Disney recently announced that “Mulan” would be made available through a new Disney+ Premier Access feature through the streaming service. Those who want to watch the live action movie would need to pay $30 on top of their Disney+ subscription. Now we know that the film will also be made available through distribution partners including Apple, Google, and Roku.
A page on the Disney+ Help Center has been updated with the
What is Premier Access?
Starting September 4, with Premier Access, you can watch Mulan before it’s available to all Disney+ subscribers. Disney+ will offer Premier Access to Mulan for $29.99 on disneyplus.com and select platforms, including Apple, Google, and Roku. Once you have Premier Access to Mulan, you can watch as many times as you want on any platform where Disney+ is available. Your access to Mulan will continue as long as you are an active Disney+ subscriber.
We first speculated that this might be the case in our post going over the basics of Disney+ Premier Access, though we mentioned that the film might include Amazon as a distributor and it looks like a deal has not been made with Amazon (yet.)
Variety confirmed with Disney that purchases of the film through in-app payments on Apple, Google, and Roku, “Disney will be subject to transaction fees taken by each of those platforms.” Typically, those fees range from 20-30%, though LightShed Partners analyst Rich Greenfield noted that when “Trolls World Tour” went straight to streaming, all platforms kept the fees at 20%.
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