Disney+ is slowly rolling out to the rest of the world after a turbulent start in the US market, where the new streaming service experienced technical issues before enjoying 10 million sign ups in its first day – a figure some analysts had predicted it would take the platform an entire year to reach.
Now the platform is live in three new territories – Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico. Signup became available from 9am AEDT, and so far there don’t appear to have been any of the same issues resurfacing.
In fact, despite negative press such as thousands of accounts being hacked and sold online in recent days, Australian Disney+ subscribers have been pleasantly surprised to learn that they have access to many more movies than their US counterparts. These include:
- Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Ralph Breaks the Internet
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- The Avengers: Endgame
- The Avengers: Infinity War
- The Incredibles 2
- The Jungle Book (2016)
- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
- Thor: Ragnarok
One reason for the Australians’ seemingly superior vault of content could be that Stan’s content licensing agreement with Disney has expired, while the films could still have ties to cable networks or streaming services in US territories.
Australian residents can sign up to Disney Plus for $8.99 a month or $89 a year.
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