Disney+ gets an upgrade with STAR

Disney+ gets an upgrade with STAR

Disney+ has today unveiled full details of Star, its new general entertainment brand, launching on the streaming platform on 23 February.

Star brings with it a fresh and ever-growing world of TV series, movies and originals to customers. Practically doubling the amount of content available on Disney+ in Australia, Star will launch with hundreds of seasons from 155 TV series, almost 450 movies and a slate of 4 exclusive Star Originals at launch.

To keep Disney+ suitable for audiences of all ages and maintain the Disney+ experience parents expect, new parental controls will also launch on 23 of February and will include the ability to set limits on access to content for specific profiles based on content classifications and the ability to add a PIN to lock profiles with access to mature content.

Disney+ subscribers will be able to stream more of what they love. From hundreds of seasons of fan-favourite TV series like Alias, Felicity, Desperate Housewives, Bob’s Burgers and Ugly Betty, Star will offer a range of titles for everyone and every mood, with more titles added weekly.

The Emmy ® Award and Golden Globe ® -nominated comedy series black-ish starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Yara Shahidi, Shonda Rhimes’s critically-acclaimed legal drama Scandal and feminist comedy Dollface created by Jordan Weiss will also be available for subscribers to watch.

Plus, award-winning movies available at launch include titles like James Cameron’s Titanic, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Grand Budapest Hotel, along with classics like Pretty Woman, Die Hard, The Devil Wears Prada, and Moulin Rouge.

From launch, Disney+ will now become the exclusive home of Star Originals. Titles streaming on Disney+ include crime thriller Big Sky from visionary storyteller David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, The Undoing); Love, Simon spin-off series Love, Victor written by the film’s original writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (This Is Us) and adult animated sitcom Solar Opposites, co-created by Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty) and Mike McMahan. Drama series Helstrom, executive produced by Paul Zbyszewski along with Karim Zreik and Jeph Loeb, will also be available at launch. Other projects premiering in 2021 are premium series Dopesick and The Dropout and new content from the Kardashian Jenner family among many more.

From 23 February Australian customers can access the exciting new Star content by subscribing to Disney+ for $11.99 per month, or $119.99 annually. Full details on how to subscribe will be available on disneyplus.com. Current prices for existing subscribers (prior to 23 February) will be honoured for six months, with the price change taking effect on the next monthly or annual renewal date for subscribers following 22 August 2021. For more information on the service, visit disneyplus.com

AccessReel is the Western Australian movie-lovers website.