Everything you need to know about Star, the new Disney + service
Disney Plus is going to change very soon, and that’s thanks to the incorporation of Star, a new section of the streaming platform that will bring content to its library from, for example, the US content service Hulu.
In this article, you’ll find all the information you need to know about Star, including its release date, the extra price you will have to pay for your Disney + subscription, a list of upcoming movies and series, and much more.
What is Disney + Star?
To put it bluntly: Star is the international equivalent of Hulu . It will be the platform for the most mature content from Disney-owned companies such as ABC, FX, Freeform, Searchlight, 20th Century Studio and 20th Television.
However, unlike Hulu, it will be a section within the Disney Plus page, and not its own streaming platform . Thus, it will be one more “brand” within the service such as Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star War and National Geographic.
Initially, Disney had considered expanding Hulu outside the United States as its own service. However, last May, its CEO, Bob Chapek, announced that the plans had changed considering that Hulu was not famous abroad.
Using the “Star” brand made much more sense since it already had a significant presence in other international markets such as Asia, where it is known as the Star Network. Disney bought the brand in 2019 as part of Fox for $ 71 billion
Now that Star will become part of Disney +, you will be able to enjoy series such as Lost , Grey’s Anatomy or Atlanta , and films like the Crystal Jungle franchise . Also, original productions should come later.
When will Star premiere in Spain and Latin America?
The launch date of Star in Spain (and the rest of Europe) has already been announced: February 23, 2021 . The citizens of Latin America will have to wait a little longer, since its premiere is not scheduled until next June.
Will the price of Disney + go up with the addition of Star?
In short, yes. The subscriptions Disney + change on 23 February. Luckily, this price increase will not affect those who already have a subscription until a few months later (specifically, until August 23).
In Spain, the monthly price will go from € 6.99 per month to € 8.99 per month, while annual subscriptions will increase € 20 each year, specifically, from € 69.99 to € 89.99 per year . You can avoid the upload if you subscribe to Disney + before February 23.
Unfortunately, if you only want a Disney + subscription to access family content, there is no way around the upload and still pay for the content currently on the platform. The prices will be the same whether you want Star or not.
What content will be available on Star?
According to the Disney + website , Star will arrive with about 450 new titles, including well-known movies and television series. The company says that by the end of the year, the section will already include about 1,000 new titles.
These are some of the most relevant series that will arrive in Star:
- Grey’s Anatomy
- how I Met Your Mother
- File X
- Desperate women
- Prison Break
As for the movies, these are the most prominent:
- Alien: Covenant
- Deadpool 2
- The devil wears Prada
- Jojo rabbit
- The shape of water
- War for the Planet of the Apes
- Terminator 6: Dark Fate
- The Crystal Jungle franchise
- The Kingsman franchise
The availability of this content is likely to vary from region to region. If the movie or series you want to see is not available in your version of Disney +, you can connect to the version of another country using a VPN such as NordVPN .
What original productions will come to Star?
Most of the original productions coming to Star will be movies and series that have previously aired on ABC / Hulu, but have yet to do so outside the United States.
Before the end of the year, Star will launch 35 original titles, and there are two of them that will already be available on the day of their launch on February 23. These are the suspense series Big Sky and Love, Victor , another series that serves as a sequel to Love,
How to download Star?
You do not have to worry. In order to enjoy all the Star content you will not have to download any other application, since you will find it in the one you already use to access Disney +. You can do it from February 23 as long as you are connected to the Internet.
Can Star content be disabled on Disney +?
Although you cannot prevent Star content from arriving in your Disney + app, you can disable it using parental controls so that your sons and daughters cannot access that more mature content. These limits on profiles and access passwords will arrive with Star in February.