After its launch in major markets around the world mostly in the west, Disney+ looks like it’s going to launch in key Asian markets this year. They have officially announced their launch in neighbouring Singapore this February 2021, but they have yet to officially announce its launch in Malaysia.
The good news for us is that Disney+ now has an official social media account for Malaysia sighted here on Facebook and Instagram which is verified under the name Disney+ HotstarMY. Disney+ Hotstar is already operating in some regions in Asia including Indonesia and India, and the exact same “Loading…” image was used to launch the official Disney+ Singapore Instagram account six weeks ago.
For those that don’t know Disney+ (pronounced Disney Plus) is an American subscription video on-demand over-the-top streaming service owned and operated by the The Walt Disney Company. Disney+ is Disney’s answer to Netflix and will be primarily showing films and television series produced by The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Television, including Disney brands such as Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and many more.
The price for a monthly subscription in the U.S. is USD6.99 (RM30) or USD69.99 (RM300) a year. Hence, if Disney+ plans to launch in Malaysia very soon, we can expect similar prices or even lower prices as they would have to compete with the likes of Netflix.
So fingers crossed and let’s hope that there’ll be an official announcement soon!