you’ll find bucket loads of classic Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars content to keep you chirping all the way through the summer months and beyond:

Check out the list of expected Disney+ launch shows and movies below.

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Pinocchio
  • Swiss Family Robinson
  • Fantasia
  • The Reluctant Dragon
  • Dumbo
  • Bambi
  • Saludos Amigos
  • The Three Caballeros
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Fun and Fancy Free
  • Melody Time
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  • Cinderella
  • Treasure Island
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men
  • Peter Pan
  • The Living Desert
  • The Vanishing Prairie
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • The African Lion
  • Davy Crockett and the River Pirates
  • Secrets of Life
  • The Story of Perri
  • Old Yeller
  • White Wilderness
  • The Sign of Zorro
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Shaggy Dog
  • Darby O’Gill and the Little People
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  • Jungle Cat
  • Pollyanna
  • Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • The Absent-Minded Professor
  • The Parent Trap
  • Greyfriars Bobby
  • Babes in Toyland
  • The Prince and the Pauper
  • Almost Angels
  • Sammy, the Way-Out Seal
  • The Incredible Journey
  • The Sword in the Stone
  • Mary Poppins
  • Emil and the Detectives
  • Those Calloways
  • The Sound of Music
  • That Darn Cat!
  • The Ugly Daschund
  • The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
  • The Jungle Book
  • Blackbeard’s Ghost
  • The Love Bug
  • The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
  • The Aristocats
  • The Barefoot Executive
  • The Million Dollar Duck
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Justin Morgan Had a Horse
  • The Biscuit Eater
  • Snowball Express
  • Robin Hood
  • Herbie Rides Again
  • The Bears and I
  • The Castaway Cowboy
  • The Strongest Man in the World
  • Escape to Witch Mountain
  • The Apple Dumpling Gang
  • Gus
  • Treasure of Matecumbe
  • The Shaggy D.A.
  • Freaky Friday
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • The Rescuers
  • Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
  • Pete’s Dragon
  • Candleshoe
  • Return from Witch Mountain
  • The Cat from Outer Space
  • The Muppet Movie
  • The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
  • Unidentified Flying Oddball
  • Spider-Woman
  • The Black Hole
  • Sultan and the Rock Star
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Herbie Goes Bananas
  • The Ghosts of Buxley Hall
  • Amy
  • The Great Muppet Caper
  • The Fox and the Hound
  • Spider-Man (TV Series, 1981)
  • Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
  • TRON
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Return to Oz
  • The Black Cauldron
  • Adventures of the Gummi Bears
  • The Journey of Natty Gann
  • One Magic Christmas
  • Mr. Boogedy
  • Fuzzbucket
  • Casebusters
  • The Great Mouse Detective
  • Flight of the Navigator
  • The Christmas Star
  • Benji the Hunted
  • Ducktales
  • Three Men and a Baby
  • The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Willow
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Oliver and Company
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • Turner & Hooch
  • Cheetah
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Simpsons
  • Ducktales: The Movie—Treasure of the Lost Lamp
  • TaleSpin
  • The Rescuers Down Under
  • Three Men and a Little Lady
  • White Fang
  • Shipwrecked
  • The Rocketeer
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Newsies
  • Sister Act
  • Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
  • Goof Troop
  • The Little Mermaid (TV Series)
  • X-Men: The Animated Series
  • Aladdin
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • The Adventures of Huck Finn
  • The Sandlot
  • Life with Mikey
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Bonkers
  • Boy Meets World
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
  • Iron Will
  • Blank Check
  • Thumbelina
  • The Return of Jafar
  • The Lion King
  • Camp Nowhere
  • Iron Man (TV Series)
  • Fantastic Four
  • Gargoyles
  • The Santa Clause
  • Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994)
  • Heavyweights
  • Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventure
  • A Goofy Movie
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Pocahontas
  • Operation Dumbo Drop
  • A Kid in King Arthur’s Court
  • Timon & Pumbaa
  • Frank and Ollie
  • Toy Story
  • Tom and Huck
  • Muppet Treasure Island
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Kazaam
  • Jack
  • Aladdin and the King of Thieves
  • First Kid
  • Quack Pack
  • The Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series
  • The Incredible Hulk: The Animated Series
  • 101 Dalmatians (1996)
  • That Darn Cat (1997)
  • Jungle 2 Jungle
  • Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves
  • Smart Guy
  • The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue
  • Hercules
  • Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
  • Recess
  • Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
  • Flubber
  • Ruby Bridges
  • Silver Surfer
  • Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World
  • Meet the Deedles
  • Miracle at Midnight
  • The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars
  • Mulan
  • You Lucky Dog
  • The Parent Trap
  • Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
  • Brink!
