After a few months’ wait, Disney + subscribers in Spain can finally see that, from this morning, in addition to the Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel or National Geographic sections, they are also being offered the Star section, a new section or sub-platform in which the US company will offer a set of series and films focused on adult audiences.
But, How does star work? Let’s see the highlights, both in configuration and in operation and catalog.
A very focused first time on parental controls
The first time we open the application, Disney + will show an animation that adds the Star content box to those of the rest of the franchises from Disney. From there, we will have to choose whether to see only a part of the catalog or the entire catalog.
This is because, as they recounted, The platform assumes that by default we are 14 years old, and to see content with a rating of +18 it will ask us for our account password and activate that filter in each of the profiles. It is not a tedious process and the control is appreciated, but it is better to do it on the web or in the mobile application if our password is long.
If our profile is +18 and we do not want other people, minors or not, to access, Disney now offers the possibility of protecting the entry in it with a numeric PIN.
A catalog in which we can see 4K and HDR content
One of the great doubts that there was regarding Star was in what quality its contents were going to be offered. When entering his films section, the answer is clear: most movies are in HD resolution, which is what they call 1080p or Full HD.
However, if we go to content that we know has been released in 4K UHD HDR, such as the ‘Die Hard’ movies or the ‘Alien’ saga, we can see that the 4K badge appears and, on certain occasions, the from Dolby Vision or HDR10. And you don’t have to go to classics, because for example, the two Deadpool movies are available like this.
This does not mean that all the movies that have been released on UHD Blu-Ray will be in this quality, but at least we know that the option is and it is probable that much of what is arriving will disembark in that capacity.
In terms of image quality itself, Disney + has the best of all streaming platforms alongside Apple TV +, and does not disappoint with bitrate spikes of 27 Mbps in, for example, ‘The Die Hard’. In 1080p content such as ‘Lost’ or ‘Titanic’, the bitrate is also very good but the codec is lower than that used in 4K or the HEVC used by Amazon, remaining in AVC / H.264.
Existing customers have been able to renew the year until today for 69.99 euros. From now on, of course, the monthly price of Disney + with Star (cannot be removed from the pack) will be 8.99 euros per month or 89.99 per year.