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Disney+ Star to launch with 'Die Hard', 'X-Files', 'Lost', 'Alien', more

05 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |

Outside the US, Disney+ will launch a new Star section on February 23, 2021. The company confirms that it will include Die Hard, X-Files, Lost, 24, Alien, new originals, and more.

Star on Disney+

Besides Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic, subscribers outside the US will, starting February 23, have access to a new Star section on Disney+. The news was announced in December 2020 together with a price increase. Star on Disney+ will include more mature content from Disney TV, FX, and 20th Century Studios. At the same time, Disney+ will introduce parental controls including a PIN code tool.

Disney+ Star

There will be over 1000 movies, series, and TV shows available but the catalog will differ between regions at launch due to licensing deals that have yet to expire. Disney+ UK and Disney+ Spain have revealed some of the first titles on Star. These include:
  • Die Hard (confirmed for Disney+ UK & Spain)
  • 24 (UK & Spain)
  • Lost (UK & Spain)
  • The X-Files (UK & Spain)
  • Desperate Housewives (UK & Spain)
  • How I Met Your Mother (UK & Spain)
  • Prison Break (UK & Spain)
  • Atlanta (UK)
  • Black-ish (UK)
  • Sons of Anarchy (Spain)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (Spain)
  • Scandal (Spain)
  • Alien (Spain) In addition, Disney+ will debut Star originals. Drama-thriller Big Sky and Love, Victor (sequel to Love, Simon) are slated to arrive sometime in February 2021.

    4K Dolby Vision + Atmos?

    Disney+ supports streaming in up to 4K Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Several of the Star titles exist in 4K HDR and/or Dolby Atmos but Disney has not yet said if it will make them available in the highest quality through Disney+ Star. Also read: List: Disney+ to add 10 Star Wars series, 10 Marvel series & much more During the presentation of Star in December 2020, Disney+ also briefly demonstrated the user interface of Star. The following titles were highlighted but it is unclear if all of them will be available at launch in February:
  • Modern Family
  • Homeland
  • Americans
  • Snowfall
  • Borat
  • War of the Planet of the Apes
  • Pretty Woman
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Disney+ Star

    These titles were highlighted during the reveal of Star in December 2020

    Disney+ Star

    These titles were highlighted during the reveal of Star in December 2020

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