  • Hercules: The Animated Series
  • The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story
  • Out of the Box
  • Halloweentown
  • The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride
  • Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  • A Bug’s Life
  • Mighty Joe Young
  • So Weird
  • Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
  • My Favourite Martian
  • Doug’s 1st Movie
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Can of Worms
  • The Thirteenth Year
  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
  • Smart House
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Johnny Tsunami
  • Genius
  • Spider-Man: Unlimited
  • Don’t Look Under the Bed
  • The Avengers: United They Stand
  • Annie
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  • Horse Sense
  • Toy Story 2
  • Fantasia 2000
  • Up, Up and Away
  • The Colour of Friendship
  • The Tigger Movie
  • An Extremely Goofy Movie
  • Whispers: An Elephant’s Tale
  • Alley Cats Strike!
  • Rip Girls
  • Miracle in Lane 2
  • Dinosaur
  • Stepsister From Planet Weird
  • Even Stevens
  • The Kid
  • Ready to Run
  • Quints
  • The Other Me
  • The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
  • Remember the Titans
  • Mum’s Got a Date with a Vampire
  • X-Men: Evolution
  • Phantom of the Megaplex
  • 102 Dalmatians
  • The Ultimate Christmas Present
  • The Emperor’s New Groove
  • Zenon: The Zequel
  • Lizzie McGuire
  • The Book of Pooh
  • Recess: School’s Out
  • Motocrossed
  • Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure
  • The Luck of the Irish
  • Hounded
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  • The Jennie Project
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Jumping Ship
  • The Poof Point
  • Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • ‘Twas the Night
  • Three Days
  • Snow Dogs
  • Double Teamed
  • Peter Pan: Return to Never Land
  • Cinderella II: Dreams Come True
  • Cadet Kelly
  • The Huncback of Notre Dame II
  • Tru Confessions
  • The Rookie
  • Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
  • Kim Possible
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Get a Clue
  • Tarzan & Jane
  • The Country Bears
  • Gotta Kick It Up!
  • A Ring of Endless Light
  • The Scream Team
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • Santa Clause 2
  • Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
  • Treasure Planet
  • You Wish!
  • That’s So Raven
  • 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure
  • The Jungle Book 2
  • Inspector Gadget 2
  • Piglet’s Big Movie
  • Right on Track
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie
  • Atlantis: Milo’s Return
  • Finding Nemo
  • The Even Stevens Movie
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off
  • Freaky Friday
  • The Cheetah Girls
  • Stitch! The Movie
  • Deep Blue
  • Lilo & Stitch: The Series
  • Brother Bear
  • Full-Court Miracle
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Recess: All Growed Down
  • Recess: Taking the 5th Grade
  • The Young Black Stallion
  • Pixel Perfect
  • Teacher’s Pet
  • Miracle
  • The Lion King 1½
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
  • Winnie the Pooh: Springtime With Roo
  • Going to the Mat
  • Home on the Range
  • Sacred Planet
  • Zenon: Z3
  • Phil of the Future
  • America’s Heart and Soul
  • Stuck in the Suburbs
  • Tiger Cruise
  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
  • Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers
  • Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy
  • Halloweentown High
  • The Incredibles
  • Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
  • Now You See It...
  • Aliens of the Deep
  • Mulan II
  • Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
  • The Pacifier
  • Millions
  • Buffalo’s Dreams
  • Ice Princess
  • The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
  • Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
  • How Dogs Got Their Shapes
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • Go Figure
  • Herbie: Fully Loaded
  • Life is Ruff
  • Valiant
  • The Proud Family Movie
  • Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch
  • The Greatest Game Ever Played
  • Little Einsteins
  • Twitches
  • Chicken Little
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Once Upon a Mattress
  • Kronk’s New Groove
  • High School Musical
  • Roving Mars
  • The Emperor’s New School
  • Bambi II
  • Eight Below
  • The Shaggy Dog (2006)
  • Cow Belles
  • Hannah Montana
  • The Wild
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Cars
  • Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
  • Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
  • Leroy & Stitch
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  • Read It and Weep
  • The Replacements
  • Invincible
  • The Cheetah Girls 2
  • Brother Bear 2
  • Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes
  • Handy Manny
  • Return to Halloweentown
  • Flicka
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • The Fox and the Hound 2
  • Jump In!
