How to watch Disney Plus in Malaysia? Best [September 2022] Guide

How to watch Disney Plus in Malaysia? Best [September 2022] Guide

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Disney Plus Malaysia officially launched as Disney+ Hotstar, making streaming Disney+ movies and series more accessible with Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, National Geographic, and Hotstar content. You can watch Malaysian TV series and movies thanks to its collaboration with Astro Malaysia.

You can now browse through over 800 movies and more than 18000 episodes of TV series apart from the latest shows like Ms. Marvel, The Files of Young Kindaichi 5, and K-drama Kiss Sixth Sense on Disney Plus Hotstar Malaysia. Although there are other streaming options like iFlix, Tubi TV, and Viu, you can access a wider variety of local Malaysian content such as Kisah Cinta Kita and Outrun By Running Man, and also watch Malaysian drama online on Disney Plus Malaysia.

But did you wonder if you will be travelling abroad to a country where Disney Hotstar is not supported? Ever think about how are you going to watch Star Wars on Disney Plus in the Philippines, Disney Plus Bolivia, or Disney+ in New Zealand? Additionally, if you want to access the content library of the US in Malaysia, you can get a VPN for Disney Plus and learn how to set it up by jumping to the section “How to access Disney+ USA in Malaysia with a VPN.”


How Do I Subscribe to Disney Plus Hotstar in Malaysia? [2 Easy Ways]

You can subscribe to Disney Plus Hotstar in Malaysia in two ways:

Disney+ Malaysia Astro pack:

You can visit the official Astro website, both new and existing subscribers can add the Disney+ Hotstar pack.  Existing customers can get Disney+ Hotstar as an add-on for an additional RM 5.00. For new subscribers, there are four packs:

  1. Movies,
  2. Premium 1
  3. Premium 3
  4. Platinum packs

Disney+ Hotstar Malaysia Official website (Without Astro)

You can subscribe from the official website of Disney+ Hotstar Malaysia. You will only require a mobile number and you can easily sign up after a simple 4-digit verification. A one-month subscription costs only RM 18.30 without ads. You can pay it with online banking via FPX, a credit card (VISA, Mastercard, & AMEX), or a debit card of your choice.

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Get a subscription to Disney Plus Hotstar in Malaysia without Astro

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Note: Jump to “How to pay Disney Plus Malaysia” to find out about prices and payment links.


How Can I watch Disney Plus in Malaysia? [4 Quick Steps]

Steps to watch Disney Plus Malaysia are as follows:

  1. Sign up for a Disney+ subscription.
  2. Install Disney Plus App on your devices such as Apple TV, Android TV or other devices like Roku.
  3. After installation, launch the Disney Plus App.
  4. Log in and stream your desired content.

Note: If you want to use Disney+ on iPhone outside the USA and you need complete detail on how to get it? So this blog is also for you.


How Much Does Disney+ Malaysia Costs?

The cost of subscribing to Disney Plus in Malaysia is as follows:

DIRECT/ OTHER SUBSCRIBERS ASTRO TV SUBSCRIBERS
RM 54.90 – 3 months package auto-renewed unless manually canceled RM 5.00 – per month for existing subscribers of the Astro Movies pack
For further information: check the official Disney+ Hotstar MY page For further information: check the official Astro TV MY page

What is Disney+ Hotstar Malaysia?

The association between Disney Plus and Star India’s streaming service Hotstar platform resulted in Disney Plus Hotstar. Later in 2019, the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney brought about Disney Plus Hotstar.

With Hotstar India’s infrastructure, Disney expanded its content library with a to z Tamil movies and other local content.
The branding Disney+ Hotstar was later introduced in Disney+ Indonesia, which is now followed in Malaysia. Similarly, Disney Plus Singapore, Disney Plus Hungary, Disney Plus Australia, and Disney+ Thailand have different branding as well.


Astro and Disney Plus Hotstar in Malaysia

Similar to Hotstar India, Astro is a subscription-based streaming platform in Malaysia. Disney+ Hotstar has collaborated with Astro in the capacity of an official distributor.
This makes it easier for existing Astro subscribers of Movies Pack to add on Disney+ Hotstar for a minimal amount. Alternatively, new customers can subscribe to the content library of Disney Hotstar with various value bundles and gift cards.

However, it is essential to note that Astro does NOT solely distribute Disney Plus Hotstar. Instead, customers can directly stream Disney Plus via apps and other mobile devices or platforms.


How to Watch Disney+ USA in Malaysia With a VPN?

The steps to watch Disney+ USA in MY are as follows:

  • Get yourself a VPN subscription. (We recommend ExpressVPN quite simply because it is the best VPN to watch Disney Plus)
  • Log in to your VPN app.
  • In the server list, select a USA server (recommended servers for streaming Disney+ with ExpressVPN are Denver, Miami, Atlanta & Chicago.)
  • Now Sign in to your Disney Plus App, or Smart TVs like Apple TV or Android TV and stream away!

Note: Remember, the steps above are meant for users who have already subscribed to Disney+. Connecting via a VPN won’t allow you to stream Disney Plus free of charge. In fact, do check out Disney Plus bundle price on Disney Plus US! which includes Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ subscripton.


