Unfortunately, there is no official announcement on when Disney Plus (Disney+) will be coming to Malaysia just yet but this is still good news as the streaming site is making its way to Southeast Asia by first launching in Indonesia on September 5.
If you’re wondering on why Indonesia was chosen to be the first Southeast Asian country for the launch, it’s because the company is quite confident of the potential that Indonesia has for the service as its Disney CEO Bob Chapek himself who first revealed the Indonesian launch during a recent financial conference call.
The service is called Disney+ Hotstar in Indonesia which is similar to India. Hotstar was originally an Indian on-demand streaming platform that belonged to Star India which offers local contents including sports such as Indian Premier League cricket alongside several international contents from HBO, Showtime, and many more.
Hotstar then joined the Disney family after the 21st Century Fox acquisition deal with its parent company. Disney+ Hotstar’s pricing in Indonesia has not yet been revealed but it is priced at USD 6.99 in the United States, which is approximately RM 30 or IDR 102,000.
So is Malaysia next? Or Singapore? When will Disney+ be available here? As mentioned earlier, there is no official announcement or known plans on when or if the streaming site will hit our shores. The Disney+ website for our market is still showing the “Keep Me Updated” sign-up box which allows you to register your interest in the service.
Guess we’ll have to wait a little longer until we get to watch the cool new shows and movies that Disney+ is offering such as the new Marvel series WandaVision, Falcon and The Winter Soldier and the award winning Hamilton play which was recently made available on Disney+ 2 months ago.
What do you think of this news? What are the shows or movies you’re looking forward to watch on Disney+? Let us know