The Disney+ app launches on PS5 today in South Africa
South Africans can download the Disney+ app on their PS5 consoles starting today. Disney announced that the app is now available for the game console and can be found under the Media section of the home screen.
The Disney+ app for PS5 has been long overdue. The service was launched in South Africa back in May this year and the app was not available for download until today.
At the moment, it’s still too early to tell how the PS5 Disney+ app will perform in South Africa. The Xbox Series X/S app launched in September and unfortunately offered a mediocre experience for console owners. The app still doesn’t stream in native 4K, which means your 4K game console and TV won’t deliver the highest quality possible on the Disney+ service.
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Disney claims that the PS5 app streams at “up to 4K” in the press release, so it will be interesting to see how well this app performs and whether or not it achieves this promised bitrate.
This remains an underlying issue for Disney+ in EMEA. Most Disney+ TV apps run at 1920×1080. The apps running at 3840×2160 stream content in HD. So there is quality control in place to ensure South Africans get 4K content on their 4K TVs.
The only way to get native 4K Disney+ in SA is to buy a 4K Android box or use an Apple TV device. Apart from that, every other version of the app is not working properly. At the time of writing, the Disney+ app was not available on my PS5 console. I will continue to check today and when they are available, test some streams to see how smooth the experience is.
Disney has yet to share any details about the PS4 console launch for the app…
With over 1,000 movies, more than 1,500 series and over 200 exclusive originals from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more, Disney+ offers fans the best stories, all in one place, and the next few months are set to be packed of entertainment. This December is no different, and PS5™ fans can embrace the holidays with a streaming stocking full of viewing pleasure! December on Disney+ means more than just classic Christmas movies (although there are plenty of those too!), with blockbusters like Amsterdam landing this month, new episodes of Willow, The Santa Clauses and American Horror Story there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained . Users will have access to high-quality viewing up to 4K, up to four simultaneous streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices and the ability to set up up to seven different profiles, including the ability for parents to set a PIN to access age-appropriate contents.