  • Cinderella III: A Twist in Time
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  • My Friends Tigger & Pooh
  • Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board
  • The Secret of the Magic Gourd
  • Ratatouille
  • High School Musical 2
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan
  • The Game Plan
  • Twitches Too
  • Wizards of Waverly Place
  • Dan in Real Life
  • Snowglobe
  • National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
  • Minutemen
  • Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert
  • College Road Trip
  • Iron Man
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Stonehenge Decoded: Secrets Revealed
  • Camp Rock
  • Wall-E
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • The Cheetah Girls: One World
  • The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning
  • The Suite Life on Deck
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Series)
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Tinker Bell
  • Bolt
  • Iron Man: Armoured Adventures
  • The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
  • Wolverine and the X-Men
  • Dadnapped
  • Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
  • Kingdom of the Blue Whale
  • Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • Hatching Pete
  • Jonas
  • Trail of the Panda
  • Easter Island Unsolved
  • Princess Protection Program
  • Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
  • Bizarre Dinosaurs
  • Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Skyrunners
  • Starstruck
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Waking Sleeping Beauty
  • Good Luck Charlie
  • Toy Story 3
  • Den Brother
  • Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
  • Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
  • Journey to Shark Eden
  • Secretariat
  • The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
  • Great Migrations
  • Shake It Up
  • Avalon High
  • Tangled
  • TRON: Legacy
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Wings of Life
  • The Suite Life Movie
  • Lemonade Mouth
  • African Cats
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
  • Kickin’ It
  • Cars 2
  • Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  • Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
  • Teen Spirit
  • Jessie
  • Brain Games
  • The Incredible Dr. Pol
  • Geek Charming
  • The Muppets (2011)
  • Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas
  • The 12 Dates of Christmas
  • Frenemies
  • Lab Rats
  • Ultimate Spider-Man
  • Chimpanzee
  • Violetta
  • TRON: Uprising
  • Let It Shine
  • Gravity Falls
  • Brave
  • Secrets of the King Cobra
  • Crash & Bernstein
  • Girl vs. Monster
  • Secrets of the Wings
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
  • Winged Seduction: Birds of Paradise
  • The Mistle-Tones: A Musical
  • The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex
  • Iron Man 3
  • Life Below Zero
  • Avengers Assemble
  • Monsters University
  • Teen Beach Movie
  • Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
  • Super Buddies
  • Sharks of Lost Island
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Frozen
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • Miracle Landing on the Hudson
  • Cloud 9
  • Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe
  • Muppets Most Wanted
  • Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet
  • Bears
  • Zapped
  • Girl Meets World
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • How to Build a Better Boy
  • Star Wars Rebels
  • Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER
  • The Evermoor Chronicles
  • Big Hero 6
  • Lego Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles
  • Bad Hair Day
  • Monkey Kingdom
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Inside Out
  • Teen Beach Movie 2
  • Best Friends Whenever
  • Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales
  • Ant-Man
  • Descendants
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (TV Series)
  • PJ Masks
  • The Muppets (TV Series, 2016)
  • Invisible Sister
  • The Lion Guard
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Wild Yellowstone
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The Finest Hours
  • Stuck in the Middle
  • Lab Rats: Elite Force
  • Zootopia
  • Ice Age: The Great Eggscapade
  • World’s Greatest Dogs
  • Adventures in Babysitting
  • Finding Dory
  • Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures
  • Bizaardvark
  • The BFG
  • Elena of Avalor
  • Pete’s Dragon (2016)
  • Queen of Katwe
  • Milo Murphy’s Law
  • The Swap
  • Expedition Mars: Spirit & Opportunity
  • Moana
  • Rouge One: A Star Wars Story
  • Before the Flood
  • Sea of Hope: America’s Underwater Treasures
  • Mickey and the Roadster Racers
  • Atlantis Rising
  • Newsies: The Broadway Musical
  • Origins: The Journey of Humankind
  • Tangled: Before Ever After
  • Tangled: The Series
  • Andi Mack
  • Puppy Dog Pals
  • Born in China
  • Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings
  • Cars 3
  • Earth Live
  • Kingdom of the Apes: Battle Lines
  • Descendants 2
  • Raven’s Home
  • Spider-Man (TV Series, 2017)
  • Diana: In Her Own Words
  • Breaking2
  • Inhumans
  • Vampirina
  • Jane
  • Big Hero 6: The Series
  • Titanic: 20 Years Later With James Cameron
  • Secrets of Christ’s Tomb: Explorer Special
  • Man Among Cheetahs
  • Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic
  • Planet of the Birds
  • Zombies
  • Giants of the Deep Blue
  • Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue
  • Muppet Babies (2018)
  • Into the Okavango
  • Drain the Oceans
  • Legend of the Three Caballeros
  • Big City Greens
  • Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp
  • Freaky Friday
  • Science Fair
  • Free Solo
  • Under the Sea: A Descendants Short Story
  • Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors
  • Star Wars Resistance
  • Coop & Cami Ask the World
  • Lego Star wars: All-Stars
  • Mars: Inside SpaceX
  • Mission to the Sun
  • The Flood
  • Life-Size 2
  • Tree Climbing Lions
  • Paris to Pittsburgh
  • Sydney to the Max
  • Kim Possible (2019)
  • Fast Layne
  • Into the Grand Canyon
  • Lost Treasures of the Maya
  • The Lost Tomb of Alexander the Great
  • Captain Marvel
  • Dumbo (2019)
  • Hostile Planet
  • Amphibia
  • Apollo: Missions to the Moon
  • Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
  • Kingdom of the White Wolf
  • Marvel’s Hero Project
  • One Day at Disney
  • Encore!
  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum
  • Noelle
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
  • Lady and the Tramp (2019)
  • The Mandalorian

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