How a VPN Service Will Help You Watch Disney+ in a Geo-Restricted Country?

The internet with which you browse has your local IP address. So what it means is that if you are in Malaysia, your internet connection will reflect your location as Malaysia.
Did you know that Disney+ restricts the IP address of the regions where it has not launched officially? Now you do! This includes countries like South Africa and Israel. Thus you won’t be able to watch Disney+ VenezuelaDisney+ in Vietnam or Disney Plus in Pakistan.

Hence a VPN service is essential to conceal and change your local IP address with Disney+’s officially launched locations like Disney+ in UK, Disney+ in Hong Kong and so on. Therefore connecting to a US server with your VPN, the Disney+ tracker gets tricked by your camouflage IP address and thinks you reside in the USA. Thus, it allows you to access Disney Plus and stream the content.

You can also use a reliable VPN to unblock Hotstar in USA, Hotstar in Brazil, Hotstar in Portugal, or Disney+ Hotstar in France!

Note: You can also utilize the option of enjoying foreign content by understanding the basics of turning on or how to turn off subtitles on Disney Plus!


How Can I Watch Disney Plus Malaysia Content Abroad? [3 Easy Steps]

If you are travelling to a geo-restricted country and want to access Disney Plus Malaysia content, follow the easy steps mentioned below:

  1. Sign up for a VPN subscription. (We suggest getting ExpressVPN because you will stream your content buffer-free with no server disconnections)
  2. Sign in and select the VPN location of a Malaysia server.
  3. Log on to Disney Plus and stream the Malaysian content of your choice!

What Can I Watch on Disney Plus Hotstar in Malaysia?

There are many TV shows, series, and movies available to watch on Disney+ Hotstar Malaysia. However, in case you can’t decide from where to start, we got you covered!

Marvel movies & TV shows on Disney Plus Hotstar Malaysia Disney movies & TV shows on Disney Plus Hotstar Malaysia Star Wars movies & TV shows on Disney Plus Hotstar Malaysia Pixar movies & TV shows on Disney Plus Hotstar Malaysia  National Geographic content on Disney Plus Hotstar Malaysia
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • The Rise of Sky Walker
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars Essential Episodes
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  • The Mandalorian

 

  • Turning Red
  • Luca
  • Monsters At Work
  • Forky Asks a Question
  • Inside Pixar
  • Soul
  • Toy Story
  • Finding Nemo
  • WALL·E

What Malaysian Movies and TV Shows are on Disney+ Hotstar?

Popular Malaysian Movies

  • J2: J Retribiusi
  • Zombitopia
  • Ada Hantu
  • Ejen Ali The Movie 2
  • J Revolusi
  • Tombiruo
  • Ada Apa Dengan Cinta

Popular Malaysian TV Shows

  • Oh My Hantaran
  • Life Lila
  • Kau Cipta Kasih
  • Suamiku Lelaki Pendosa
  • Tumpang Lalu Bang
  • Single Terlalu Ada Hantu
  • Kekasih Hati Mr. Bodyguard
  • Upin & Ipin
  • Kisah Cinta Kita
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Watch your favorite Malaysian content on Disney+ Hotstar.


What Hindi & Tamil Movies and Shows are Available on Disney+ Hotstar?

Although there is much Indian content available on Disney Hotstar, the Hindi and Tamil popular content are also available. Blockbusters like Naalavathu Singam, Kaithi, Saamy 2, Vada Chennai, Arjun Varma, Vishwaroopam (both 1 & 2), Escaype Live, Rudra: The Edge of Darkness, Maraan, The Great Indian Murder, Thuppakki, Venky Mama, Kaaka Muttai, Judwaa 2, Super Singer 8; and Naam- to mention a few.


What Japanese, Chinese & Hong Kong Movies and Shows are Available on Disney+ Hotstar?

To better serve its diverse target audiences, Disney Hotstar features Mainland Chinese, Japanese, and Hong Kong-made programming. Delicacies Destiny, Doctor Lawyer, The Silent Forest, The Files of Young Kindaichi 5, Joy of Life 2, Ip Man 4: The Finale, Agent Mr. Chan, Min’s Family, Line Walker 2, The Storm Riders, The Legend Of Hao Lan, and Nothing Gold Can Stay are among the titles available. You can also watch some Korean shows like Kiss Sixth Sense or Singapore Drama on Disney+ Hotstar.


What Devices Support Disney Plus Malaysia?

Here is a simplified list of some Disney Plus compatible:

DEVICE COMPATIBILITY DETAILS
Smartphones, Tablets & Mobiles
  • iOS 10 and above
  • iPad 10 above
  • Android mobile 4.4.4
  • Mobile web
Browsers on Computers or Laptops
  • Google Chrome v 75 and above
  • Safari v 11 and above
  • Microsoft Edge v 79 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera
  • UR Browser
Smart TVs & Other devices

Is Disney Plus Malaysia Worth it?

