[This article was updated on 23 February 2021]
The uptake of streaming services has surged due to the Covid-19 pandemic and come next year, Singaporeans will have another new option to add to their list.
Disney+ announced on December 11 that its streaming services would be made available in Singapore starting today (23 February 2021).
The service will offer content from brands including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Star.
This also makes Singapore the first market globally to receive access to content from all six brands.
Subscribers will get to choose from over 500 films and 15,000 episodes of content.
They will also get access to exclusive Disney+ Originals and specials, including the popular The Mandolorian, Marvel Studios’ WandaVision, Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, and more.
Fees Start From S$11.98 A Month
Singaporeans cab subscribe to Disney+ via their website or app, which is available on both Android and iOS devices.
Disney+ said that it will be charging users S$11.98 per month or S$119.98 a year.
In contrast, Netflix’s plans range from S$11.98 to S$19.98 a month, depending on the number of devices.
Disney+ also announced a series of new content for the streaming service.
For example, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans can look forward to new series based on established properties such as Armor Wars and I Am Groot, starring Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.
“Streaming services have become an integral part of the daily lives for many consumers in Singapore, and we are dedicated to ensuring that Disney+ offers the best-in-class entertainment experience for all audiences,” said Amit Malhotra, regional lead of emerging markets from The Walt Disney APAC.
Disney+ Is Hiring In S’pore
Since June 2020, Disney+ has been ramping up its hiring efforts in Singapore, prompting speculations that the streaming service would be hitting our shores.
It is now hiring for 50 roles, according to its careers page.
Roles range from managerial 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.
Featured Image Credit: Disney+