The acceptance of streaming services has increased significantly due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Next year, Singaporeans will have another new option to add to their list.
Disney + announced today (December 11) that its streaming services will be available in Singapore on February 23, 2021.
The service features content from brands such as Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Star.
This makes Singapore the first market in the world to have access to content from all six brands.
Subscribers can choose from over 500 films and 15,000 episodes of content.
You'll also get access to exclusive Disney + originals and specials, including The Mandolorian, WandaVision by Marvel Studios, Disney's Lady and The Tramp, and more.
Fees start at S $ 11.98 per month
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Singaporeans can subscribe to Disney + through their website or app, which is available on both Android and iOS devices.
Disney + announced that it will charge users S $ 11.98 per month or S $ 119.98 per year.
In contrast, Netflix's plans range from S $ 11.98 to S $ 19.98 one month, depending on the number of devices.
Price comparison of various streaming services available in Singapore / Photo credit: Vulcan Post
Disney + also announced a range of new content for the streaming service.
For example, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans can look forward to new series based on established traits like Armor Wars and I Am Groot, starring Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.
"Streaming services have become a part of everyday life for many Singapore consumers and we are committed to ensuring that Disney + delivers the best entertainment experience in its class to all viewers," said Amit Malhotra, Singapore emerging markets regional director for Der Walt Disney APAC.
Disney + is hiring in S’pore
Since June this year, Disney + has been stepping up its hiring efforts in Singapore, sparking speculation that the streaming service would reach our shores.
According to its careers page, the company is currently hiring over 50 positions.
Disney + Careers Page screenshot / Image Credit: Disney +
The roles range from leadership positions to designers, artists, directors and production engineers.
Disney + is currently available in over 30 territories, and over 60.5 million people have paid to subscribe to the service since it launched in November 2019.
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