STAR on Disney+: Information, Price, Content List and More!

Updated: Jan 28

Back on the Investor Day in December 2020, Disney announced their version of Hulu outside of the US: STAR. I'm treating this as a very distinct service to Disney+ but, make no mistake, this is integrated fully within the Disney+ app/website.


What is STAR?

As mentioned above, STAR is Disney's version of Hulu outside of the US. This is where you'll find all of Disney's content aimed at the general audience, a distinct departure from the squeaky-clean family-friendly Disney+ we've all grown to know - for better or for worse!


Unlike Hulu, STAR will not contain any licensed shows/movies. If you've ever used Hulu, you'll notice that it functions as more of a Netflix than a Disney+ because it has a lot of shows/movies that weren't made by any of Disney's studios. STAR will only contain shows and movies from the likes of 20th Century, Searchlight, ABC, FX and Freeform.


Any true Hulu Originals, i.e. any show on Hulu made and distributed by Hulu, will be rebranded as STAR Originals. Shows like The Handmaid's Tale and Four Weddings and a Funeral, which are on Hulu as originals but actually produced by MGM Television, will not be on the service.


How Much Does STAR Cost?

Nothing!*


*In a roundabout way. Disney is billing STAR as a "free hub", when in actual fact it is not possible to be subscribed to Disney+ without encountering the STAR catalogue. The introduction of STAR also coincides with a slight price increase in the monthly/annual subscription for Disney+, and this is where it gets a bit complex.


From 23 February 2021, all new subscribers will need to pay the increased price (£7.99/€8.99 per month | £79.90/€89.90 per year).


For people who went through a billing cycle before 23 February 2021, they will have the current price honoured until 23 August 2021. What this means, in effect, is that if you are currently subscribed to Disney+, you should probably update your annual subscription before the price increase to delay having to pay it.


What Content Will There be on STAR?

Disney has remained very tight-lipped about what content we can expect to see on STAR, but they have given us some clues. I'll keep updating this list when there is more to say but, for now, here's what we've got:


STAR Originals

BIG SKY (STAR ORIGINAL)

HELSTROM (STAR ORIGINAL)

LOVE, VICTOR (STAR ORIGINAL)

SOLAR OPPOSITES (STAR ORIGINAL)

American Horror Stories (Hulu) - Not a Launch Title

Dopesick (Hulu) - Not a Launch Title

The Dropout (Hulu) - Not a Launch Title

The Old Man (Hulu) - Not a Launch Title

Platform (Hulu) - Not a Launch Title

Only Murders in the Building (Hulu) - Not a Launch Title

Reservation Dogs (Hulu) - Not a Launch Title

Y: The Last Man (Hulu) - Not a Launch Title

Shōgun (Hulu) - Not a Launch Title

The Orville (FOX → Hulu) - Not a Launch Title



Television Library

ACCORDING TO JIM

ALIAS

AMERICAN DAD

ANIMAL FIGHT NIGHT

APOCALYPSE WORLD WAR I

APOCALYPSE: THE SECOND WORLD WAR

ATLANTA

BLACKISH

BLOODY TALES OF EUROPE

BLOODY TALES OF THE TOWER

BONES

BROTHERS & SISTERS

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

BURIED SECRETS OF WWII

BURN NOTICE

CASTLE

CODE BLACK

COUGAR TOWN

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

DEVIOUS MAIDS

DRUGS, INC.

FAMILY GUY

FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN

FIREFLY

FLASHFORWARD

THE FOSTERS

THE GIFTED

GLEE

GREY’S ANATOMY

THE HOT ZONE

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

INSIDE NORTH KOREA’S DYNASTY

THE KILLING

LA 92

LANCE

LIE TO ME

LOST

MAFIA CONFIDENTIAL

MARADONA CONFIDENTIAL

MARS

MODERN FAMILY

O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA

PERCEPTION

PRISON BREAK

RAISING HOPE

RESURRECTION

REVENGE

ROSEWOOD

SCANDAL

SCREAM QUEENS

SCRUBS

SLEEPY HOLLOW

SNOWFALL

SONS OF ANARCHY

THE STRAIN

TERRA NOVA

TERRIERS

TRUST

UGLY BETTY

ULTIMATE SURVIVAL WWII

VALLEY OF THE BOOM

WITNESS TO DISASTER

WWII BOMB HUNTERS

THE X-FILES

THE 2000S: THE DECADE WE SAW IT ALL

24

24: LEGACY

THE 80S: THE DECADE THAT MADE US

9/11 FIREHOUSE

THE 90S: THE LAST GREAT DECADE?

