Introducing Star on Disney +
Just when you think Disney + couldn’t get any better, they’ve only gone and introduced us to a whole new world of entertainment!
This time last year, we were all hyped for the launch of the new streaming platform and were so excited to relive our childhood through binge watching all of our favourite Disney movies.
One year on, and the hype is still there with the introduction to ‘Star’.
With already being home to a number of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic titles, we can now enjoy another wave of shows and movies from the sixth brand, Star.
Star is a new add on service on Disney + that will bring in films and series from Disney’s other franchises, as well as introducing Star Originals.
Disney + have described the exclusive add on as ‘More laughs. More drama. More thrills. More for you.’
The idea behind Star is to add more adult content that previously wouldn’t have sat comfortably alongside the family friendly content already on the platform. The Star brand will be home to television and movies from Disney’s creative studios, including Disney Television Studios, FX, 20th Century Studios, 20th Television and more.
We can now enjoy more diverse and wide-ranging entertainment than ever before. Star sits alongside the five brilliant brands that we already know and love and joins as the sixth tile on our Disney+ app.
Of course, with more mature content being added to the platform, changes follow. Subscribers of Disney + can now enable parental controls and add pins to lock profiles. So you can stop your children from streaming Star titles that are intended for an older audience.
Luckily, if you are already subscribed to Disney + you do not have to do anything extra to gain access to Star as it’s all in the one package!
If you are yet to have a subscription to Disney +, you can sign up now for £79.90 for 1 year or £7.99 a month. As of the 23rd February when Star launched, the subscription price increased a little but if you are an existing annual UK subscriber and you renew before 23rd August 2021 then you will not have to pay the new fee until the next annual payment.
Now we’ve got all the useful information out of the way, it’s time to talk about what TV shows and movies are currently available on Star.
When Star launched on the 23rd February we were a little overwhelmed with how many TV shows and movies we were treated to.
A whole host of movies and TV have already been released on Star, with more to be added down the line.
There is SO much to choose from and I think it’s safe to say that you will not be running out of things to watch anytime soon!
Here is a list of just a few of the TV shows and movies that have made it onto the streaming platform already:
- American Dad
- Buffy The Vampire Slayer
- Conan The Barbarian
- Cougar Town
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
- Deadpool 2
- Desperate Housewives
- Family Guy
- The Favourite
- The Fosters
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Grey's Anatomy
- How I Met Your Mother
- I Love You, Beth Cooper
- Independence Day
- Jennifer's Body
- John Tucker Must Die
- Kingsman: The Secret Service
- Modern Family
- Moulin Rouge
- The Other Woman
- Pretty Woman
- Prison Break
- Romeo and Juliet (yes the one with young Leo in!)
- Scream Queens
- Sons Of Anarchy
- There's Something About Mary
- Ugly Betty
- The X-Files
- 24 and 24: Legacy
Other series and films included in the Star package are: Bones, Code Black, The Devil Wears Prada, The Happening, The Killing, LA 92, Lost, The Maze Runner, Planet of the Apes, Shallow Hal, Starship Troopers, Taxi (2004) and the Die Hard franchise. Just to name a few!
Big Sky - Starring Ryan Phillippe and Kylie Bunbury, Big Sky sees Ryan and Kylie's characters as private detectives who set out to find two kidnapped sisters.
Love, Victor - TV spin off to 2018 film Love Simon - following a new student at Creekwood High School on his journey of self-discovery.
Animated series called Solar Opposites. (From the creators of Rick and Morty) and Marvel TV show Helstrom which will be arriving soon.
At the moment Disney are not saying too much about what other series will be added to the platform BUT they have said they will be announcing shows in the drama, comedy and unscripted genres so keep your eyes peeled!
What are you most excited to watch on Star?
We can't wait to re-watch Grey's Anatomy, Prison Break, Ugly Betty and of course drool over young Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo and Juliet!