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Disney+ opens for streaming: How to get it

Disney+ has launched in Australia. Image: Getty

Disney+ has launched in Australia with more than 600 moves and 7,000 episodes and plans to suck the oxygen out of Netflix and Stan. 

Disney+ has already ripped its content from Stan, delivering a massive blow to the local streamer. 

And after accruing 10 million subscriptions within one day of launching in the USA, all eyes will be on the “Netflix killer” platform’s performance here. 

As the kid-centric platform launches, the streaming space will become astronomically more competitive, but Disney+ will have one advantage – it doesn’t need to convince anyone about the content. 

As industry insider Matthew Ball said, Disney – which owns Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar – has released the highest grossing films of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and was the first to release five films which made more than US$1 billion in one year in 2019. 

And with its suite of original series, including the highly anticipated The Mandalorian Star Wars spin off, the platform will sell itself to fans almost immediately. 

When does the next episode of The Mandalorian come out? 

The Mandalorian is considered the biggest draw-card of Disney+, with the first two episodes available upon the launch. The live-action Star Wars series is the first of its kind within the Star Wars universe. 

New episodes of the original series will premiere on Fridays at 7:01pm AEDT, beginning from 22 November. 

How do I get Disney+ in Australia? 

You can sign up the way you would for any other streaming service, although the Disney+ trial period of just one week is significantly lower than the standard month offered by other streaming platforms.

You can jump online for a free trial at the Disney+ site, and provide card details. Then, you can watch the content from your computer or download the Disney+ app for your phone. And you can stream it to Apple TV or Chromecast it, with the platform supporting streams on up to four devices at a time. 

If you love it, it’s $8.99 a month or $89.99 a year.

Disney+ hacker challenge

However, Disney+ has reportedly already been hacked, with ZDNet reporting accounts being sold on the dark web.


What’s on offer on Disney+?

Here’s what you can expect to see:


  • The Mandalorian

  • Noelle

  • Encore!

  • Lady and the Tramp

  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Star Wars movies: 

  • Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

  • Episode II: Attack of the Clones

  • Epsiode III: Revenge of the Sith

  • Episode IV: Star Wars: A New Hope

  • Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

  • Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

  • Episode VII: The Force Awakens

  • Rogue One

  • Solo

Pixar movies

  • Brave

  • Cars

  • Coco

  • Finding Dory and Finding Nemo

  • Inside Out

  • Monsters, Inc.

  • Monsters University

  • The Incredibles

  • Toy Story

  • Toy Story 2

  • Toy Story 3

  • Ratatouille

  • Up!

  • Wall-E

Marvel movies

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

  • The Avengers

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • Avengers: Endgame

  • Avengers: Infinity War

  • Doctor Strange

  • Captain Marvel

  • Iron Man

  • Iron Man 2

  • Iron Man 3

  • Thor

  • Thor: The Dark World

  • Thor: Ragnarok

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

  • Captain America: Civil War

  • Ant-Man

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

  • Black Panther

Disney movies

  • 101 Dalmatians (live action)

  • 101 Dalmatians (animated)

  • Aladdin (animated)

  • Beauty and the Beast (live action)

  • Beauty and the Beast (animated)

  • Big Hero 6

  • Cinderella

  • Dumbo (live action)

  • Dumbo (animated)

  • Frozen

  • The Lion King (original)

  • The Little Mermaid

  • Mary Poppins

  • Mary Poppins Returns

  • Moana

  • Mulan

  • Ralph Breaks The Internet

  • Snow White

  • Tangled

Other films

  • Avatar

  • Camp Rock

  • The Chronicles of Narnia

  • Descendants

  • Hannah Montana

  • High School Musical 1, 2 and 3

  • Home Alone

  • Home Alone 2

  • Home Alone 3

  • The Mighty Ducks

  • The Parent Trap

  • The Princess Diaries

  • Remember The Titans

  • Sister Act

  • Three Men And A Baby

  • Tron

  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates

  • Mickey and the Roadster Racers

  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

  • Puppy Dog Pals

  • Teen Beach Movie

  • Vampirina

  • Free Solo (National Geographic's Academy Award winning documentary)

  • Pirates of the Caribbean


  • The Simpsons (seasons 1-29)

  • The Clone Wars

  • The Yoda Chronicles

  • Star Wars Rebels

  • LEGO Droid Tales

  • The Mandalorian

  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum

  • Forky Answers a Question

  • The Imagineering Story

  • Select Marvel TV series

  • National Geographic series

The new Lizzie McGuire series will also find a home on Disney+ when it is released. 

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