It has officially been announced that Disney+, the streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, will be available in South Africa. And just in time for winter too. But don’t be fooled – this isn’t just exciting for kids but adults too! It’s clear that Disney+ is the streaming home for some of the world’s most beloved stories.
What to watch
Subscribers of Disney+ will have access to Star Wars’ The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian from executive producer and writer Jon Favreau. In addition, the Marvel Studios’ series Moon Knight starring Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant will be available. It sees a mild-mannered gift-shop employee becoming plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. There’s also Academy Award-nominated Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings starring Simu Liu and Awkwafina.
Traditional Disney and Pixar favourites will be available from launch. Like Pixar’s Academy Award-nominated Luca. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning Encanto, which tells the tale of an extraordinary family called the Madrigals. And of course the thrilling Academy Award-winning Cruella starring Emma Stone as the legendary Cruella de Vil.
In general entertainment, subscribers will also be able to watch titles including The Simpsons, Queens and reality TV like The Kardashians. From National Geographic, fans will have access to both seasons of The World According To Jeff Goldblum. This series sees Jeff take us on an entertaining, insightful and playful ride. In each episode, he pulls on the thread of a deceptively familiar object to unravel a world of astonishing connections, science and history.
The ins and outs of Disney+
Disney+ offers access to high-quality viewing up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices. The ability to set up to seven different profiles makes it a winner for big families. Of course there is also the ability for parents to set Kids Profiles. These have an easy-to-navigate, child-friendly interface to access age-appropriate content.
You won’t have to wait for long to get viewing. The streaming service will launch in South Africa on 18 May 2022. South African pricing has also been announced at R119.00 per month, or R1 190.00 for an annual subscription. You can stay up to date and sign up for Disney+ here.