Disney+ arrives today in South Africa
18 May 2022: Disney+, the streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, launches today in South Africa. Standard pricing at launch is confirmed at R119 per month, or R1 190 for an annual subscription, with sign-up information available at disneyplus.com.
With over 1 000 films, more than 1 500 series and a slate of 200 exclusive Originals from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and general entertainment from Star, Disney+ offers fans the greatest stories, all in one place.
As previously announced, subscribers will have access to Star Wars’ The Book of Boba Fett, both seasons of The Mandalorian and, from 27 May, the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi. In addition, Disney+ will be the home of the entire Skywalker saga, with Star Wars Episodes 1 through 9 streaming on the service.
Confirmed from launch, superhero fans will have access to over 60 Marvel Studios’ films including Academy Award-nominated Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings, Eternals, Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel, and over 80 Marvel Studios’ series including Moon Knight, Loki and WandaVision.
Subscribers will also be able to enjoy over 100 titles from Disney and Pixar, including the entire Toy Story franchise, the Academy Award-winning Soul and the Academy Award-nominated Luca. From Walt Disney Animation Studios, stream the Academy Award-winning Encanto, which tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, and fan favourites Frozen and Frozen 2. Disney fans can also stream the Academy Award-winning Cruella starring Emma Stone as the legendary Cruella de Vil and Disney’s Jungle Cruise.
National Geographic documentaries including The Rescue and Free Solo, from Academy Award-winning directors and producers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, will sit alongside popular National Geographic series such as The World According To Jeff Goldblum and Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted.
In general entertainment, subscribers will also be able to watch titles including the hit original comedy series Only Murders in the Building, limited series Pam and Tommy, The Kardashians, Queens, and mystery thriller Death on the Nile, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh, as well as The Simpsons and back seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, 9-1-1, and Black-ish.
With unprecedented access to Disney’s vault, beloved classics such as Cinderella, Tangled, The Princess and the Frog, and The Little Mermaid, will be available to stream alongside recent blockbusters like Raya and the Last Dragon. There will also be hundreds of Disney Channel series, shorts, and specials available to stream, including Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir and Phineas and Ferb.
Users will have access to features like high-quality viewing, up to four concurrent streams, 4K video quality for select titles and the ability to set up to seven different profiles, including the ability for parents to create pin-protected profiles, ensuring kids access age-appropriate content.
Bundle your DStv subscription with Disney+ for an entertainment experience that gives you access to the greatest entertainment on the planet with a saving that’s hard to resist.
The Plus One partnership between MultiChoice and Disney is the latest in the decades-long partnership between Africa’s most loved storyteller and the Walt Disney Company.
DStv subscribers with Premium, Compact Plus and Compact save R49 per month on their DStv subscriptions when they bundle it with Disney+ with the Plus One partnership.
Go to DStv.com to bundle via web or WhatsApp.
Plus, DStv Rewards members get three months of Disney+ for absolutely no fee. (DStv Rewards is a free programme open to all residential DStv account holders with at least one active DStv subscription, and provides discounts and special offers on DStv products, installations, upgrades, and free entries to competitions. To join the programme, simply go to your MyDStv online dashboard.)
Get Disney+ on your Explora Ultra
Disney+ will join Netflix SA and Amazon Prime Video, which are already available on the DStv Explora Ultra, as subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) apps.
Subscribers don’t need to bundle their MultiChoice and Disney+ subscriptions to use the Disney+ app on their Explora Ultra.
Get Disney+ on other devices
The Disney+ app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, and can be watched online. The app is compatible with most smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Chromecast screening.
What else to watch
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