Disney+’s main problem will be piracy
November 14, 2019

How else will you watch The Mandalorian?

This week saw the rollout of Disney+, the company’s own dedicated streaming platform. With franchises like Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and National Geographic, you can say that Disney+ has a pretty large library under its belt.

Just like Netflix and Amazon, Disney is aiming to release its own original content on Disney+, some of which are already available during launch. One of the most anticipated shows to come on the streaming platform is The Mandalorian, an 8-episode limited series set in the Star Wars universe.

That’s enough to get any fan to sign up – after all, you get a 7-day trial and it only costs $6.99 (for now).

The problem is that the rollout for Disney+ is limited to a few countries at the moment. It launches initially in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands followed by Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico next week and some lucky users in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Ireland in March 2020.

The release date is unknown for us here in the UAE, but there’s a good chance we may have to wait for more than a year before we can legally use Disney+ here. I used the term legally because well, there’s always a workaround to get it working even if you are in a country that’s not supported (but that’s another story).

Where does it leave us users who still don’t have access to it? Unfortunately, piracy is the only way you’ll get to watch the first episode of The Mandalorian. True to that statement, more than a day after it premiered on Disney+, you can already find a copy online – and you even have an option to download it in HD, 4K or even with HDR.

Then again, you’ll also find copies of The Mandalorian online that comes with malware so always be on the lookout. I remember getting my own PC infected after I download an unknown torrent online.

Piracy it seems will be the case for most users who want to see the latest Disney+ originals.. I personally don’t mind subscribing to Disney+, especially with multiple Marvel Studios titles that will be coming exclusively to it.

Will you be waiting for Disney+ to arrive to your country or will just download a copy of the latest Disney+ episode online just to see it? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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