Disney Plus welcomes its new Star section on February 23rd but is the new batch of content available to subscribers in the US?
Disney+ has been a huge success since it launched in November 2019, attracting 94.9 million subscribers by January 2nd, 2021.
And now, Disney’s streaming service is about to get even more appealing thanks to the launch of Star, a new section that will feature content aimed more at adults rather than Disney’s usual kid-friendly films and TV shows.
However, the new section is only being added in certain countries which has left fans in the United States asking if the new Star section is coming to Disney+ in the US.
Disney Plus: Star
Star is a new section being added to the Disney+ streaming service in certain countries on February 23rd, 2021.
The new arrival brings with it a host of new content for fans to enjoy, most of which being aimed at adults – such as Family Guy, 24, How I Met Your Mother, Big Sky and Helstrom – rather than Disney’s usual kid-friendly films and TV series.
Is Star coming to the US?
- No, Star will not be added to Disney+ in the United States.
That’s because most of Star’s content can already be found on the Disney-owned streaming service, Hulu, as well as the TV network, ABC.
Both Hulu and ABC are unavailable outside of the US and so Star is a way for fans to enjoy content from these channels around the world.
For fans in the US, Disney offers a joint Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ subscription for $12.99 per month.
Which countries are getting Star?
At launch, on February 23rd, Star will be coming to Disney+ in the following 21 countries:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
On top of that, the Star section is also set to be added to Disney+ in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Eastern Europe later in 2021.
It should also be noted that the availability of certain titles will differ depending on licensing agreements around the world.
Star launched on Disney+ in select countries on February 23rd, 2021.