Disney Plus: New "Star" Service Launches With More Adult Content For International Regions
People in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand can now sign up to Disney+ Star.
The popular streaming service Disney+ continues to evolve, this time with a new offering for international markets called "Star" that features more adult-themed programming.
Disney+ Star is now available in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, along with Singapore, which represents the first region where Disney+ launched with Star. According to Deadline, Disney will release Disney+ with Star in Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea later in the year.
Star is not available in the US because much of its content is already available on Disney's Hulu platform. But this is a very big deal for Disney+ as it opens up the grown-up Disney content to a significantly larger audience than before.
Some of the biggest-name catalog content on Star includes Grey's Anatomy, The X-Files, Lost, Family Guy, Atlanta, Black-ish, and Scandal, along with movies like Moulin Rouge, The Devil Wears Prada, Die Hard 2, Pretty Woman, and The Favorite, just to name a small few.
Disney+ originals are also featured on Star, including Love, Victor; Big Sky, and Solar Opposites. Deadline reported that Disney will also develop "locally produced" original content for certain Star regions.
Coinciding with the announcement of Star's international expansion, Disney introduced parental controls for Disney+ in the Star regions and globally. You can see a breakdown of the new controls in the video above.
"Disney+ has touched the lives of nearly a hundred million people around the globe by providing a home for exceptional storytelling from the beloved brands of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, and today's launch of the Star-branded international general entertainment offering marks an exciting expansion for the service," Disney boss Rebecca Campbell said in a statement. "With the addition of Star, we're building even more value for consumers by adding an incredible array of high-quality movies and series for families, older teens, and adults, fueled by the acquisition of 21st Century Fox and our creative studios."
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