Disney wants to be in every home in the world, and through Disney+ (pronounced “Disney Plus”) little by little the company of the brave mouse is succeeding. At the end of 2019, he began broadcasting in the United States; in March of this year it made its triumphal arrival in the European countries; And from Nov 18, 2020, it is finally available in Latin America.
Disney Plus, simply put, is a streaming service that you can enjoy on your smart TV, computer, tablet and other compatible devices. With these types of transmissions. Do you want to know more? What is unique about this service? What can you offer that the other platforms don’t? Read on to find out everything you need to know about Disney+ Hotstar, from its price to what content you can watch.
1. What is Disney+ Hotstar?
Disney + is an online video service possessed by Disney. It is like services, for example, Netflix, Apple TV +, and Amazon Prime Video in that it is a video-on-demand online service with a library of films and TV shows that can be seen whenever and on a broad scope of gadgets. It was declared in September 2017 and was at last released on Nov 12, 2019.
In addition to the Latin American countries where the service is being launched, it is currently available in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand; also the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
Although it doesn’t have as many movies or TV shows as Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar is the exclusive home to a significant portion of Disney’s vast archive of content, and it’s the only place to watch the company’s new material, like the Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, and upcoming Marvel Studios content.
2. A Difficult Start
The beginning was a bit complicated; On launch day, many users experienced problems connecting to the new streaming service. Even people who were able to get in reported frozen images, categories that refused to upload, and many other issues.
However, all these problems have been solved a bit. And, of course, with more than 10 million subscriptions on its launch day, some questions were inevitable.
3. What Devices are Disney+ Hotstar Compatible?
Disney + is currently available at :
- Apple TV (tvOS)
- Google Chromecast
- Android TV
- PlayStation 4
- Xbox One
- Some Amazon Fire TV devices
- LG Smart TVs
- Samsung Smart TVs
If you own an Apple device or have one of the many brilliant TVs and streaming devices that highlight the Apple TV application, you can buy in to (and watch) Disney + inside that across the board streaming interface. Disney + likewise supports in-application buys on Apple gadgets.
4. How Much it Cost?
In the US, the service is priced at $6.99 per month upon launch or $69.99 per year. In the UK, a price of 6.99 euros per month is established.
For Latin America, the prices are as follows (in national currencies):
- Argentina: $3,250
- Chile: $54,900
- Costa Rica: USD 50.90
- Panama: USD 50.90
- Brazil: R$ 238.9
- Mexico: $ 1,359
- Colombia: COP 203,900
- Peru: PEN 220.90
But there is more to the story. Disney+ Hotstar isn’t Disney’s only streaming service. Thanks to the buying of 21st Century Fox, Disney also controls Hulu, and if you want to subscribe to both, you have good options. In addition to the standalone Disney + service, Hulu Senior Vice President Craig Erwich says you will also be able to get Disney plus as a Hulu add-on.
Like other add-ons, like HBO, subscribing to Disney + through Hulu will mean that you will have to use the Hulu application to watch shows like The Mandalorian and Falcon and Winter Soldier. However, it also means that you will be able to keep all your series in one place. If HBO, HBO Max is any indication, Disney + should cost the same, $7, whether you get it through Hulu or on your own.
Also, if you want Disney+ Hotstar, ESPN +, and Hulu, Disney will offer a package that includes all three. The package will cost $12.99 a month, $5 cheaper than subscribing to all three separately.
5. Impressive Video and Audio Quality
The service offers 4K resolution with HDR support in its initial introduction, but the news from Disney’s D23 Expo gave moviegoers and A / V fans even more reason to get excited.
As confirmed directly by Dolby, Disney + will offer content in both Dolby Vision – Dolby’s dynamic version of HDR, which squeezes the best contrast out of every scene – as well as Dolby Atmos support – which provides an immersive hemispherical soundstage for those with compatible hardware.
While Dolby Vision is turning out to be more regular, both Vision and Atmos remain rarities, upheld by a few couples of services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, and just on select content.
We don’t yet know what content will feature any of Dolby’s A/V enhancements on Disney +, but if its streaming rivals are any indicator, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos will probably just be offered for more up to date unique arrangement, similar to The Mandalorian, and others.
Also, Disney + Hotstar will offer four simultaneous streams of its service on multiple devices at the same time, for its base rate of $7 per month.
6. TV Shows and Movies for Disney Plus Hotstar
After months of speculation about what will be part of the Disney Plus streaming service, the company has finally confirmed a long list of shows and movies that will be available to subscribers.
The statement was made via a video posted on Twitter that somehow manages to run an extensive list of modern, classic and brand new content that Disney Plus subscribers will be able to view on launch day.
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) December 11, 2020
The video message says “It arrived. The. Time. Of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Mandalorian, this is everything coming to #DisneyPlus in the United States on November 12. ”
The Disney Plus Twitter account then proceeded to give each of the projects that will be available on launch day its post after the announcement, allowing fans to get nostalgic for some of the classic offerings at the service’s launch.
7. Disney Original Productions
A few unique Star Wars ventures were created for the Disney+ service, including the primary true to life Star Wars series The Mandalorian, which follows the adventures of a shooter from space not long after the production events of the first Star Wars set of three.
Concerning Marvel, Disney plus will incorporate (in any event) seven activity series tied straightforwardly to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all of which will include set up MCU entertainers.
In the spring of 2021, Loki will tell us the story of the trickster god from the alternate universe who escaped with Tesseract during Endgame’s time travel antics, while Wanda Vision will help Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
In the fall of 2021, Hawkeye will see Clint Barton train his replacement, a young woman named Kate Bishop.
Later, Ms Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight will introduce some new heroes to the MCU, although all three characters should be familiar to dedicated Marvel acolytes. Kamala Khan, Jen Walters, and Marc Spector are expected to join their MCU co-stars on the big screen once their respective series have debuted.
An animated show called What If? will explore what might have occurred if certain occasions in the MCU had happened unexpectedly.
For example, the first chapter will explore a world in which Peggy Carter – and not Captain America – receives the super-soldier serum, transforming her into a hero named Captain Carter. Almost every major MCU actor will be reprising their characters on the big screen, though Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Chris Pratt don’t appear to be on board. What if? It will run for 23 episodes, one for each MCU movie so far.
Other Disney + original series include Muppets Now, a “short-form unscripted series,” Monsters at Work, a cartoon based on the Pixar Monsters, Inc. franchise, a Toy Story 4 spin-off called Forky Ask a Question, a revival of Hannah Montana, and other action series (live and animated) for adults and young people.
Specific Fox titles, including Home Alone, are slated to remake Disney +, while several unscripted series and original National Geographic content are also in the works. You can see the full list here.
Disney + also boasts a vast collection of pre-existing content, including new Disney movies like Frozen 2, Toy Story 4, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, and the live-action remake of The Lion King.
Almost every movie in the Disney catalogue will – eventually – be available on the service, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger, including all the animated film previously locked in the Disney “vault.” The only exception is Song of the South, which Disney has buried since the ’80s due to its racially inappropriate content (a racist scene from the animated Dumbo for Disney + will also be removed).
In no time, Disney + will be the only place where you can find some of the biggest entertainment franchises, making it a must-have for fans of Star Wars, Marvel, the Disney Channel, or classic Disney animated cartoons.