Disney + Hotstar will launch in Thailand on June 30, in partnership with local telecommunications provider AIS. This makes Thailand the fourth country in Southeast Asia to have access to the streaming service, after Indonesia, Singapore and, more recently, Malaysia.
The streaming service in Thailand will allow users to access five of its six available content brands: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. Local entertainment content will also be offered through partnerships with several Thai studios.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Disney + Hotstar launch in Thailand. Read on for more information on launch details, what content is available on the platform, subscription details and more.
When will Disney + Hotstar launch in Thailand?
Disney + Hotstar is expected to arrive in Thailand on Wednesday, June 30, as reported earlier this month. Interested subscribers can already start subscribing to the service before its launch.
How much will Disney + Hotstar cost in Thailand?
Direct subscriptions to Disney + Hotstar in Thailand will cost 99 THB per month, or 799 THB for an annual subscription.
Currently, AIS mobile network users are eligible for a special offer if they subscribe to the service before June 27. Early bird subscribers will be able to enjoy a monthly subscription price of THB 35 for one year, and will also receive their second month of Disney + Hotstar for free. This presale offer is not available for non-AIS customers.
How do I sign up for Disney + Hotstar in Thailand?
What brands are available on Disney + Hotstar in Thailand?
For the Thai public, the service will provide access to more than 700 films and 14,000 episodes of popular series through five content brands: Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic.
Subscribers will also have access to Thai titles thanks to Disney’s partnerships with Thai studios such as GDH 559, Sahamongkol Film, Katana Group and One 31. Asian titles from South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong also have been confirmed.
What Marvel movies and shows will be available on Disney + Hotstar?
Recent Disney + Original Series from the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, including WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and the pursuit Loki series, starring Tom Hiddleston, will all be available on Disney + Hotstar.
Viewers can also look forward to upcoming Marvel titles such as Hawk Eye, which will see Jeremy Renner reprise the lead role and introduce a new character in Kate Bishop, who will be played by Hailee Steinfeld. Future titles in works also include What if…?, which will explore alternate realities within the MCU; as good as Ms. Marvel, which will feature Kamala Khan, who is set to be Marvel’s first Muslim superhero on screen. The premiere dates for these series have not been announced.
There is also the next one She-Hulk series slated to air in 2022, with Tatiana Maslany in the lead role and Jameela Jamil in the villain role. Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth will resume their characters from Bruce Banner and Emil Blonsky respectively for this series.
Disney has also announced an upcoming series, Armor wars, which will see Don Cheadle reprise his role as War Machine. Other upcoming titles include Moon knight, with Oscar Isaac, and Secret invasion, with Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn and Christopher McDonald.
The next Marvel movie Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh and David Harbor, will be released in July in theaters around the world. It will have a simultaneous release on Disney + through its Premier Access feature, where subscribers will be able to stream the film to their homes after paying a one-time royalty.
However, Premier Access has yet to be announced for Disney + Hotstar, so fans in Thailand may have to wait a few months before they can watch the film on the platform on October 6 at no additional cost.
Past Marvel titles set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – with the exception of the Spider Man and Venom movies – will be available on the Disney + Hotstar platform at launch.
What Disney movies and shows will be available on Disney + Hotstar?
Disney’s latest movie Cruel, which stars Emma Stone, is currently only available through Premier Access, which will not be accessible on Disney + Hotstar until its launch on June 30 in Thailand. Subscribers will have to wait until August 27 for the film to be available on the platform at no additional cost.
Raya and the last dragon, which released earlier this year, was also recently released from its Premier Access status and is now available to stream on Disney + at no additional cost. The animated film draws inspiration from Southeast Asian cultures and brought in Thai artist Fawn Veerasunthorn as the story leader.
Disney animated classics such as The beauty and the Beast, The little Mermaid, Mulan and The Lion King will all be available on Disney + Hotstar at launch, along with original live-action movies like Musical High School and Maleficent.
Disney Channel Original TV Series such as It’s so Raven, Hannah montana and Gravity falls will also be available for streaming.
What Star wars will movies and shows be available on Disney + Hotstar?
All nine Star wars the beloved main series movies will be available on Disney + Hotstar, along with a spin-off movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Subscribers will also have access to spin-off animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Disney + original Star wars titles already available include the live series The Mandalorian and animated series Star Wars: The Bad Lot.
Fans of the franchise can also expect more Star wars– upcoming work, including two TV series that will center on beloved characters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano. The first will bring back Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, the stars of the prequel Star wars trilogy, and the latter will star Rosario Dawson, who played a cameo role in The Mandalorian.
Clone Wars and Rebels creator Dave Filoni will work with Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau on the Ahsoka series, as well as a second series titled Rangers of the New Republic.
Another title to look forward to is the return of fan favorite character Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, with Robert Rodriguez as executive producer.
What Pixar movies and shows will be available on Disney + Hotstar?
Pixar’s latest title to be featured on Disney + Hotstar when it launches in Thailand will be an animated film Luca, which just released earlier this month on June 18. Luca is a coming-of-age story set on the Italian Riviera that sees the main character cover up his true nature as an otherworldly sea creature and befriend another boy over an unforgettable summer .
Subscribers can also look forward to a new original Pixar animated series. Monsters at work from July 7, which will be based on the Monsters Inc. universe. The 10-episode series will star Ben Feldman as the protagonist, a new employee of Monsters, Inc. who dreams of working with his idols James “Sulley” Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, who will once again be voiced by original cast John Goodman. and Billy Cristal.
New titles on the Disney + Hotstar platform also include Pixar Popcorn, a series of short films featuring characters from older Pixar films, and Inside Pixar, a documentary series that focuses on the people, art and culture of Pixar Animation Studios.
Pixar’s extensive collection of animated films will also be available on Disney + Hotstar at launch, including famous franchises such as Toy story, The Incredibles, Cars and more recent hits such as Soul.
What National Geographic content will be available on Disney + Hotstar?
One of the most prominent National Geographic series that has been produced for Disney + is The world according to Jeff Goldblum, a 12-part docu-series that follows the actor as he explores a different subject with each episode.
Disney + Hotstar will also include existing documentaries on the channel such as Gordon Ramsay: Unexplored, Bermuda Triangle Sharks, Lost treasures of Egypt, Wild islands, and Genie.
What Thai movies and shows will be available on Disney + Hotstar?
Through their partnerships with the aforementioned studios, Thai subscribers can expect to stream movies from Thailand, including Extraordinary Siamese History: Eng and Chang, Pee, Friend zone and Tom yum goong.
Local TV drama series will also be featured, with upcoming titles like My lucky star and Love and fortune to be broadcast at the same time as the broadcast of the show during prime time.
What Asian movies and shows will be available on Disney + Hotstar?
Along with the Thai titles, there will also be content from other Asian countries featured on Disney + Hotstar, with content from South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong announced.
These will include titles such as Parasite, Shin godzilla, The silent forest and Ip Man 4: The Final.
What audio and subtitle languages will be available on Disney + Hotstar?
For Thai audiences, most English content will have Thai audio and / or subtitles. The majority of global blockbusters will also have Thai audio options available. All Asian titles will also be available in their original audio languages with Thai subtitles and Thai dubbing wherever available.
Can I share my Disney + Hotstar account?
Each Disney + Hotstar account will allow users to view content on two different screens at the same time.