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 following information:
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%.
Did you know we have a YouTube Channel? Every week we have a live Cord Cutting Q&A, and weekly Cord Cutting recap shows exclusively on our YouTube Channel!
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for our live Q&A, weekly news recap, and more.
Follow us for more cord cutting news, tips, and reviews.
Plus, join our Tech Support Facebook Group for cord cutting support from our community.
Sign up for our newsletter
Get our weekly newsletter, the latest deals, and much more.
Jess Barnes attended Edinboro University and spent years working in nonprofit before taking up freelance writing in 2012. Jess has been working for Cord Cutters News since 2017.