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Star Plus: first impressions from Mexico | Digital Trends Spanish

At first glance, the Disney service does not seem like a platform for streaming which lacks content, especially because of that live sports offer that comes from ESPN. So, it’s time to give first impressions of Star Plus from Mexico.

As a precedent, this option arrived in Latin America on August 31, 2021, after HBO Max did the same, the property of WarnerMedia that, in addition to series and movies, offers the transmission of Champions League matches for fans of Brazil and Mexico.

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First impressions of Star Plus

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If the initial complaints that it has generated are put aside, the first thing that stands out about Star Plus —test carried out from Mexico and from the web version of the platform— is its main menu with the options of ESPN, Movies and Series, among others. .

About sports, highlights the live broadcasts of the 2021 US Open and scheduled productions such as ESPN FC, SportsCenter and Fútbol Picante, as well as content from F1, NFL, MLB and NBA, and football matches from Ligue 1, Serie A, AFA, Liga MX and UEFA Europa League. That is, for Mexico the Champions League, LaLiga (Spain) and English Premier League competitions will not be enabled, but not for Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

By clicking on the section Films, Star Plus displays sections such as recent releases, all movies, 30 for 30, science fiction, action and adventure, biographies, comedy, drama, music and romance.

Recent films include titles such as the multi-award-winning Nomadland, Judy, Threat in the deep, Battle angel, Lucy in the Sky and Jojo rabbit. In science fiction the films of the Alien franchise, The Predator, Back to the Future and Back to the Future II, and a trio of the saga of Planet of the Apes stand out.

In local content, Latin America, the service highlights films such as Elvira, Girls alright, Road to peace, The idealists club, The son of the bride, Nine Queens and the docuserie Bios, which tells part of the life and career of musicians such as Charly García, Andrés Calamaro, Gustavo Cerati, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Café Tacvba and Álex Lora.

In the section Series, Star Plus shows as “main” titles such as The walking dead, American horror story, Modern family, Grey’s Anatomy (16 seasons), Only Murders in the Building (all three episodes to date), Love, victor (a season of two), Dollface, A Teacher, The Simpson (all 32 seasons), Homeland, This is us, How i met your mother, Pose, Lost and Futurama.

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As for subtitles and dubbing, there is no problem when it comes to deployment or activation, both on the computer and on the cell phone. The same did not happen with HBO Max, as several Latin Americans complained that the subtitles were not in the proper format.

Unfortunately for some, the Star Plus app is not yet available on either Roku or Fire TV, so its performance on these players cannot yet be counted, especially with live content.


With all the content to be found on Star Plus, the remaining idea is that the service is aimed at a wider audience, especially when compared to Disney Plus.

Despite the fact that they are two separate Disney platforms, or at least for Latin America, the Star Plus proposal is different, with productions that go beyond Marvel, Star Wars or Pixar, in addition to an important sports portfolio live.

This did not mean that several users were disappointed by not having the free trial period in Star Plus or a more attractive discount when contracting the package that includes the two platforms.

The conclusion that can be drawn is that this service comes to compete in a Latin American market already full of options for streaming, in which there is also Disney Plus.

Whoever hires the newcomer may want to eliminate Netflix, Apple TV Plus, Paramount Plus, or why not Disney Plus. Your budget may not be enough for more.

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