Most definitely, yes! The reason is that Disney Hotstar content in Malaysia is not limited to children; there’s a lot for adults with its world-class content. So besides watching Disney movies, Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, and other favourites such as “Snowdrop,” “The Simpsons,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Walking Dead,” “Criminal Minds,” you can watch Disney Plus originals like “Loki,” “Wanda Vision,” and “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” as well.

You can watch upcoming movies or series that have a simultaneous release; such as that of the cinemas on Disney Plus. For instance, Marvel Studio’s “Black Widow” had an exclusive access feature.

Furthermore, there is a lot of content for all the National Geographic fans, such as “The World According To Jeff Goldblum,” “The Right Stuff,” “Wild Islands,” “Lost Treasures Of Egypt,” and “Sharks Of The Bermuda Triangle” – to name a few.
The content on Disney Plus in Malaysia ranges from Disney+ originals to Hindi and Tamil movies, Chinese dramas and Hong Kong movies, and exclusive Malaysian TV series.

All this content variety has been possible due to their contracts with the finest Malaysian production houses such as Skop Productions, Revolution Media Films, Prime works Studios, and many more.
With a content library as diverse as Disney Plus Hotstar Malaysia, it is definitely worth the purchase.


Disney Plus Malaysia FAQs

You can watch Disney+ on almost every popular device, including Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, PS4, Xbox One, Roku, Amazon Firestick, FireTV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Smart TVs (LG WebOS, Samsung Tizen, Android TV).

Yes, Disney  Plus in Malaysia was launched on the 1st of June, 2021. You can stream your favorite movies of TV shows through its five content hubs such as Disney+, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic for the price of RM 54.90 for 3 months (equal to RM 18.30 per month). Alternatively, existing Astro subscribers can add Disney+ Hotstar for RM 5 per month. 

Yes, Disney+ is released under the brand name Disney Plus Hotstar in Malaysia. As a result, users have access to a more extensive content library with many options from Disney Plus and Hotstar India.

No, you cannot use Astro Go to watch Disney Plus in Malaysia. As of July 2021, Astro has stated that Disney+ Hotstar is not available on Astro Go. However, later in 2022, they do have plans lined up for making Disney Plus Hotstar available on Ultra and Ulti connected boxes.

Yes, the Astro TV pack includes Disney+ Malaysia. With Astro being the official distributor of Disney+ Hotstar in Malaysia, streaming it on Astro is no issue.

Yes, most of the content is streamed on 1080p. However, some of Disney+ Hotstar Malaysia content will have Ultra HD 4K stream.

Yes, you can watch J2: J Retribusi on Disney Plus Hotstar in Malaysia. However, you will require a Hotstar Premium subscription to stream it on Disney+.

Yes, Ejen Ali, the movie is available on Disney+ Hotstar. However, Ejen Ali The movie 2 will be available only after it runs theatrically first.

Yes, there is a wide variety of Tamil and Hindi content. Some of the Tamil Megahits streaming are “Nanban”, “Kaaka Muttai”, Star Vijay series like “Vishwaroopam 1 and 2”,” Vedigundu Pasangge”, “Maari”, “Thuppakki”, “Pandian Stores”, “Bharathi Kannamma”,“Super Singer 8” and “Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar”. The Hindi stream contains movies like Sushant Singh Rajput’s much-talked-about “Atrangi Re,” “Shiddat,””Lootcase,” “Khuda Hafiz, ” Bhuj: The Pride of India,” “Big Bull,” and The Legend of Hanuman.

Unfortunately no, Hotstar does not offer a Disney Plus free trial in Malaysia.


Final thoughts on Disney Plus Malaysia

The launch of Disney Plus Malaysia is a huge sign of relief for all Disney Plus fans, as they won’t have to go through the trouble of downloading a VPN to watch Disney Plus. While there are multiple options to stream Disney+ Hotstar in Malaysia, the collaboration with Astro has made the process simpler for Astro TV’s existing subscribers by subscribing to Astro Movies pack.

However, if you want to access the US content library in Malaysia, you can subscribe to a reliable VPN service like ExpressVPN.

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Christina William

An avid traveler, always thrilled with the idea of exploring new places, Christina loves to strike off destinations from her bucket list whenever she gets an opportunity. Two constants of her life, whether at home or on the go, are Disney and Marvel shows and movies.

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4 responses to “How to watch Disney Plus in Malaysia? Best [September 2022] Guide”

  1. wong says:

    they don’t accept my malaysia visa / master credit card when i sign up the account, they say only accept cards from bank based in the U.S.
    I am using Xbox One and Express VPN in router.
    Any solution? Thanks…

    • Disney Watcher says:

      Hi Wong! You can use a US-based gift card for your payment method. Or, if you have friends and family in the US, you can ask them to help you out in regards to this.

  2. Jamilah says:

    Got sounds but no visual or pictures on TV android…please advise

    • Christina William says:

      Hi Jamilah,

      Usually, this happens when your Disney+ app is outdated. Check for app updates and install them. Alternatively, delete the app first, clear your cache, then reinstall Disney+ on your Android TV.

      I hope it helps.

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