Malaysians, our patience has finally paid off, because it’s finally D-day.
And the D in the D-day actually stands for… Disney+!
The streaming platform will finally be available on our shores after it first made its debut in November 2019.
What you need to know about Disney+ Hotstar Malaysia
#1 Coming in June
The streaming platform will officially launch on 1 June 2021
! The Walt Disney Company has appointed Astro
to be an official distributor of the streaming platform in Malaysia.
“We are delighted to be an official distributor of Disney+ Hotstar in Malaysia and to aggregate more world class content on our platform. Soon customers can enjoy the dazzling line-up from Disney+ Hotstar in addition to the much-loved Astro hits, local signatures, award-winning originals and unparalleled live sports, making us the undisputed entertainment destination for Malaysians.
“Our Movies Pack customers will soon be able to stream world-class entertainment on Disney+ Hotstar for just an additional RM5 per month while non-Movies Pack customers can also enjoy Disney+ Hotstar via other attractive value bundles. This is a great start to an action-packed year where we will be aggregating subscription-based video on demand (SVOD) streaming services, giving our customers the widest variety of entertainment to choose from, value and convenience,” said Henry Tan, Group Chief Executive Officer of Astro.
#2 A vast library of content
When you subscribe, you can expect a library of over 800 films and 18,000 episodes of content - enough to last you till 2025. Fans can enjoy highly-anticipated content from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as ‘WandaVision
’, ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
’, and also plenty of ‘Star Wars’ titles like ‘The Mandalorian
#3 A bundle of award-winning content
Now we know what Disney has to offer, you will also get extra goodies too! Fans can look forward to award-winning content from Pixar, National Geographic, FX and 20th Century Studios, to name a few.
#4 There will also be great local content
There will also be a long list of Malaysian content such as ‘J2: J Retribusi’,‘Zombitopia’, ‘Ada Hantu’, ‘Ejen Ali’, ‘Upin & Ipin’, ‘Munafik’, and get this: even Yasmin Ahmad films. Several of these titles will skip theatre premiere and debut exclusively straight on Disney+ Hotstar.
#5 You'll also get Chinese and Tamil content
Fans of Chinese and Tamil series and movies, you're not left behind. Besides Malay content, there will also be popular Chinese and Tamil movies and series including exclusive never-seen-before Hindi and Tamil movies and series by Hotstar.
#6 Affordable pricing
To start, subscription rates for Disney+ Hotstar is priced at RM54.90 for three months
#7 Special entitlement for Astro subscribers
If you're already an Astro subscriber, there's good news for you. There will be a special entitlement package for Astro Movie Pack customers for only an additional of RM5 per month
, while non-Movies Pack customers can also enjoy Disney+ Hotstar via other attractive value bundles.
#8 Just a click to subscribe
You can subscribe via the app or via Astro, the only official distributor for Disney+ Hotstar.
Starting from 4 May, customers can sign up for the Movies Pack that will come with Disney+ Hotstar on 1 June 2021 via WhatsApp (+603-95433838), Astro CH200, official website
as well as via authorised retailers and dealers.
So, wait not more guys, we’ve got less than a month to go until we can finally enjoy Disney+ Hotstar and say hello to many sleepless nights!