In a surprise announcement this morning, Disney has announced that many of the TV shows and movies they’ve been pulling from Netflix Australia will be available to Australian subscribers of STAN from Friday Dec 14th 2018.
It was widely anticipated that Disney would launch it’s own Disney+ streaming service in Australia during 2019 but that seems to have been shelved at least for the next few years. Disney brands covered by the STAN deal include Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and Disney Channel.
This is *marvel*lous news for STAN subscribers who will not have to pay any extra per month for this big increase in popular TV shows and movies available to them. Today’s announcement comes on top of recent Stan wins including adding the entire James Bond movie collection to their catalogue later this month.
At Ausdroid we like Netflix but it’s important that it doesn’t become a near monopoly streaming service in the Australian market which can charge whatever it wants. Disney joining forces with STAN strengthens it’s ability to compete with Netflix and provide strong competition which should help keep a lid on price increases.
Mike Sneesby, Stan’s CEO told Australian media:
Disney is one of the most iconic entertainment brands globally and we are very proud to be partnering with them to bring a huge collection of their biggest live-action and animated films and TV programmes to our customers. With hits from across all their biggest franchises including Disney Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm as well as Disney Channels’ TV series and movies, the deal further illustrates Stan’s ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the world’s very best premium entertainment.
Some of the big name Disney movies STAN subscribers can enjoy from tomorrow include:
Disney/Pixar: Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3, Finding Nemo, Frozen, The Lion King, Cars and Cars 2, Monsters Inc. and Monsters University, Big Hero 6, The Incredibles, Up, Wall-E, the animated Beauty and The Beast, Maleficent, The Little Mermaid, live-action Cinderella, Coco and A Wrinkle in Time.
Marvel universe: Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3, The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor and Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Ant-Man.
Lucasfilm: The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Alongside the movie collection will be a huge selection of Disney’s kids TV programming from Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Key titles include Disney Junior’s Sofia the First and The Lion Guard, and Disney Channel’s Tangled: The Series, Star Wars Rebels, Andi Mack and DuckTales.
Ausdroid readers can watch STAN on a wide variety of Google and Android related devices including Chromecast, Android Phones and Tablets, Android TV boxes (Foxtel Now box, Nexus Player, NVIDIA SHIELD TV and Mi Box), Android TV’s (Sony, TCL, Philips) as well as many other entertainment devices.
If you are interested in watching all these movies and shows head on over to the STAN website, sign up and start your thirty day free trial now.