First some math.
A Disney+ subscription in Singapore costs S$11.98 per month or S$119.98 per year. You can subscribe directly for Disney+ in Singapore but for StarHub customers, it could get sweeter.
There are 3 customer groups within StarHub who will get Disney+ for free, they are existing and new –
- TV+ customers
- 2Gbps fibre broadband customers
- S$95 or S$155 mobile phone price plan customers
At a quick glance, the customer groups who typically enjoy free Disney+ in Singapore would be folks who are locked into a contract. It’s not something quite financially prudent these days but some users have unique circumstances. For example, maybe they’d like to get the latest Samsung S21 without having to shell out a big initial cost.
Regardless, let’s do the math to see which customer group in StarHub gets the best value for Disney+ in Singapore.
Firstly, you’d need to sign up for 2 TV+ Passes, the cheapest here being Filipino / Indian / Malay content for S$15 per pass.
This adds up the monthly outlay to S$30 per month and you’d need to sign up for a minimum of 24 months.
Thus, this brings up the cost to S$720. With Disney+ Singapore costing S$119.98 per year and you get 2 years free, the math works out to S$480.04 over 24 months.
Based on the current deal, broadband customers will have a monthly outlay of S$62.90 per month. The first month is free with a minimum contract of 24 months.
This brings up the total cost of S$1446.70 for a service which is more or less essential for the home.
Discounting the Disney+ offer, broadband customers only get a 12-month deal. So that works out to S$1326.72 over 24 months.
What’s cool here is that if you have 1 more month left on your fibre broadband plan, StarHub will give you 12 months of Disney+ as long as you remain a customer. Same applies for mobile phone customers below.
This is probably the most expensive offer, or could be the cheapest if your company covers your mobile phone plan.
For S$95, the total cost across 24 months would come up to S$2280. Discounting the Disney+ 1 year offer, this works out to S$2160.02 over 24 months.
For S$95, the total cost across 24 months would come up to S$2760. Discounting the Disney+ 1 year offer, this works out to S$2640.02 over 24 months.
This doesn’t include all the additional value-added service one might grab together with the mobile phone plan and the mobile phone initial outlay.
A “free” Disney+ subscription isn’t as free as it seems.
Some points to note
- StarHub customers will be informed progressively to activate their free Disney+ subscription via the StarHub mobile app.
- The Disney+ subscription will end the moment a customer ends their StarHub services.
- Customers will be able to choose an email of their choice to activate Disney+.
This is important because this means your email is not locked down by StarHub and users will have a choice to subscribe directly to Disney themselves in the future. This saves all your viewing history and profiles.
Here’s a handy table to give you the numbers at a glance:
|Total Cost (24 months)||Disney+ Cost||Final Cost|
|Mobile Phone (S$95)||S$2280||S$119.98||S$2160.02|
|Mobile Phone ($155)||S$2760||S$119.98||S$2640.02|
If it were up to us to decide, the free Disney+ subscription makes the most sense for fibre broadband customers considering it would be an essential utility in this day and age. While it might make more sense to get Disney+ direct, this is still a nice perk for existing and new StarHub customers.
Gerald currently straddles between his love of video games and board gaming. There’s nothing that interests him more than trying out the newest and fanciest gadget in town as well. He dreams of publishing a board game sometime in the future!