Disney+ arrives on local PlayStation consoles, but only the PS5

  • When Disney+ launched in South Africa earlier this year, one of the platforms where the streaming app was missing was gaming consoles.
  • After months of waiting, those with an Xbox console gained access in late September. 
  • Now it is finally the turn of PS5 console owners, with the app available to download.

Ever since Disney+ launched in South Africa, local gamers have been baying for access to the streaming platform via their consoles. It was Xbox owners that were the first to get an app, with it arriving on the during Comic Con Africa 2022 in late September.

At the time, PlayStation console owners were left in the lurch, but now access has been made available, with the Disney+ South Africa Twitter account confirming as much this morning. There is a caveat, however, with it only available to those with a PS5 at the time of writing.

“Today, Disney+, the streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, announced that the streaming app will be available on PlayStation 5 consoles beginning on 6 December 2022 in South Africa,” PlayStation South Africa noted in a press release sent to Hypertext.

“With over 1000 films, more than 1500 series and a slate of 200 exclusive Originals from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more, Disney+ offers fans the greatest stories, all in one place, and the next few months are set to be full of entertainment,” it added.

We checked the media marketplace of our own PS5, which is with Hypertext on long-term review from a local distributor, and the app is indeed available to download and begin streaming.

Gaining access to the app requires the use of a One Time Pin (OTP) sent to the phone number associated with the account holder, but thankfully it does not require this every time you access the app, which is the case on tablets and smartphones.

Users will have access to high-quality viewing up to 4K, up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices, and the ability to set up to seven different profiles, including the ability for parents to set a PIN to access age-appropriate content,” the release concludes.

Hopefully then, the streaming experience will be better on console than it has been on other platforms to date.

We are also awaiting word on when PS4 consoles will be added to the mix.


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