Plus point for Disney+ as streamer sets subscription fee as low as IDR15K in Indonesia

Disney+ Hotstar announcing its arrival in Indonesia on Sept. 5, 2020.
Disney+ Hotstar announcing its arrival in Indonesia on Sept. 5, 2020.

It won’t be too long until Disney+ officially launches in Indonesia on Sept. 5, and the streamer recently announced an attractive subscription rate, which may see them competing closely with more established competition in the country.

Related: Disney+ gets Sept. 5 Indonesia launch date in Southeast Asia first

Subscription for Disney+ in Indonesia has been set at IDR39K (US$2.65) monthly or IDR199K (US$13.55) annually.

However, early subscribers can get an even better deal through the streamer’s collaboration with state-owned mobile internet service provider Telkomsel. From now until Sept. 3, Telkomsel users can enjoy a pre-launch special offer at IDR15K per month or the IDR30K package for three months, both of which will include data plans. 

This offer is available for Telkomsel prepaid (simPATI, Kartu As) and postpaid (Kartu Halo) users, which can be activated through MyTelkomsel app or by dialing *363*999#.

Indonesia is set to be the first Southeast Asian country to welcome Disney+, and the service will be launched in collaboration with Indian streaming platform Hotstar, following the same model of the service in India, which launched in April. 

Disney+ currently has over 60 million subscribers in its select markets worldwide just nine months after its launch. The streamer is home to a huge library of Disney property, including movies by Marvel and Pixar studios. Several Disney+ originals are also available, such as the recently released movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Hamilton, which stars Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The hotly anticipated live adaptation of Mulan, which saw its theatrical release delayed worldwide due to the coronavirus outbreak, is set to be released on Disney+ a day before the streamer’s Indonesia launch. However, the movie will be a “premiere access” title that costs an additional US$29.99 to stream.

There will also be seven new Indonesian films to premiere on Disney+, such as Sabar Ini Ujian, Pelukis Hantu, Warkop DKI Reborn 4, and Benyamin Biang Kerok 2, in addition to more than 300 Indonesian films in their library. The streaming platform has forged a collaboration with the Bumilangit Cinematic Universe, where local superhero flicks like Gundala will stream after they appear in theatres.

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