9-1-1

Film Library

THE 13TH WARRIOR

42 TO 1

9 TO 5

ADAM (2009)

THE AIR UP THERE

THE ALAMO (2004)

ANNA AND THE KING

ANNAPOLIS

ANOTHER EARTH

ANOTHER STAKEOUT

ANYWHERE BUT HERE

ARACHNOPHOBIA

AUSTRALIA

BACHELOR PARTY

BAD ASS

BAD COMPANY (2002)

BAD COMPANY (AKA: TOOL SHED)

BAD GIRLS (1994)

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

BAGGAGE CLAIM

THE BANGER SISTERS

BE WATER

BEACHES

BEFORE AND AFTER (1996)

BELLE

BELOVED (1998)

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

BEST LAID PLANS

BIG TROUBLE

BILLY BATHGATE

BLACK NATIVITY

BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION

BOYS DON’T CRY

BRAVEHEART

BREAKING AND ENTERING

BRINGING OUT THE DEAD

BROADCAST NEWS

BROKEDOWN PALACE

BROKEN LIZARD’S CLUB DREAD

BROTHERS IN EXILE

BROWN SUGAR

BUBBLE BOY

BULWORTH

BUSHWHACKED

CAN’T BUY ME LOVE

CASANOVA (2005)

CATCH THAT KID

CEDAR RAPIDS

CHAIN REACTION

CHASING PAPI

CHASING TYSON

CHOKE

THE CLEARING

CLEOPATRA (1963)

COCKTAIL

COCOON: THE RETURN

COLD CREEK MANOR

THE COLOR OF MONEY

COME SEE THE PARADISE

THE COMEBACKS

COMMANDO (1985)

CON AIR

CONAN THE BARBARIAN

CONFETTI

CONSENTING ADULTS

A COOL DRY PLACE

COUSIN BETTE

CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL

CRIMSON TIDE

THE CRUCIBLE

CYRUS

DAMIEN – OMEN II

THE DARJEELING LIMITED

DARK WATER

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (2008)

THE DAY THE SERIES STOPPED

DAY WATCH

DEADPOOL 2

DEAD PRESIDENTS

DECEIVED (1991)

THE DEEP END

DEEP RISING

DEION’S DOUBLE PLAY

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

DEVIL’S DUE

DIE HARD 2

DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE

DOUBLE TAKE

DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS

DOWN PERISCOPE

DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION

DREAMING OF JOSEPH LEES

DRIVE ME CRAZY

THE DROP

DUETS

THE EAST

ED WOOD

THE EDGE

ENCINO MAN

ENEMY OF THE STATE

ENOUGH SAID

EVITA

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

THE FAB FIVE (2011)

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (2015)

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

THE FAVOURITE

THE FINAL CONFLICT

FIRESTORM (1998)

THE FLY (1986)

FOR THE BOYS

FOUR FALLS OF BUFFALO

FRENCH CONNECTION II

THE FRENCH CONNECTION

FROM HELL

GENTLEMEN BRONCOS

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM

THE GOOD SON (1993)

A GOOD YEAR

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

THE GREAT WHITE HYPE

GROSSE POINTE BLANK

GUILTY AS SIN

GUN SHY

THE HAPPENING

HERE ON EARTH

HIGH FIDELITY

HIGH HEELS AND LOW LIFES

HITCHCOCK

HOFFA

HOLY MAN

HOPE SPRINGS (2003)

I HEART HUCKABEES

I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER

I ORIGINS

I THINK I LOVE MY WIFE

IDIOCRACY

IN AMERICA

IN HER SHOES

INDEPENDENCE DAY

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE

INVENTING THE ABBOTTS

JENNIFER´S BODY

THE JEWEL OF THE NILE

JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE

JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION

JORDAN RIDES THE BUS

JOSHUA

JUST MARRIED

JUST WRIGHT

KINGDOM COME

KISSING JESSICA STEIN

KUNG POW: ENTER THE FIST

LADYHAWKE

THE LADYKILLERS (2004)

LAST DANCE (1996)

LE DIVORCE

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN

THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU

LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD

LOOKING FOR RICHARD

MAD LOVE (1995)

THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER

MARGARET

THE MARINE

MARKED FOR DEATH

THE MARRYING MAN

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

MASH

MAX PAYNE

THE MAZE RUNNER

MEDICINE MAN

MELINDA AND MELINDA

METRO

MIAMI RHAPSODY

MILLER’S CROSSING

MOULIN ROUGE (2001)

MY FATHER THE HERO

MYSTERY, ALASKA

THE NAMESAKE

NATURE BOY

NEVER DIE ALONE

THE NEWTON BOYS

NIGHT WATCH (2006)

NO MAS

NOTHING TO LOSE

NOTORIOUS

OFFICE SPACE

ONE HOUR PHOTO

OSCAR AND LUCINDA

THE OTHER WOMAN (2014)

OUR FAMILY WEDDING

OUT TO SEA

PATHFINDER (2007)

PHAT GIRLZ

PHONE BOOTH

PLANET OF THE APES (1968)

PLANET OF THE APES (2001)

PONY EXCESS

THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1972)

POST GRAD

POWDER

THE PREACHER’S WIFE

PRETTY WOMAN

PRIMEVAL

THE PUPPET MASTERS

THE PYRAMID

QUILLS

QUIZ SHOW

RAVENOUS

REBOUND

RENAISSANCE MAN

REVENGE OF THE NERDS II: NERDS IN PARADISE

THE RINGER

ROBIN HOOD (1991)

THE ROCKER

ROMANCING THE STONE

RUBY SPARKS

RUNAWAY BRIDE

RUSHMORE

RUTHLESS PEOPLE

THE SAVAGES

SAY IT ISN’T SO

THE SCARLET LETTER

SEA OF SHADOWS

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

SEPARATE LIES

THE SESSIONS

SHADOW CONSPIRACY

SHALLOW HAL

SHINING THROUGH

THE SIEGE

SIGNS

SIMON BIRCH

A SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE

THE SITTER (2011)

SIX DAYS, SEVEN NIGHTS

SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY

SOLARIS

SOMEONE LIKE YOU

SOUL FOOD

SPY HARD

STAKEOUT

STARSHIP TROOPERS

STOKER

SUMMER OF SAM

SUPER TROOPERS (2002)

SURROGATES

SWING KIDS

TAXI (2004)

TERMINAL VELOCITY

THANK YOU FOR SMOKING

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY

THE THIN RED LINE (1999)

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

THREE FUGITIVES

THE THREE STOOGES (2012)

TITAN A.E.

TOMBSTONE

TOYS

TRAPPED IN PARADISE

TRISTAN & ISOLDE

UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

V.I. WARSHAWSKI

VERONICA GUERIN

THE VILLAGE (2004)

VON RYAN’S EXPRESS

WAITING TO EXHALE

WAITRESS

WAKING LIFE

THE WAR OF THE ROSES

THE WATCH (2012)

THE WATERBOY

THE WAY WAY BACK

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT

WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO + JULIET

WIN WIN

WOMAN ON TOP

WORKING GIRL (1988)

THE X-FILES

THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE


Another interesting thing about STAR is that, while Disney aren't licensing content, they are doing a wealth of local original co-productions. The instinct is that they're going to use an unscripted format for a lot of them, but it could provide some really interesting scripted programming for those who want the polish and budget of a Disney show/movie with the expression of local talent.


Local Original Co-Prods

Untitled Sean Doyle unscripted series


Disney+STAR is expected to have over 1000 new titles within the first year, so it'll be interesting to see what could come on the service.


A huge thank you to Roger from www.whatsondisneyplus.com for supplying the list!


Disney also haven't clarified a few key things:

  1. Will STAR have next-day airings of Disney's US shows?

  2. Will STAR Originals drop all at once or air weekly, even if the whole season is available in the US?

  3. Will they put all of their adult-oriented programming on Disney+STAR, effectively neutralising their linear channels?

  4. Will they offer movies on Premier Access if they're a part of the STAR catalogue (I'm looking at you, Death on the Nile).


Still, I am growing exceedingly excited to see what STAR on Disney+ has to offer. Are there any shows and movies you'd like to see on the service? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter, by following me and Josh: @StreamingBuffer and @JoshM_Jones respectively!


If, like my friend @DrewsClues on Twitter is, you're upset that STAR won't make it to the US, fear not. We've partnered up with StreamLocator for an exciting offer just for you! Check it out here! (Affiliate Link)


We're also running another give-away very, very soon. So stay tuned to find out what that could possibly be...


Until then, happy streaming!




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