Disney+, the entertainment giant’s streaming platform, has announced on Thursday its much-awaited launch date in the Philippines.
Almost two years since the service was introduced in Singapore, the streaming service will be launching on Thursday, 17 November 2022, which will offer two subscription packages: the Mobile plan and Premium plan.
The Mobile plan will be compatible to mobile and tablet devices, which will have a maximum video quality of 720p with one (1) device streaming per account. The subscription will be priced at PHP159 per month, or PHP1150 per year.
On the other hand, the Premium plan will be compatible to all devices, including Smart TV devices and web browsers, which will have a maximum video quality of 4K Ultra HD (2160p) with four (4) concurrent devices per account. The subscription will be priced at PHP369 per month, or PHP2950 per year.
Both plans can have seven (7) personal profiles per account for personalized app settings for each user in one account, with closed captioning and descriptive audio functions. The app will also have a parental lock to restrict profiles from viewing content that are not age-appropriate.
Disney+ will offer its original and exclusive titles, as well as popular movies under Marvel Studios and animated titles from Pixar Studios.
They will also offer original and exclusive documentaries from National Geographic, and well-known serials and reality shows under the Star banner, including Premium Live Events (pay per view events) and Video on-Demand content from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
For more details regarding the pricing and content, please visit their website at disneyplus.com.
When asked about Japanese anime and live action content, a representative of Disney+ has told Anime Pilipinas that they don’t have details to reveal at this time, but more details may be announced closer to the launch date.
But sources had confirmed to Anime Pilipinas that Disney+ would offer Japanese anime content in the Philippines, but did not elaborate if the titles would be added at launch or at a later date.
Disney+ was first launched in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands on 12 November 2019, offering film, television and exclusive streaming content from Walt Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic.
The streaming platform has since been launched in most of North and South America, Europe, Northern Africa and Oceania. Singapore is the first country to offer the service in Southeast Asia, launched in February 2021.
The streaming platform launched in India, its first Asian country, in 03 April 2020 under the Disney+ Hotstar banner, which utilizes the existing Hotstar service to accommodate content from Disney alongside Indian content. The banner had since expanded to Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
Disney+ has added Japanese anime titles in several countries, including Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War in North America and Spy×Family in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
The streaming service previously announced that they have licensed anime titles to be streamed exclusively on the platform, like Summertime Rendering and Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall.