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Disney’s New Streaming Service Is Coming To Australia, And Really Soon

Disney+ is the home of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars, to name only a few huge franchises.

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Disney has announced that Disney+ is coming to Australia this year, introducing yet another subscription streaming service to chip away at that mound of disposable income you definitely have.

Disney+ will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19, just a week after its launch in the US, Canada and the Netherlands. A subscription to the streaming service will cost Australians $8.99 per month or $89.99 per year, and Kiwis $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year.

In comparison to the other streaming services, that’s QUITE cheap.

Disney’s Katamari Damacy-like acquisition of everything around it means it has a huge catalogue to show off, but it isn’t clear how much of it will be available on Disney+ at launch.

We can probably look forward to having access to such huge and beloved franchises as Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic and Star Wars. That’s… huge.

We do know that the service will provide some Disney classics, movies such as Avengers: Endgame, and original films and TV shows. The new Star Wars television show The Mandalorian will be available at launch, while Marvel television shows such as Loki, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, and WandaVision will premiere at a later date.

Honestly, that alone might make Disney+ worth it for me. But then again I am a big comic book nerd.

Disney+’s pricing means it will be a tiny bit more affordable than Stan and Netflix’s basic $10 per month subscriptions, though we don’t yet know what will be included. Stan and Netflix’s basic plans only allow subscribers to stream standard definition video, and only on one screen at a time.

It isn’t unlikely that Disney+ will also require its subscribers to pay a few extra bucks for high definition and multiple screens.

Residents of the House of Mouse are currently hosted by Stan in Australia. It’s unclear how this deal will be impacted by the launch of Disney+, but the Australian Financial Review reports Stan and Disney are currently in talks about a potential partnership.

It is possible that this could result in a Disney+ and Stan bundle, similar to the Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ bundle that has been announced in the US.