Disney+ set to launch in Mzansi: Everything you need to know

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Disney+ will officially launch in South Africa on Wednesday 18 May. This means South Africans will have access to some of the best films and television shows, including the Oscar-nominated Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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DISNEY+ LAUNCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA 

The Walt Disney Company launched Disney+ in November 2019 in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands, later expanding to Australia and New Zealand. 

According to Channel24, the streaming service has grown to become the third-most in-demand video streaming service for original content around the world behind Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. 

Disney+ will have exclusive content from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star, a content hub within the streaming service.

Parents with little ones will be able to set up a profile for them to access child-friendly content. 

WHAT TO EXPECT 

Entertainment lovers in Mzansi can expect a wide range of content on Disney+. Subscribers can expect to see the Oscar-winning film Encanto, Star Wars’ The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian starring Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano. 

Take a look at other films and television series to expect on Disney+: 

  • Moon Knight
  • Luca
  • Cruella
  • The Simpsons
  • The Kardashians
  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum

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THE PRICE TAG 

Disney+ will be available to South Africans at R119 per month of R1 990 for an annual subscription. 

The streaming service will have unlimited downloads on up to 10 devices and the ability to set up seven profiles. 

Several streaming services are currently available in South Africa, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ and BritBox SA. 

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