Disney+ was launched in America and a few other countries back in 2019. For the rest of us, who had no access to the subscription on-demand streaming service, we had to prostrate before the Mother of Invention (not the Zappa band) and resort to the Godsend that is VPNs just to watch The Mandalorian and Hamilton.
But when 23 February rolls by, Singapore will finally get Disney+ to stream VPN-free. Singapore will be the first market globally to launch Disney+ with six iconic content hubs: Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic and Star, which is intended for a more adult audience. Star will show films and TV shows from Disney-affiliated studios like ABC, FX, Freeform, Searchlight, and 20th Century Studios. This means, we get to watch Atlanta, Legion, Fargo and you finally know what the hell we're talking about.
Squirrel Girl Flora and Ulysses and Raya and the Last Dragon, local viewers will also get original series like WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki from Marvel Studios; Obi-Wan Kenobi (starring Ewan "I-Have-the-High-Ground" McGregor and Hayden "I-Don't-Like-Sand" Christensen), The Mandalorian and the animated series, The Bad Batch from the Star Wars universe; Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, Free Solo and The Right Stuff from National Geographic and finally, we have Pixar's Pixar Popcorn—a collection of mini shorts based on Pixar properties—and a long-form animated series called Win or Lose.
Subscription rates for Disney+ will run you SGD11.98 a month or SGD119.98 a year. With the service being available on a wide range of mobile and connected devices, including gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs.
Disney+ will launch in Singapore on 12 February 2021.